Unnamed (head of Kansas Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Antimony, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000688
MRDS ID A011315
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (head of Kansas Creek)
Related records 10210152

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.61283, 63.85964 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 4,900 feet on the south side of the drainage basin at the head of Kansas Creek, approximately 8 miles upstream from its mouth on the Wood River. It is approximately 2 miles southeast of VABM 7437 (Al). The map site is in sec. 19, T. 12 S., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1 mile. This is location 5 of Clark and Cobb (1972) and location 15 of Cox and others (1989).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Antimony Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 180
USGS model code 27d
Deposit model name Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.61283, 63.85964

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect is in the Lower Paleozoic or possibly Late Precambrian Birch Creek Schist, which consists of quartz-sericite schist, quartzite, and a few interbeds of massive marble (Wilson and others, 1998). Lower Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous granites intrude the metasedimentary rocks less than one mile to the south. The deposit consists of quartz lenses containing stibnite, minor galena, and sphalerite. The lenses are up to 6 feet thick and trend northeast. Samples contain as much as 63% antimony (Joesting, 1943).
  • Age = Probably Late Cretaceous or younger, assuming deposit is related to nearby granitic intrusive rocks.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Only surface workings. Samples contain as much as 63% antimony (Joesting, 1943).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011315
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE103

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Joesting, H.R., 1942, Antimony and tungsten deposits in Fairbanks and adjacent areas: Alaska Department of Mines MR 194-11, 25 p.

  • Deposit

    Ebbley, N., and Wright, W.S., 1948, Antimony deposits in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4173, 41 p.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Cox, D.P., Light, T.D., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Campbell, D.L., 1989, Mineral resource assessment map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-2058-A, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Dover, J.H., Bradley, D.C., Weber, F.R., Bundtzen, T.K., and Haeussler, P.J., 1998, Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-133, 17 p., 2 sheetsm, scale 1:500,000.

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Joesting, 1943

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Simple Sb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation