Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002784
MRDS ID A015248
Record type Site
Current site name Maloney
Related records 10135922

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.09101, 64.85577 (WGS84)
Relative position The Maloney prospect is located in the SE1/4 sec. 2, T. 1 S., R. 3 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The Maloney shaft is located approximately one-half mile northwest of the junction of Willow and Ester Creeks; it is approximately 1.9 miles south-southwest of the top of Ester Dome. This prospect is locality 3 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Stibnite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.09101, 64.85577

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A 90-foot shaft intersected a 12- to 14-foot-wide vein at a depth of 50 feet (Hill, 1933, p. 123). The vein strikes east-northeast and dips southeast. Material on the dump is mainly quartz schist; there is also some quartz that contains arsenopyrite and stibnite (Hill, 1933, p. 123).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = There is no record of the amount of production, if any.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The workings consisted of a 90-foot shaft that could not be entered when visited by Hill in 1931 (Hill, 1933, p. 123).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015248
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB022

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.

  • Deposit

    Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 p.

  • Deposit

    Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-410, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-662, 174 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hill, 1933

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JUL-2001 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 31-JUL-2001 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation