Crown Point

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002810
MRDS ID A015281
Record type Site
Current site name Crown Point
Alternate or previous names Comstock
Related records 10135876

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.00184, 64.85772 (WGS84)
Relative position The Crown Point prospect is located in the SE1/4NW1/4 sec. 5, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The prospect is on the east slope of Eva Creek, about three-quarters of a mile north of Ester Creek and about 0.9 mile northeast of the town of Ester. The mine is included in locality 19 of CObb (1972 [MF 410]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore


  • (Local) The schist next to the veins has been altered to clay.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.00184, 64.85772

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = An inclined shaft was driven 20 feet along two narrow quartz veins that were parallel to joints in schist (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 353]). The two veins, 2 inches and 0.5 inch thick, respectively, are oriented N. 40 W., dip 65 SW., and are separated by 4 feet of chloritic schist. The adjoining schist is altered to clay. Specks of visible gold were found in the quartz and the wall rock was said to contain a little gold (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 353]).

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 information available on production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Two thin gold-quartz veins were explored by a 20-foot inclined shaft (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 353]).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015281
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB067

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.

  • 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 = Chapin, 1914 (B 592)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein

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