Green Mountain

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002827
MRDS ID A015299
Record type Site
Current site name Green Mountain
Related records 10111874

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.50295, 64.96661 (WGS84)
Relative position The Green Mountain prospect is located in the SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 26, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. This deposit is on the west side of Rose Creek, about 1,000 feet west of the mouth of Evening Star Creek. It is about 4.1 miles west-southwest of the top of Gilmore Dome. The prospect is included in locality 30 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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.50295, 64.96661

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A small open cut exposes a 15-foot-wide quartz vein (Chapin, 1914, B 592-J, p. 321-355). An adit driven to crosscut the vein intersected a brecciated mass of schist with small quartz veins; free gold was panned here from crushed rock (Chapin, 1914, B 592-J, p. 321-355). This prospect lies on the western edge of a Cretaceous granite that intrudes two units of the Fairbanks Schist that are composed of (1) quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist, and (2) amphibolite, magnetite-rich biotite schist, quartz schist, and marble (Newberry and others, 1996).

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 workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Workings consisted of a small open cut and an adit (Chapin, 1914, B 592-J, p. 321-355).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015299
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB103

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

    Mulligan, J.J., 1974, Mineral resources of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline corridor: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8626, 24 p.

  • 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.

  • Deposit

    Newberry, R.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Clautice, K.C., Combellick, R.A., Douglas, T., Laird, G.M., Liss, S.A., Pinney, D.S., Reifenstuhl, R.R., and Solie, D.N., 1996, Preliminary geologic map of the Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 96-16, 17 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Chapin, 1914 (B 592-J, p. 321-355)

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