Unnamed (near California Creekl)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002839
MRDS ID A015314
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near California Creekl)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.72678, 64.07156 (WGS84)
Relative position This unnamed prospect is located in the SE1/4 sec. 4, T. 10 S., R. 6 W., Fairbanks Meridian, along an unnamed, northwest-flowing tributary of California Creek. The mouth of the tributary is about 2.5 miles below the mouth of McAdam Creek, and the prospect is about 4.2 miles east-northeast of the Liberty Bell mine. This prospect is included in locality 41 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary
Tungsten Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Ferberite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Wolframite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.72678, 64.07156

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect consists of a stibnite-bearing quartz vein. Wolframite has been found in float (Joesting, 1942, ATDM Pamph. 1, p. 41). Bedrock is gray quartz-orthoclase-sericite schist and augen gneiss of the California Creek Member of the Totatlanika Schist (Wahrhaftig, 1970 [GQ-810]).

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 = Little is known other than it is a prospect.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015314
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB135

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Joesting, H.R., 1942, Strategic mineral occurences in interior Alaska: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 1, 46 p.

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Fairbanks A-4 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-810, 1 sheet, scale 1:63:360.

  • 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 = Joesting, 1942 (ATDM Pamph. 1)

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