Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Tin, Tin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002874
MRDS ID A015360
Record type Site
Current site name Janiksela

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.59101, 64.97356 (WGS84)
Relative position The Janiksela prospect is located in the SW1/4NE1/4 sec. 29, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is on the north side of Goldstream Creek about 1.3 miles northeast of the junction of the Steese and Elliott highways at Fox. The exact location is uncertain.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Tin Primary
Tin Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.59101, 64.97356

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Cassiterite was reported, but Hill did not find any in the dump material in 1931 (Hill, 1933, p. 154). In 1931, two shafts were noted, but one was flooded and one was caved (Hill, 1933). The lode strikes east and apparently follows a contact between mica schist and black graphite schist. A mixture of quartz, feldspar, and mica on the dump suggests a pegmatite rather than a quartz vein (Hill, 1933, p. 154).

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 = The prospect was explored by two shafts (Hill, 1933, p. 154). These workings were flooded or caved when visited in 1931.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015360
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB090

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

    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., 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 = Tin-bearing pegmatite(?)

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