Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002875
MRDS ID A015361
Record type Site
Current site name Leidy

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.46295, 64.98356 (WGS84)
Relative position The Leidy prospect, in the NE1/4, SW1/4, sec. 24, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian, is beside the road on the north side of Gilmore Creek, about a quarter of a mile west of the mouth of Tom Creek.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.46295, 64.98356

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A shaft was sunk 40 feet on a glassy quartz vein. The vein strikes N. 70 W. and dips 50 N. The bedrock is schist with a thin covering of placer gravel. The ground had been sluiced and it is possible that gold was from a placer rather than a lode deposit (Hill, 1933, p. 155).

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 = A shaft was sunk 40 feet on a glassy quartz vein that was found when the ground was sluiced during placer mining (Hill, 1933, p. 155).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015361
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB107

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

    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 = 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