Hegan and Lefebre

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002877
MRDS ID A015363
Record type Site
Current site name Hegan and Lefebre

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.00601, 64.86077 (WGS84)
Relative position The Hegan and Lefebre prospect is located in the NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 5, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is about 25 feet east of Eva Creek, approximately 1 mile upstream fromt its mouth; the prospect is about 1 mile north-northeast of the town of Ester.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.00601, 64.86077

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A tunnel was driven on a north-trending vein that exposed quartz and a cross-cutting fracture zone in fractured country rock (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 207]). There is no data on ore grade,although it is assumed that this was a gold prospect (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 44]).

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 tunnel driven on a north-trending vein exposed quartz and a cross-cutting fracture zone in fractured country rock (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 207]).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015363
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB049

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks, in Prindle, L.M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 153-216.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 137-202.

  • 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 = Smith, 1913 (B 525)

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