Macomb

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002882
MRDS ID A015368
Record type Site
Current site name Macomb
Related records 10111701

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.97489, 64.89272 (WGS84)
Relative position The Macomb prospect is located in the SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 21, T. 1 N, R. 2 W. Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect consists of several claims that were staked on a vein on the north side of Saint Patrick Creek; it is approximately 2.5 miles east-northeast of the top of Ester Dome.
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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) -147.97489, 64.89272

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hill (1933, p. 152) reported that several claims had been staked on a vein that strikes northeast and dips 60 SE. Two shafts were sunk, one 30 and the other 50 feet deep, but they were caved by 1931. Ore on the dump is crushed schist, gouge, and quartz. There is no information on its metal content.

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 production information

  • Production Notes = There is no information on production, if any.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Two shafts were sunk, one to a depth of 30 feet and the other to 50 feet, but they were caved by 1931 (Hill, 1933).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015368
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB053

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 = 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