Goodwin

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002915
MRDS ID A015405
Record type Site
Current site name Goodwin

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.73185, 65.00078 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 10; NW1/4SW1/4 sec. 15, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for a shaft along Independence Gulch, about a mile east of Scrafford mine. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Stibnite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Material On Dump Altered To Sulphur.

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.73185, 65.00078

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hill (1933, p. 157) describes this antimony mine as consisting of lenses of massive stibnite in crushed schist with some pyrite. The ore is in a clay-rich gouge in brecciated quartz and schist. The ore zone strikes N 80 E and dips 45 S. This is the eastern extension of the Scrafford mine stibnite zone. A sample of stibnite ore from the Goodwin mine dump contained 32.95% Sb (Killeen and Mertie, 1951, p. 12). Workings consisted of an 85-foot inclined shaft and a 60-foot tunnel (Hill, 1933, p. 157).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Hill (1933, p. 157) reported that ore was mined and shipped in 1916, but the amount is not known. Mulligan (1974, p. 12) reported development and an unknown amount of production in 1968-69.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Workings consisted of an 85-foot inclined shaft and a 60-foot tunnel (Hill, 1933, p. 157).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015405
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG038

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1917, The mining industry in the territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1916: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 153, 89 p.

  • Deposit

    Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.

  • Deposit

    Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 p.

  • 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

    Mulligan, J.J., 1974, Mineral resources of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline corridor: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8626, 24 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-633, 72 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Joesting, H.R., 1943, Strategic mineral occurrences in interior Alaska, supplement to pamphlet no. 1: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 2, 26 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hill, 1933

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Quartz-stibnite vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation