Hoel Brothers

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002916
MRDS ID A015406
Record type Site
Current site name Hoel Brothers
Alternate or previous names Johnson and Witmer
Related records 10232907

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.70296, 65.02161 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 11; NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 11, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is near the divide between Wildcat Creek and Vault Creek. Accuracy is within 2,500 feet.
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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) -147.70296, 65.02161

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Lode consists of a 30-foot vein carrying low gold values and a richer vein, 8 inches to 2 feet in width (Brooks, 1912, p. 32). By 1910, there was 280 feet of shaft and 60 feet of drift (Brooks, 1912, p. 32).

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 = Brooks (1912) reported that there was 280 feet of shaft and 60 feet of drift.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015406
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG041

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1912, The Alaska mining industry in 1911, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, 1911: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 520, p. 17-44.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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

    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 = Brooks, 1912

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein.

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