Thrift

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002917
MRDS ID A015407
Record type Site
Current site name Thrift
Related records 10184558

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.66407, 65.03578 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 12; NE1/4NW1/4 sec. 1, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Thrift mine is near the ridgetop, adjacent to the old railroad grade marked on the Livengood (A-2) quadrangle. It is just west of the Elliot Highway, about 4 miles SE of the Chatanika River.
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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) -147.66407, 65.03578

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Some ore from a quartz vein reported to have been mined and milled before 1912, yielded about 0.53 ounces of gold per ton (Smith, 1913; B 525).

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 workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some ore from a quartz vein reported to have been mined and milled before 1912, yielding about 0.53 ounces per ton in gold (Smith, 1913; B 525).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015407
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG048

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

    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

    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 = Smith, 1913 (B 525)

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