Silver Fox Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Molybdenum, Gold, Copper, Silver, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002922
MRDS ID A015414
Record type Site
Current site name Silver Fox Prospect
Alternate or previous names Silvertone
Related records 10257640

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.5724, 65.013 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position 12 MILES NORTH OF FAIRBANKS BY AIR
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • 2 MILES EAST OF THE ELLIOTT HIGHWAY ON THE DIVIDE BETWEEN FOX AND FLUME CREEK. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Molybdenum Primary
Gold Secondary
Copper Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Tonalite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.5724, 65.013

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • 375 FT. LONG MAIN ADIT; 50 FT. LONG DRIFT.

Comments on development

  • NO RECORD OF MINING; OPERATED IN 1973 PRINCIPALLY AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015414

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ADDGS RI 83-9.

  • Deposit

    ADDGS OF 46

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEINS IN TONALITE CONTAIN SCATTERED, FLATTENED, SMALL PODS OF MOLYBDENITE. PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE ON SLICKENSIDED FRACTURE SURFACES THAT OFFSET MOLYBDENITE-QUARTZ VEINS. ACCROSS FAULT ZONE IS AN AREA OF FISSURE VEINS CARRYING PYRITE, ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, AND SPHALERITE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey