Johnson Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002936
MRDS ID A015429
Record type Site
Current site name Johnson Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.45574, 65.06357 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position 24 MILES BY ROAD NNE OF FAIRBANKS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 38. DEPOSIT NEAR MOUTH OF WILLOW CREEK, A HEADWATER TRIBUTARY OF CLEARY CR. DEPOSIT CLOSE TO STEESE HIGHWAY. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Stibnite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.45574, 65.06357

Comments on the geologic information

  • BEDROCK DEEPLY WEATHERED.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1942

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on development

  • DEPOSIT DISCOVERED IN THE SUMMER OF 1942 IN A PLACER CUT ON WILLOW CR. EXPLORED BY OPEN CUT AND SHAFT SUNK ON VEIN. A RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF WORK WOULD DETERMINE IF THERE IS SUFFICIENT ORE TO MAKE MINING WORTH WHILE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015429

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-1), LOC. 38

  • Deposit

    ALASKA DEPT. OF MINES PAMPHLET NO. 2, P. 7, 1943.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 42, P. 29

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 1024-I, P. 210.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STIBNITE OCCURS IN SEVERAL PARTS OF A WIDE QUARTZ ZONE, WHICH CROSSES WILLOW CR. AND HAS BEEN TRACED FOR 200 FT. IN CUT. LARGEST VEIN OF STIBNITE (WITH OCCASIONAL QUARTZ AND OTHER SULFIDES) WAS 6-18 INCHES WIDE AND WAS TRACED FOR 75 FT.

Reporter information

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