Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002960
MRDS ID A015457
Record type Site
Current site name Perrault

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.32906, 65.06968 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 48; SW1/4 sec. 22, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Perrault prospect is north of Fairbanks Creek and about 3/4 of a mile west of Too Much Gold Creek; it is at an elevation of 1,980 feet. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Antimony Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = unknown Ag
  • Ore Material = unknown Ag.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore


  • (Local) Yellow-green stains of antimony-oxide are abundant (Chapin, 1914, p. 329).

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.32906, 65.06968

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Gold is found in three or four nearly parallel veins of quartz enclosing masses of schist (Chapin, 1914, p. 329). Limonitic material taken from the dump is said to occur in veinlike bodies parallel to the quartz vein; it contains small amounts of both gold and silver (Chapin, 1914, p. 329). Narrow reticulating veinlets of stibnite occur in both quartz and schist, and yellow-green stains of antimony-oxide is abundant (Chapin, 1914, p. 329). The high grade portion of the shear zone was 2-feet-wide (Times Publishing Company, 1912, p. 22). The shear zone strikes N 80 W and dips 60 S. in quartz-mica schist (Chapin, 1914, p. 329).? the prospect was examined in 1942 as a possible source of antimony but did not exhibit sufficient antimony mineralization to warrant further exploration or development (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).

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 = George Perrault located the Minnie and Aroostook claims and made a surface opening on a lode striking N 80 W that dipped 60 S. Chapin (1914) reported that these workings were caved by 1913.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015457
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG181

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Times Publishing Company, 1912, Tanana Magazine, Quartz Edition: Fairbanks, Alaska 76 p.

  • 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

    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

    Freeman, C.J., 1992, 1991 Golden Summit project final report, volume 2: Historical summary of lode mines and prospects in the Golden Summit project area, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp., 159 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.)

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.

  • 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 = Chapin, 1914

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz veins.
Deposit Other Comments = the prospect was discovered by George Perrault at some time prior to 1912 and consisted of the Minnie and Aroostook claims (Times Publishing Company, 1912; Chapman and Foster, 1969).

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