Hi-Yu Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony, Silver, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002965
MRDS ID A015462
Record type Site
Current site name Hi-Yu Mine
Alternate or previous names Crites and Feldman Mine
Related records 10257830

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.27785, 64.07465 (WGS84)
Relative position ABOUT 27 MILES BY ROAD NE OF FAIRBANKS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 51. MILL MARKED ON LIVENGOOD (A-1) ALONG MOOSE CREEK, A TRIBUTARY OF FAIRBANKS CR. DEPOSITS TREND NW OF MILL, ALONG DIRT ROAD. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = FAIRBANKS 1:250000

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Secondary
Silver Secondary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Pyrite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Near Surface Stibnite Has Been Oxidized

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.27785, 64.07465

Comments on the geologic information

  • HELEN S. VEIN HAS AN AVERAGE STRIKE OF N 65 W AND IS VERTICAL OR DIPS 80-85 S; AVERAGE WIDTH 10-12 IN. HI-YU VEIN IS SIMILAR; STRIKES N 75 W. MANY FAULTS, BUT NONE WITH MORE THAN 20 FT. OF OFFSET; ALL MOVEMENT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN NORMAL.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discoverer Crites And Feldman
Year of first production 1913

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • WELL OVER A MILE OF WORKINGS, PLUS STOPES; OTHER OPEN CUTS, PROSPECT PITS, ETC.

Comments on development

  • MINE OPERATED FROM 1913 TO 1940 (EXCEPT FOR 1 OR 2 YEARS) AND IN A FEW YEARS BETWEEN 1941 AND 1951. MILL ON PROPERTY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015462

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-1), LOC. 51.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 525, P. 156-159

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 662, P. 404-405

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 849-B, P. 63, 70, 108-113.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MANY QUARTZ VEINS, SOME ALONG FAULTS AND MOST OFFSET BY FAULTS, CONTAIN FREE GOLD AND SULFIDES INCLUDING STIBNITE, ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, ARSENOPYRITE, PYRITE, AND SPHALERITE. SOME OXIDATION PRODUCTS. SOME SILICIFIED SCHIST BETWEEN VEINS MIGHT CONSTITUTE LOW GRADE GOLD ORE. CONSIDERABLE SURFACE ENRICHMENT IN PLACES. STIBNITE IN KIDNEYS AND IRREGULAR VEINS. GOLD CONTENT VARIABLE; HIGHEST WHERE SULFIDES ARE MOST ABUNDANT. HANGING WALL OF MAIN VEIN MARKED BY A FAULT; SOME OF SULFIDE MINERALIZATION WAS EARLIER THAN THE FAULTING.

Reporter information

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