Coffee Dome

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002970
MRDS ID A015468
Record type Site
Current site name Coffee Dome
Related records 10233164

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.17101, 65.09162 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 56; NE1/4 sec. 17, T. 3 N., R. 3 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is at the head of Walnut Creek on the southwestern flank of Coffee Dome. Accuracy is within 2,000 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.17101, 65.09162

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Holdsworth (1952) reported that Walter Lindgren had conducted exploration activity of an unspecified nature on this prospect in 1952. The only other known references to this prospect indicates exploration uncovered gold-lead-silver mineralization of unknown grade or character (R.M. Chapman and Foster, 1969). No other published or private references to the Coffee Dome prospect are known.

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 = Holdsworth (1952) reported that Walter Lindgren had conducted exploration activity of an unspecified nature on this prospect in 1952.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015468
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG191

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Holdsworth, P.R., 1952, Report of the Commissioner of Mines for the Biennium ended December 31, 1952: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Annual Report 1952, 66 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

    Burand, W. M., 1968, Geochemical investigations of selected areas in the Yukon-Tanana region of Alaska, 1965 and 1966: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geochemical Report 13, 51 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 = Chapman and Foster, 1969

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).

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