Alaska Flyer

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002992
MRDS ID A015497
Record type Site
Current site name Alaska Flyer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.56796, 65.02773 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 17; NE1/4SW1/4 sec. 4, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is on the ridge between Dome Creek and the lower tributary of Seattle Gulch, at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Accuracy is within 2,500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.56796, 65.02773

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = An auriferous quartz vein in schist was reported near a contact with Cretaceous-Tertiary granodiorite (Smith, 1913; B 525, p. 194).

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 = A shaft was sunk to 30 feet (Smith, 1913; B 525, p. 194).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015497
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG058

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks, in Prindle, L.M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 153-216.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 137-202.

  • 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

    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 = Smith, 1913 (B 525)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Schist-hosted auriferous quartz vein near an igneous contact.

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