Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10093978
MRDS ID A011317
Record type Site
Current site name Lindfors

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.65588, 63.20764 (WGS84)
Relative position The Lindfors prospect is at an elevation of about 3,900 feet on the divide at the head of Bryn Mawr Creek. It is in the SE1/4 of sec. 4, T. 20 S., R. 11 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 500 feet. This is location 11 of Cobb (1978: OFR 78-1062).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary
Antimony Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Quartz, sericite?, and pyrite.

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.65588, 63.20764

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Lindfors prospect is about 1,500 feet south-southwest of the Golden Zone mine (HE043). The country rocks at the prospect are Permo-Triassic redbed sandstones, conglomerates, limestones and volcanoclastic sediments, which are intruded by Upper Cretaceous quartz diorite dikes. The deposit consists of quartz veins containing arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, sphalerite, and tetrahedrite. Surface geochemistry values of 0.2 to 14 ppm gold, high silver, arsenic, lead, antimony and zinc have been reported (Hawley and Clark, 1974). The Lindfors deposit probably is a continuation of the deposit at the Golden Zone mine.
  • Age = Synchronous with the Golden Zone mineralization, dated as Late Cretaceous.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = One drill hole has explored the Lindfors zone at depth; there is a report of a shallow shaft, now collapsed, dug in the 1920's. Surface exploration consists of numerous pits and trenches. Close-spaced helicopter aeromagnetic and EM geophysical surveys have been flown over this prospect. In 1996, the State of Alaska flew a wider-spaced helicopter aeromagnetic survey that included this prospect (Burns, 1997).? Surface geochemistry values of 0.2 to 14 ppm gold, high silver, arsenic, lead, antimony and zinc have been reported (Hawley and Clark, 1974).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011317
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE046

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Ross, C.P., 1933, The Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849, p. 289-467.

  • Deposit

    Hawley, C.C., Clark, A.L., and Benfer, J.A., 1968, Geology of the Golden Zone mine area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 68-305, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:2,400.

  • Deposit

    Hawley, C.C., and Clark, A.L., 1974, Geology and mineral deposits of the upper Chulitna district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 758-B, p. 1-47, 2 sheets, scale 1:12,000 and 1:48,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-1062, 113 p.

  • Deposit

    Hawley, C.C., Meier, A.L., and Miller, R.L., 1968, Geochemical investigations at Antimony Creek antimony prospect, northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 337, 9 p.

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1919, Mineral resources of the upper Chulitna region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692-D, p. 207-232.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hawley and Clark, 1974

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 07-APR-2000 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation