Mohawk Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101017
MRDS ID A015277
Record type Site
Current site name Mohawk Mine
Alternate or previous names Bondholder, Bondholder Extension, Peg Leg, Yellow Jacket, Mohawk #3 Mohawk, Liberty, Spite Fraction. Mohawk #2.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.98628, 64.87272 (WGS84)
Relative position ABOUT 8 MILES WNW OF FAIRBANKS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-410, LOC. 17. MINE AT HEAD OF ST. PATRICK CREEK. LOCATION MARKED ON FAIRBANKS (D-2). WORKINGS FROM ELEVATION 900 TO 1,250 FT. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Secondary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.98628, 64.87272

Comments on the geologic information

  • FAULT PLANES MARKED BY SEAMS OF GOUGE. SOME OF FAULTS IN WORKING MAY BE THRUSTS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1914
Year of last production 1940

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • THE UNDERGROUND WORK INCLUDES OVER 2,900 FT. OF DRIFTS AND OVER 1,800 FT. OF RAISES AND WINZES.

Comments on development

  • PROSPECTING, 1913. MINING REPORTED FROM 1914 TO 1940. MOHAWK CLAIM WORKINGS MOST EXTENSIVE; VEIN DEVELOPED FOR LENGHT OF 1,300 FT. AND TO VERTICAL DEPTH OF 232 FT. BY 1931.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015277

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-410 (D-2), LOC. 17

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 849-B, P. 142-147

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 792, P. 11-12

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 592, P. 355

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FREE GOLD, ARSENOPYRITE, STIBNITE, GALENA, AND SPHALERITE IN QUARTZ VEINS WITH SCHIST INCLUSIONS; SOME GOUGE. MOST PRODUCTION FROM MOHAWK VEIN; VEIN VARIES FROM 9 IN. TO 6 FT. IN WIDTH, STRIKES N 30 E AND DIPS 60 ESE, AND YEILDS ABOUT 1 OZ. AU PER TON OF ORE. SOME OF ORE CONTAINS BUNCHES OF STIBNITE. SEVERAL OTHER VEINS THAN MOHAWK ENCOUNTERED UNDERGROUND. BONDHOLDER VEIN CUTS MICA-QUARTZ SCHIST AND CONTAINS GOLD, ARSENOPYRITE AND STIBNITE. THE NARROWEST PARTS OF THE MOHAWK VEIN CONTAINS THE MOST GOLD.
Deposit MAJOR WORK ON MOHAWK AND BONDHOLDER CLAIMS; SOME DEVELOPMENT ON YELLOW JACKET. BONDHOLDER VEIN AT HEAD OF ST. PATRICK CR. AT ELEVATION 1,250 FT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 20-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.