Hess and Thomas

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307436
Record type Site
Current site name Hess and Thomas

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.02795, 64.85866 (WGS84)
Relative position The Hess and Thomas prospect is located on the ridge between Ready Bullion Creek and Eva Creek, at an elevation of about 1,500 feet. It is about 0.9 mile north-northwest of the town of Ester in the NE1/4 sec. 6, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.02795, 64.85866

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock is dark, greasy-looking chloritic schist cut by small quartz veins (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 208]). Bedrock in the area has been mapped as biotite schist and amphibolite of the Muskox sequence (Newberry and others, 1996). In 1912, Smith (1913 [B 525, p. 208]) noted an inactive prospect pit at this site.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In 1912, Smith (1913 [B 525, p. 208]) noted an inactive prospect pit at this site.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB031

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

    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

    Newberry, R.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Clautice, K.C., Combellick, R.A., Douglas, T., Laird, G.M., Liss, S.A., Pinney, D.S., Reifenstuhl, R.R., and Solie, D.N., 1996, Preliminary geologic map of the Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 96-16, 17 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Smith, 1913 (B 525)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JUL-01 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation