Unnamed (head of Eva Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307437
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (head of Eva Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.02195, 64.87166 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is near the head of Eva Creek at an elevation of about 1,600 feet in the SE1/4 NE1/4 sec. 31, T. 1 N., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The prospect is about 1.7 miles north of the town of Ester.
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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) -148.02195, 64.87166

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A 60-foot shaft was sunk on a quartz vein carrying considerable stibnite and disseminated sulfides (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 208]). The quartz is fine-grained, granular, and has a grayish color; visible gold was reported to be fairly common. Bedrock in the area was mapped as biotite schist of the Muskox sequence by Newberry and others (1996). Thomas (1947) reported that approximately 1,500 feet of surface trenching has been done on the property but that no veins or mineralized zones were discovered. They did discover four flat-lying faults in mica schist. These faults were filled with white talc gouge. All underground workings on the property are caved and inaccessible.

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 production information

  • Production Notes = About 1,000 tons of gold ore was mined from this property (Thomas, 1947).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A 60-foot shaft was sunk on a quartz vein (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 208]).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB035

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

    Thomas, B.I., 1947, Operations of Alaskan Mining Company (Ester Dome): Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Prospect Evaluation 58-5, 4 p.

  • 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