|Current site name||True North|
|Geographic coordinates:||-147.53596, 65.04767 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||The True North property lies approximately 2 miles northwest of Pedro Dome. It covers approximately 11,000 acres of State of Alaska Mining claims and patented Federal mining claims (Masterman, 1998). The location given is the approximate center of those claims. The Hindenburg/Markovich mine (ARDF no. LG054) is part of the True North prospect.|
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|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||LG055|
Masterman, S. S., 1998, The True North gold project, Fairbanks mining district, Alaska [abs.], in Extended abstracts of the 16th biennial conference on Alaskan mining: Alaska Miners Association Annual Meeting, March, 1998, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Swainbank, R.C., Clautice, K.C., and Nauman, J.L., 1998, Alaska's Mineral Industry 1997: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report 52, 65 p.
Szumigala, D.J., and Swainbank, R.C., 1999, Alaska's mineral industry 1998: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report SR 53, 71 p.
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|Deposit||Model Name = Disseminated carbonate-replacement gold mineralizaton associated with intrusion- and schist-hosted crushed veins and low-angle shears.|
|Deposit||Other Comments = Metallurgical tests found that gold recoveries would probably be 85-95% for the 1.3 million ounces of gold in the non-sulfide, coarse material from the oxide zones at the Hindenburg and Shepard prospects (Szumigala and Swainbank, 1999, p. 10). Deeper, more sulfide-rich samples from the Hindenburg and the Shepard prospects probably will have gold recoveries ranging from 61 to 68%.|
|Reporter||04-MAY-99||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer||Avalon Development Corporation|