Hess and Burnett

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307729
Record type Site
Current site name Hess and Burnett

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.44496, 65.05668 (WGS84)
Relative position The Hess and Burnett prospect is located near the crest of the ridge between Willow Creek and Bedrock Creek, approximately one mile south of the Cleary Hill mine; NE1/4SE1/4 sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.44496, 65.05668

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The date of discovery of the Hess and Burnett prospect is not known but samples collected from the prospect by Jack Burnett in May, 1910 assayed $85 per ton in silver (170 ounces of silver per ton) (Times Publishing Company, 1912). In late 1912 Jack Burnett and August Hess sunk a short shaft on the prospect but the shaft was flooded by the summer of 1913 (Chapin, 1914). No other published or private references to the Hess and Burnett prospect are known.

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 late 1912, Jack Burnett and August Hess sunk a short shaft on the prospect but the shaft was flooded by the summer of 1913 (Chapin, 1914).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG113

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Times Publishing Company, 1912, Tanana Magazine, Quartz Edition: Fairbanks, Alaska 76 p.

  • Deposit

    Freeman, C.J., 1992, 1991 Golden Summit project final report, volume 2: Historical summary of lode mines and prospects in the Golden Summit project area, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp., 159 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.)

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Chapin, 1914

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Silver-bearing vein.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-99 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation