Crosscut

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307730
Record type Site
Current site name Crosscut

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.44896, 65.06468 (WGS84)
Relative position The Crosscut prospect is located just east of the confluence of Willow Creek with Cleary Creek; NW1/4NE1/4 sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Stibnite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Abundant antimony, arsenic and iron oxides were found in prospect pits (Smith, 1913).

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.44896, 65.06468

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Mineralization consisted of bladed stibnite and pyrite with abundant antimony, arsenic and iron oxides found in prospect pits (Smith, 1913; B 525). A 100 foot adit was driven due south below the prospect pits but did not intersect the mineralization seen in the pits.

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 = Prospect pits and a 100 foot adit were driven (Smith, 1913, B 525).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG114

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

    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 = Smith, 1913 (B 525)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).

Reporter information

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