Stepovich #1

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307731
Record type Site
Current site name Stepovich #1

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.44496, 65.06668 (WGS84)
Relative position The Stepovich prospect is located near the confluence of Bedrock Creek and Cleary Creek; SE1/4SE1/4 sec. 24, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.44496, 65.06668

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = On August 26, 1910, a 2.5 ton lot of ore from the Stepovich prospect yielded $700 in gold (13.5 ounces of gold per ton) (Times Publishing Company, 1912). The only other reference to the Stepovich prospect is a map location shown by Chapin in 1914.

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 = In 1910, a 2.5 ton lot of ore from the Stepovich prospect contained $700 in gold (13.5 ounces of gold per ton) (Times Publishing Company, 1912).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG115

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 = Times Publishing Company, 1912

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein.

Reporter information

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