Bellows Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307737
Record type Site
Current site name Bellows Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.35395, 65.05068 (WGS84)
Relative position The Bellows Creek prospect is located near the confluence of Bear Creek and Bellows Creek; SW1/4NE1/4 sec. 33, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.35395, 65.05068

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Bellows Creek prospect was discovered by Roudolph Vetter and Mike Marley in June 1983. During that year, a dozer trench excavated on a geochemical anomaly exposed a shear zone containing free gold, stibnite, arsenopyrite, and fine grained boulangerite and jamesonite. The mineralization is hosted by quartz mica schist and quartzite of the Fairbanks Schist. The shear zone is approximately 2 feet wide, trends east-west and dips 45 N (R. Vetter, oral commun., 1992). Assays showed gold grades up to 0.5 ounces of gold per ton.

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 = A dozer trench excavated on a geochemical anomaly exposed an auriferous shear zone (R. Vetter, oral commun., 1992).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG148

Bibliographic references

  • 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.)

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This description

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