Top Dollar

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold
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Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308553
Record type Site
Current site name Top Dollar

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.75892, 65.44274 (WGS84)
Relative position The location is the approximate center of 20 mining claims located 6.5 road miles from Circle Hot Springs via the Portage Creek road.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • Silicification, quartz-sericite, chlorite, and iron-oxides.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.75892, 65.44274

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Top Dollar (TD) claims are situated in the Paleozoic metamorphic rocks intruded by Cretaceous to Tertiary granitic rocks that constitute part of the Yukon-Tanana Uplands metamorphic terrane. The region is transected by regional-scale, northeast-trending shear zones and northeast-trending mafic dikes. Gold mineralization has been observed in the form of gold-arsenopyrite-quartz veins and stockwork zones in host rocks consisting of massive, hornfelsed, micaceous quartzite and schist. The zones are near to the intrusive contact of the Cretaceous 'Two Bit' granite pluton, possibly in mineralized pendants above the pluton. Rock grab samples contain up to 14 ppm gold, highly anomalous arsenic and antimony, and variably anomalous bismuth and base metals (D.D. Adams, written commun., 1998).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Circle

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface samples taken (D.D. Adams, written commun., 1998).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CI058

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Unpublished data, Spectrum Resources, Inc.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-arsenopyrite veins in hornfels and schist.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 14-SEP-1998 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer, A.S. Clements Avalon Development Corporation