Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308573
Record type Site
Current site name Lincoln

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.00895, 64.87766 (WGS84)
Relative position The exact location of the Lincoln mine is not known, but it was reported to be at the head of Happy Creek on the right limit (Reed, 1938, p. 15). The location is only known to within about one-half mile; it is probably in the NW1/4 sec. 32, T. 1 N. R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.00895, 64.87766

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = In 1938, an 8-inch vein, oriented N. 30 E., dipping 75 W., was exposed by a 37-foot shaft (Reed, 1938, p. 15). About 8 tons of ore were mined but not milled from this shaft. Grab samples of the ore had a value of $160 in gold per ton (about 4.57 ounces of gold per ton) (Reed, 1938, p. 15). This prospect is in quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist of the Fairbanks Schist; biotite schist of the Muskox sequence lays to the northwest (Newberry and others, 1996).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = By 1938, about 8 tons of ore were mined but not milled (Reed, 1938, p. 15).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In 1938, a 37-foot shaft was sunk (Reed, 1938, p. 15).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB037

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.

  • Deposit

    Newberry, R.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Clautice, K.C., Combellick, R.A., Douglas, T., Laird, G.M., Liss, S.A., Pinney, D.S., Reifenstuhl, R.R., and Solie, D.N., 1996, Preliminary geologic map of the Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 96-16, 17 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Reed, I.M., 1938 (1939), Report on lode mining and development in the year 1938 in the Fairbanks district: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194-6, 28 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Reed, 1938

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JUL-2001 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation