Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308574
Record type Site
Current site name Bondholder

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.00595, 64.87566 (WGS84)
Relative position The Bondholder mine is at the head of the north fork of Saint Patrick Creek at an elevation of about 1,250 feet. It is about 1.5 miles east of the top of Ester Dome. The Bondholder workings are at the north end of the Mohawk group of claims (FB061). The mine is locality 156 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore


  • Quartz is iron- and arsenic-oxide stained (Hill, 1933).

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.00595, 64.87566

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Bondholder vein was opened by at least two shafts and several pits (Hill, 1933, p. 146). About 200 feet north of these shafts, an opening exposed a 4.5-foot-wide vein in mica schist that was oriented N. 24 E., dipping 45 NW. The vein contained iron- and arsenic-oxide stained quartz, a sample of which assayed $10.29 gold per ton (0.5 ounce of gold per ton) (Hill, 1933, p. 146). The vein averaged 6 feet in thickness in a 142-foot shaft. By 1931, five hundred tons of ore had been mined from the Bondholder vein.

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 1931, five hundred tons of ore had been mined from the Bondholder vein (Hill, 1933).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The Bondholder vein was opened by at least two shafts, one 142 feet deep, and several pits (Hill, 1933, p. 146).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB038

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.

  • 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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hill, 1933

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