Camp Bird

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308576
Record type Site
Current site name Camp Bird

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.01195, 64.86666 (WGS84)
Relative position The Camp Bird prospect is on the right limit of Eva Creek at an elevation of about 1,100 feet in the SW1/4 sec. 32, T. 1 N., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian; it is across the creek from the Clipper Mine (FB047) and about 100 feet in elevation above the creek bed (Reed, 1938, p. 10). It is about 1.5 miles north of the town of Ester. The prospect is locality 149 of Chapman and Foster (1969).
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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) -148.01195, 64.86666

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The only information reported for the Camp Bird prospect was that two shafts and a tunnel were sunk on a vein (Reed, 1938, p. 10).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A tunnel and two shafts were driven on a vein (Reed, 1938, p. 10). The tunnel was driven 90 feet and a 20-foot winze was sunk about 30 feet from the portal. In the summer of 1938, a 28-foot shaft and a 60-foot shaft were sunk on the prospect.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB046

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

    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(?)
Deposit Other Comments = In 1938, the property was owned by Patrick McLaughlin and G. B. Stark and was under lease to Bill Stark and Mike Yakopatz (Reed, 1938, p. 10).

Reporter information

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