Henry Ford

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308632
Record type Site
Current site name Henry Ford

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.35795, 65.06568 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 46; NW1/2 sec. 28, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Henry Ford shaft is the northernmost shaft on a group of six claims of the McCarty and American Eagle Mine group (ARDF no. LG152) that lie at the head of Fairbanks Creek, just east of the Wolf Creek divide.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.35795, 65.06568

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The upper Henry Ford vein strikes N 40 E and dips to the northwest. This quartz vein carries free gold, but also a large percentage of arsenopyrite. Assays of concentrates from one of the surface pits near the creek showed this arsenopyrite to carry some gold and 1600 ounces of silver per ton. The vein is cut in three places by stringers, all of which carry gold (W. J. McCarty, unpublished report, 1932).

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 = Total production from the American Eagle mine workings (including the Henry Ford vein and McCarty vein) is estimated at 26,800 ounces from 16,750 tons of ore grading 1.6 ounces of gold per ton (Porterfield and Croff, 1986).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Shaft on a vein.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG153

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 137-202.

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 p.

  • Deposit

    Porterfield, J. and Croff, C., 1986, Summary report for the Cleary Project, Fairbanks district, Alaska - 1985: Placid Oil Company Report, 36 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = W. J. McCarty, unpublished report, 1932

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation