Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308636
Record type Site
Current site name Iowa

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.29695, 65.07068 (WGS84)
Relative position The location given is on one of five drill holes which covered an area of approximately 1 mile by 0.5 miles on the ridge between Too Much Gold Creek and Moose Creek (Freeman and others, 1998).
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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
Pyrite Ore
Sericite Gangue


  • Sericitic alteration with silicification was found along the entire length of one drill hole.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.29695, 65.07068

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Five holes were drilled in the area to test anomalous soil values and follow up on altered and weakly mineralized dikes exposed on the Governor mine dump (ARDF no. LG172) and a nearby trench (Freeman and others, 1998). One hole intercepted 50 feet of 0.028 ounces of gold per ton. Another hole intersected thick intervals of anomalous gold but did not find significant grades. A third hole intercepted 55 feet of 0.028 ounces of gold per ton, and 0.843 ounces of silver per ton. The two other holes did not intersect significant gold values.

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 production information

  • Production Notes = None.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In 1998, five reverse circulation holes were drilled in the area to test anomalous soil sample values (Freeman and others, 1998).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG171

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Freeman, C.J., Flanigan, B., Currey, J., Wolf, K., and Wietchy D.W., 1998, 1997 and 1998 Final report, Golden Summit project, Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp. Geologic Report GS98-1, 37 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.)

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Freeman and others, 1998

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Fort Knox type, intrusion-hosted low-grade gold deposit.

Reporter information

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