Barker and McQueen Mine, Fairbanks District, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
Location: The Baker and McQueen mine is located in the NE1/4SW1/4 sec. 36, T. 1 N., R. 3 W., Fairbanks Meridian. This mine is at an elevation of approximately 2,100 feet about 0.9 mile south-southwest of the top of Ester Dome. The mine is included in locality 4 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).
Geology: Gold occurs in a relatively sulfide-free quartz vein that trends northwest and dips steeply northeast (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 209]). By 1914, two shafts were sunk to a depth of 40 and 45 feet, and an incline was driven along a narrow stringer for 100 feet. Four tons of ore were mined and milled from these workings (Chapin, 1914 [B 592, p. 352-353]), but there is no record of recent activities.
Workings: By 1914, two shafts were sunk to a depth of 40 and 45 feet, and an incline was driven along a narrow stringer for 100 feet (Chapin, 1914 [B 592, p. 352-353]).
Production: Four tons of ore were mined and milled from these workings (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 352-353]) but there is no record of recent activities.
Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Yes; small
Deposit Model: Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein
ReferencesChapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355. 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. Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-410, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-662, 174 p. Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks, in Prindle, L.M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 153-216. Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 137-202.
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Locality Updated: Forsythe Mine, Cooksville, Howard Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 9th Dec 2013 04:44:50