RV Mine, Fairbanks District, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
Location: The RV prospect is located 800 feet northeast of the Newsboy mine on the divide between Cleary Creek and Last Chance Creek; NE1/4SW1/4 sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.
Geology: The shear zone contains 10 inches of crushed to massive quartz, with gold, arsenopyrite, and stibnite. The shear strikes N 79 E and dips 60 S. The shear is parallel to and north of a small granite porphyry dike but its relationship to the dike is not known. By 1931, a shaft had been sunk 15 feet with 30 feet of drift extending to the west (Hill, 1933). Pilgrim (1933) states that surface exposures on this prospect produced 35 tons of ore prior to 1932. This material averaged $35 per ton in gold (1.7 ounces of gold per ton).
Workings: By 1931, a shaft had been sunk 15 feet with 30 feet of drift extending to the west (Hill, 1933).
Production: Pilgrim (1933) states that surface exposures on this prospect produced 35 tons of ore prior to 1932. This material averaged $35 per ton in gold (1.7 ounces of gold per ton).
Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Yes; small
Deposit Model: Gold-quartz vein.
ReferencesFreeman, C.J., 1992, 1991 Golden Summit project final report, volume 2: Historical summary of lode mines and prospects in the Golden Summit project area, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp., 159 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.) Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163. Pilgrim, E.R., 1933, Progress of lode mining in interior Alaska, 1932: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194-4, 11 p.
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Locality Updated: Forsythe Mine, Cooksville, Howard Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 9th Dec 2013 04:44:50