Vuyovich Mine (ARDF - FB019), Fairbanks District, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
Location: The Vuyovich mine is located in the NE1/4SE1/4 sec. 36, T. 1 N., R. 3 W., Fairbanks Meridian. This mine is near the head of Ready Bullion Creek. It is on the east side of the drainage at an elevation of about 1,250 feet and approximately 0.8 mile south of the top of Ester Dome. This mine is locality 9 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).
Geology: A narrow, auriferous quartz vein that strikes N. 50 E. was explored by a 50- to 60-foot-long tunnel (Hill, 1933, p. 128). This vein, which has a maximum width of only 6 inches, was said to have yielded some very rich ore. Hill (1933, p. 128) described the ore on the dump as being iron-stained, crushed quartz, some of which contained free gold. Panning tests indicated considerable arsenopyrite and free gold.
Workings: A tunnel about 50 to 60- eet long was caved when visited by Hill in 1931 (Hill, 1933, p. 128).
Alteration: Quartz is iron-stained.
Production: There is no record of the production.
Commodities (Major) - Au; (Minor) - Sb
Development Status: Yes; small
Deposit Model: Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein
ReferencesChapman, 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. Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.
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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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