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Spruce Hen Mine, Fairbanks District, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 64° 57' 27'' North , 147° 31' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 64.9576700105, -147.519954641

Located in the SW¼ NE¼ of sec.34, T.2N., R.1E., Fairbanks Meridian on the west side of the top of Tungsten Hill between the headwaters of Steele Creek and First Chance Creek, 2.5 miles east of the junction of Steese and Elliott Highways.

Development from 1916 to 1918 consisted of 2 shafts and many pits and trenches. An inclined shaft was sunk 70 feet on a 3 foot thick ore body. 1 ton of ore was milled from the site.

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8 valid minerals.

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Chapin, T. (1919) Mining in the Fairbanks district: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692-F, pages 321-327.

USGS OFR 98-287(Freeman,1998).

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