Harris and Brown; Sky High; Grace E#1 Prospect, Fairbanks District, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Geology: Mineralization consists of stibnite filling open fractures and a small proportion of sulfides (Smith, 1913; B 525). Minor amounts of jamesonite, arsenopyrite, pyrite and zinkenite(?) also were identified (Chapman and Foster, 1969). By 1912, a 60-foot-deep shaft had been sunk and 120 feet of drift had been driven at the 60-foot-level. Stoping of ore began in December, 1912. A 6- to 30-inch wide brecciated and quartz-cemented shear zone in the shaft trends N 70 E and dips 45 S (Times Publishing Company, 1912, p. 64). Assays from the development muck ranged from $28 to $130 per ton in gold (1.3 to 6.3 ounces of gold per ton) and average $30 per ton (1.4 ounces of gold per ton). Cobb (1976, p. 80) noted that Grace E #1 is probably the same ground as Harris and Brown or Sky High. Forbes and others (1968) reported that the Grace E #1 prospect opened two small quartz veins that carry 2%-3% sulfides (including arsenopyrite and minor pyrite) and free-milling gold. An unaltered schist 9 feet into the hanging wall assayed 1.3 ppm gold.
Workings: By 1912, a 60-foot-deep shaft had been sunk and 120 feet of drift had been driven at the 60 foot level (Times Publishing Company, 1912, p. 64). Stoping of ore began in December, 1912.
Commodities (Major) - Au; (Minor) - Sb
Development Status: Yes; small
Deposit Model: Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
6 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.
The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
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 Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000. Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p. Forbes, R.B., Pilkington, H.D., and Hawkins, D.B., 1968, Gold gradients and anomalies in the Pedro Dome-Cleary Summit area, Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 324 (68-108), 43 p. Freeman, 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.) Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 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. Times Publishing Company, 1912, Tanana Magazine, Quartz Edition: Fairbanks, Alaska, Times Publishing Company, 76 p.