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Examination of Hannum Lead Prospect, Fairhaven District, Seward Peninsula, Alaska.
A Bureau of Mines engineer examined a reported lead occurrence near the head of Hannum Creek in 1956; a bulldozer was used to expose a lead-silver outcropping in limestone. The deposit is described in the report entitled "examination of hannum lead prospect," which was placed on open file in 1957. Lead, silver, and manganese, but no gold were found on this outcropping. Subsequently, the claim owner prospected for extensions of the lode deposit and mined placer gold from the creeks draining the prospect area. The combined results of lode prospecting and placer mining indicates that the deposit found in 1956 is adjacent to an irregularly mineralized limestone-schist contact zone on the south side of Cunningham Creek. The mineralized zone extends at least 4,000 feet s 60 degrees e from Harrys Creek to cross Hannum Creek about 1,000 feet upstream from the mouth of Cunningham Creek.
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