Cann and Minor

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Cu; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals calcite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 61.09
Longitude -147.9
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Location and accuracy Eastern shore of College Fiord, about 2.5 miles northeast of Coghill Point. Accurate within 1 mile. Locality 64 from Cobb (1972), locality 52 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), and locality A-19 of Jansons and others (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock of Late Cretaceous metasedimentary rocks of the Valdez Group is cut by a Tertiary felsic dike. Two quartz veins up to 6 ft thick are found around the shattered felsic dike. Veins slightly mineralized with calcite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, and presumably gold (Johnson, 1914).
Geologic map unit (-147.902043334048, 61.0894411947411)
Mineral deposit model Chugach-type low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Bliss, 1992; model 36a.1?) or Epithermal Au vein?
Mineral deposit model number 36a.1?
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger, the quartz veins are associated with the felsic dike.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Explored by 65 ft adit along a fault that cuts both quartz and dike rock, and surface stripping prior to 1913 (Johnson, 1914).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Apparently an unsuccessful gold lode prospect. The Q. & Q. prospect (ARDF number AN132) may be another name for this prospect.


MRDS Number A011668
Reporters D.P. Bickerstaff (USGS contractor); S.W. Huss (USGS)
Last report date 7/30/1998