Wells Bay

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 61.02
Longitude -147.39
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Location and accuracy Eastern shore of the head of Wells Bay, 2,000 ft up an unnamed west flowing stream. Accurate within 1 mile radius. Locality 66 of Cobbs (1972) and locality 54 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sulfide deposit that is probably in volcanic rocks of Valdez Group or in Tertiary intrusive rocks (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977).
Geologic map unit (-147.392075447733, 61.0194701672406)
Mineral deposit model Kuroko massive sulfide? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a?).
Mineral deposit model number 28a?
Age of mineralization Late Cretaceous or younger based on bedrock ages.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Considerable (unspecified) work reported on claims, however none has produced any ore (Moffit and Fellows, 1950).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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