Earl No. 1

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 55.25791
Longitude -132.47916
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This old claim is about one-half mile west of the head of the West Arm of Cholmondeley Sound. The exact location is vague; for this record, it is arbitrarily plotted about 0.6 mile south-southwest of the center of section 22, T. 76 S., R. 85 E. This location is probably accurate to within 0.5 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The only published description of the deposit at this prospect is by Brooks (1902), who describes it as 'disseminated quartz blebs which carry iron pyrite' in quartz schist associated with graphitic phyllite. There were no assays. The rocks in the area are part of the Wales Group of Late Proterozoic and Cambrian age (Eberlein and others, 1983; Brew, 1996).
Geologic map unit (-132.480832926461, 55.2575535465534)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration None noted, other than that a claim was staked before 1902.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The Sealaska Corporation has the subsurface rights to the land in the vicinity of this old prospect.

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