Cachelot

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 55.46707
Longitude -132.1544
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Location and accuracy The only primary description of this prospect is by Brooks (1902), who locates it about a mile north of Grindall Point and about 0.3 mile west of the center of section 11, T. 74 S., R. 87 E. The 1993 edition of the USGS 1:63,360-scale topographic map shows an unnamed prospect at this location.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This old prospect consists of a quartz vein about 12 inches thick at the surface that thickens to 3 feet thick at the bottom of an open cut about 10 feet deep (Brooks, 1902). The vein is in sheared diorite with epidote along the shear zones. The vein strikes east and dips 70N. It contains chalcopyrite; a random sample assayed 0.41 ounce of silver per ton and 0.14 ounce of gold per ton. The south end of the Kasaan Peninsula consists of a large pluton of Silurian or Ordovician diorite (Eberlein and others, 1983; Brew, 1996).
Geologic map unit (-132.156080622199, 55.4667102666381)
Alteration of deposit Shear zones in diorite adjacent to vein have coatings of epidote.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Explored by a 10-foot-deep open cut.
Indication of production None

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