Moonshine (on Dall Island)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb
Ore minerals galena

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 55.10018
Longitude -133.11633
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Location and accuracy The Moonshine prospect is somewhere near the old trail between the head of View Cove and Manhattan Arm. For this record, the site is on the trail about 0.4 mile east of the head of Manhattan Arm, but the prospect may be a mile or more from this location. The only published description of this prospect is by Smith (1914); subsequent efforts to find it have not been successful.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Smith (1914) reported argentiferous galena at this site, but several later attempts to find it have been unsuccessful (D.J. Grybeck, field work, 1969; Maas and others, 1991). The rocks in the area consist of sedimentary rocks of the Descon Formation of Silurian and Ordovician age (Eberlein and others, 1983; Brew, 1996).
Geologic map unit (-133.117974029957, 55.0998290607275)
Age of mineralization Ordovician or Silurian or younger rocks.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

This old prospect is on land that has been conveyed to the Sealaska Corporation, who hold the surface and subsurface rights, or the land is under application for transfer to them.