Washington

Prospects, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pb; Zn
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 55.14183
Longitude -132.12808
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 300 feet, about 0.7 mile west of the west end of Paul Lake. It is about 0.5 mile northeast of the center of section 3, T. 78 S., R. 88 E. The only published location for this prospect is the small map of Wright and Wright (1908, figure 18). It is near what Maas and others (1995) call the 'Paul Lake West' occurrence. This is not the Washington prospect (CR179) about 2.0 miles to the north-northwest.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The only reference to this prospect is the small map of Wright and Wright (1908, figure 18). They give no details of the deposit, only that the rocks in the vicinity are marble and chlorite schist of the Wales Group of Late Proterozoic and Cambrian age (Eberlein and others, 1983; Brew, 1996). The prospect is near where Maas and others (1995) collected a float sample that contained 24 parts per billion gold, 5,209 parts per million (ppm) lead, and 9,673 ppm zinc.
Geologic map unit (-132.129741030695, 55.1414746487545)
Age of mineralization Indeterminate from the limited information.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration None, other than that it is a prospect known before WW I.
Indication of production None

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