|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Fortune Mine is about 0.2 mile west of Lake Williams and about 0.1 mile south of James Lake. It is near the southeast corner of section 31, T. 77 S., R. 89 E.|
As described by Brooks (1902), Wright and Wright (1908), Smith (1914), Chapin (1916), and Brooks and Capps (1924), the deposit at the Fortune Mine consists of 3 quartz veins 1 to 2 feet thick in graphitic schist with bands of marble. The veins strike N30W to N60W and dip 10 to 25N. They contain minor tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite, and pyrite. The Fortune Mine consists of a shallow shaft and several open cuts. There were small test shipments, one as late as 1922, but apparently no significant production. The schist and marble are part of the Wales Group of Late Proterozoic and Cambrian age (Herreid, 1967).The geology of the Dolomi area is dominated by an arcuate, generally north-trending, fault system and by a large dome centered over the eastern third of Paul Lake (Herreid, 1967). The Wales Group country rocks consist chiefly of several marble layers 200 to 1300 feet thick, interbedded with calcareous chlorite schist and marble.
|Geologic map unit||(-132.050111069872, 55.1428842563078)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide gold-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a|
|Age of mineralization||Veins are younger than the Late Proterozoic or Cambrian host rocks.|
|Workings or exploration||The Fortune Mine consists of a shallow shaft and several open cuts.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||There were small test shipments, one as late as 1922, but apparently no significant production.|
Brooks, A.H., 1902, Preliminary report on the Ketchikan mining district, Alaska, with an introductory sketch of the geology of southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1, 120 p.
Brooks, A.H., and Capps, S.R., 1924, The Alaska mining industry in 1922: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 755-A, p. 1-56.
Chapin, Theodore, 1916, Mining developments in southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642-B, p. 73-104.
Cobb, E. H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Craig quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-869, 262 p.
Herreid, Gordon, 1967, Geology and mineral deposits of the Dolomi area, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geologic Report 27, 17 p.
Smith, P.S., 1914, Lode mining in the Ketchikan region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-B, p. 75-94.
|Reporters||D.J. Grybeck (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||5/1/2004|