Cloudman Bay

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-8
Latitude 60.836
Longitude -146.722
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at sea level in the south bight of Cloudman Bay on Bligh Island. It is located in the SW1/4 sec. 7, T. 12 S., R. 8 W., of the Copper River Meridian. The site is accurately located to within 1000 ft. This prospect is shown as site C-93 in Jansons and others (1984) and as loc. 3 in Cobb (1972: MF-392).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rock at this prospect is slate of the Tertiary Orca Group (Nelson and others, 1985). Capps and Johnson (1915) reported a 20-to 30-foot-wide quartz stockwork zone in the slate carrying chalcopyrite, pyrite, and sphalerite.
Capps and Johnson (1913) reported 40 feet of stripping at the site. Samples across a 30 foot width of stockwork ran a few dollars/ton when gold was $20/oz. (Capps and Johnson, 1915). Site could not be located in the early 1980s (Jansons and others, 1984).
Geologic map unit (-146.724031686711, 60.8354658063879)
Age of mineralization Probably Tertiary based on the age of the host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Capps and Johnson (1913) reported 40 feet of stripping at the site. Samples across a 30 foot width of stockwork ran a few dollars/ton when gold was $20/oz. (Capps and Johnson, 1915). Site could not be located in the early 1980s (Jansons and others, 1984).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Chugach Alaska Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska has control of these lands.

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