Kelley and MacCormac

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-6
Latitude 60.511
Longitude -146.091
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Location and accuracy This prospect is near the mouth of Canyon Creek on the south shore of Canoe Passage on Hawkins Island. The map site is in the W1/2 sec. 3, T 16 S., R 5 W., of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate to within 600 ft. Shown as site C-49 by Jansons and others (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect reportedly is in a 3-foot-wide shear zone in slate of the Tertiary Orca Group (Jansons and others, 1984). Volcanic rocks crop out near the prospect (Nelson and others, 1985). Examination of the area by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the early 1980s showed no obvious signs of mineralization. Three samples contained 24-140 ppm Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).
Geologic map unit (-146.093011519697, 60.5104546001556)
Mineral deposit model Possibly Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
Mineral deposit model number 24a ?
Age of mineralization Tertiary based on the age of the Orca Group (Nelson and others, 1985).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Jansons and others (1984) reported a 15 ft. open cut. Three samples contained 24-140 ppm Cu.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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