Athero (near Lance Point)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Th; U

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 58.7337
Longitude -135.2349
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Location and accuracy The Athero prospect is at Lance Point on Lynn Canal. It is in the W1/2 section 22, T. 36 S., R. 61 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The general area is underlain mainly by Silurian and Devonian graywacke and argillite and Middle Devonian carbonate, clastic and volcanic rocks (MacKevett and others, 1971; Brew and others, 1978). The host rocks at this prospect are Silurian graywacke and Devonian and Silurian greenstone intruded by small bodies of Cretaceous quartz monzonite and syenite (Clough and Redman, 1989). Eakins (1975) describes potential uranium-thorium mineralization and Wells and others (1986) report a lode claim at this site. The U.S. Bureau of Mines sampled a quartz vein but it did not contain any elevated metal values (Clough and Redman, 1989) Alaska Kardex file 112-109 shows a uranium claim at this site.
Geologic map unit (-135.23671385481, 58.7333700192042)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The Lucky Six (JU057) , William Henry (JU060), Kings View (JU058), Athero (JU062), and an unnamed occurrence (JU059) are on the flanks of William Henry Mountain and have been collectively referred to as the William Henry prospect or as being in the William Henry area.