Clam Bed

Prospect, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 58.2602
Longitude -134.8906
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Location and accuracy The location of this prospect is uncertain and it plotted at a site at an elevation of about 100 feet, 0.2 mile north of Funter, near the old Funter Cannery site. It is near the center of the NE1/4 section 2, T. 42 S., R. 64 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The site may actually be farther to the south, near the Admiralty-Alaska Mine (JU224).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Wells and others (1986) show 3 patented gold claims in this area. The Alaska Kardex file 112-150 shows the Hargrave lode near this location. No other information is available. The three patented lode mining claims at this site imply that an economic evaluation and some development was conducted prior to receiving patent.
The rocks in the general area are mainly Ordovician and Devonian to Triassic clastic units, mafic-intermediate volcanic rocks, and subordinate limestone. The bedded rocks are intruded and locally metamorphosed by Cretaceous granodiorite (Gehrels and Berg, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-134.892395550381, 58.259863963968)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The three patented lode mining claims at this site imply that an economic evaluation and some development was conducted prior to receiving patent.
Indication of production Undetermined

References

References

Gehrels, G.E., and Berg, H.C., 1994, Geology of southeastern Alaska, in Plafker, George, and Berg, H. C., eds., The geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, DNAG, The geology of North America, Vol. G-1, p. 451-467.
Reporters J.C. Barnett and L.D. Miller (Juneau, Alaska )
Last report date 12/15/2001