Tom

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 58.097
Longitude -134.677
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Location and accuracy The Tom prospect is at an elevation of approximately 600 feet, 2 miles south-southeast of the Hawk Inlet docks and ore transfer facility and 5 miles west of Eagle Peak. It is in the SW1/4NE1/4 section 35, T. 43 S., R. 65 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Lode gold claims were active at this site from 1975 through 1982. Wells and others (1986) call it the Tom prospect. The Alaska Kardex file 112-162 shows a silver, lead, and zinc claim at this site, but the occurrence may merely be the center of a large claim block staked during the exploration of the Greens Creek area. 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 (-134.678780981415, 58.0966645299135)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Lode gold claims were active at this site from 1975 through 1982. Wells and others (1986) call it the Tom prospect. The Alaska Kardex file 112-162 shows a silver, lead, and zinc claim at this site, but the occurrence may merely be the center of a large claim block staked during the exploration of the Greens Creek area.
Indication of production None

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