Big Iron

Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Fe

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 58.0386
Longitude -135.5221
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Location and accuracy The Big Iron prospect is at an elevation of about 1000 feet on the east side of Port Frederick, 1.4 miles east-southeast of Burnt Point. It is in the NW1/4SE1/4 section 24, T. 44 S., R. 60 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Wells and others (1986) report lode, iron claims at this site in 1964. No other information is available. The rocks in the general area are mainly Silurian clastic sedimentary rocks, Silurian to Upper Devonian limestone, Upper Devonian andesitic and basaltic volcanic rocks, and Mississippian limestone (Loney and others, 1975; Gehrels and Berg, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-135.523903430325, 58.0382563472841)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Claims staked.
Indication of production None



Reporters J.C. Barnett and L.D. Miller (Juneau, Alaska )
Last report date 12/15/2001