|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||KC|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-4|
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|Location and accuracy||This prospect is known only from U.S. Bureau of Mines (1977) claim records. Its approximate location is at an elevation of about 2500 feet, about 2.5 miles west of the tidal mudflat at the head of the west arm of Manzanita Lake. The site is in section 32, T. 72 S., R. 93 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 50 in Elliott and others (1978). The location probably is accurate within 0.2 mile.|
The country rocks near this prospect are pelitic schist and gneiss, and subordinate andesitic and basaltic metavolcanic rocks, that are intruded by Cretaceous stocks, sills, and dikes of feldspar-porphyritic granodiorite, and by small metadiorite plutons of undetermined age (Berg and others, 1988). The strata were regionally metamorphosed to upper greenschist or amphibolite grade in Cretaceous time, and, near some of the granodiorite contacts, subsequently contact metamorphosed to hornblende hornfels. The premetamorphic age range of the strata is unknown. Berg and others (1988, p. 17) assigned them an undivided Mesozoic or Paleozoic age. More recent studies suggest that at least some of the strata may be as old as Precambrian (Crawford and others, 2000).According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in pelitic schist near a granodiorite contact, was staked for Cu, Pb, and Zn. No other information about it has been made public.
|Geologic map unit||(-131.186697806662, 55.5806532615606)|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe site is in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness.
Berg, H.C., Elliott, R.L., and Koch, R.D., 1988, Geologic map of the Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Series Map I-1807, 27 p., scale 1:250,000.
Crawford, M.L., Crawford, W.A., and Gehrels, G.E., 2000, Terrane assembly and structural relationships in the eastern Prince Rupert quadrangle, British Columbia, in H.H. Stowell and W.C.McClelland, eds., Tectonics of the Coast Mountains, southeastern Alaska and British Columbia: Geological Society of America Special Paper 343, p. 1-21.
Elliott, R.L., Berg, H.C., and Karl, S.M., 1978, map and table describing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits, Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-73-B, 17 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1977, Claim map, Ketchikan quadrangle: U.S. Bureau of Mines Map 120, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||H.C. Berg, USGS|
|Last report date||7/1/1999|