Gold Flakes

Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Pb

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 55.291
Longitude -131.639
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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 300 feet on the southeast slope of Judy Hill on southeastern Gravina Island. The site is in section 7, T. 76 S., R. 91 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 70 in Elliott and others (1978). The location probably is accurate within about 0.1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks on southeastern Gravina Island are Upper Jurassic or Cretaceous marine andesitic or basaltic volcanic rocks that are gradationally interbedded with subordinate flyschlike sedimentary rocks (flysch) (Berg, 1973; Berg and others, 1988). The strata were regionally metamorphosed to greenschist-grade phyllite and semischist in Late Cretaceous time.
According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in andesitic or basaltic metavolcanic rocks, was staked for gold, silver, and lead. No other information about it has been made public.
Geologic map unit (-131.640683593071, 55.2906536547987)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None