Unnamed (west shore of George Inlet)

Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 55.407
Longitude -131.482
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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 or near sea level on the west shore of George Inlet, about 1.7 miles southeast of the Mahoney mine (KC079). The site is in section 31, T. 74 S., R. 92 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 77 in Elliott and others (1978). The location probably is accurate within 0.2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in this part of Revillagigedo Island are marine, pelitic phyllite and schist that are intruded by Cretaceous stocks, sills, and dikes of feldspar-porphyritic granodiorite, and by a stock and probably related plugs of Tertiary gabbro (Berg and others, 1988). The strata and some of the granodiorite were regionally metamorphosed to greenschist grade in Late Cretaceous time. These regionally metamorphosed rocks subsequently were locally contact metamorphosed to hornblende hornfels near the contacts of Cretaceous granodiorite plutons that were emplaced after the regional metamorphism, and then more widely remetamorphosed to hornblende hornfels near the contacts of the Tertiary gabbro. The premetamorphic age range of the pelitic strata is uncertain. Berg and others (1988) assign them a Mesozoic or (Late) Paleozoic age; Brew and Ford (1998) and Crawford and others (2000) assign them to the Gravina belt, of Late Jurassic or Cretaceous age.
According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in hornfelsed metapelite near the contact of a Tertiary gabbro plug, was staked for Ag. No other information about it has been made public.
Geologic map unit (-131.483688635025, 55.4066522571782)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None