Unnamed (north of upper Caribou Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 62.6123
Longitude -143.4757
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the ridge between two, unnamed, north tributaries to Caribou Creek. It is at an elevation of about 4,500 feet, 1,300 feet north-northeast of peak 4702 and 5,100 feet west of elevation 5620 in the SE1/4 of section 26, T. 10 N., R 10 E., of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-1 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this prospect. However, the reference for this prospect in the database (Moffit, 1943) does not describe a deposit in this area. A limonite-stained, northwest-trending steep fault cuts upper Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks near this prospect (Richter and Schmoll, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-143.477854675341, 62.6119266231262)
Alteration of deposit Oxidation: limonite-staining.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

The prospect is in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.

References