Unnamed (northwest of Cooper Pass)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 62.2661
Longitude -142.4879
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is near elevation 6185, about 3,500 feet northwest of Cooper Pass. The site is about 0.3 mile south of the center of section 29, T. 6 N,. R. 16 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-39 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this prospect. Lode claims for copper and gold were apparently located in this area about 1970 (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994). The prospect appears to be near the contact between Triassic limestone and Nikolai Greenstone (Richter, 1976).
Geologic map unit (-142.490029504897, 62.2657276408528)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface prospecting has occurred in this area.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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

References

References

U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994, Mineral Information Location System Database: U.S Bureau of Mines Alaska Field Operations Center, Anchorage, Alaska.
Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 11/24/2002