Unnamed (east side of Nabesna Glacier)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 62.0073
Longitude -142.8838
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the nose of a north-trending ridge between Nabesna Glacier and an unnamed glacial valley to the east. It is near elevation 4804 and about 3,500 feet east of Nabesna Glacier. The site is at the approximate midpoint of the south boundary of section 29, T. 3 N., R. 14 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-46 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a volcanogenic copper prospect. The bedrock in this area is volcanic rocks of the Tertiary and Quaternary, Wrangell Lava (Richter, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-142.885921358228, 62.0068943028592)
Age of mineralization Quaternary or Tertiary? If the prospect is related to the Wrangell Lava, it is Tertiary or Quaternary in age.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface prospecting may have occurred at this locality.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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


Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 11/24/2002