Dark Moon

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 A-3
Latitude 62.0413
Longitude -142.1462
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Location and accuracy This prospect is on the nose of a low ridge on the west side of upper Chisana River valley. It is at an elevation of 4,000 feet, 1.7 miles southeast of the summit of Euchre Mountain, and 3.5 miles southwest of Chisana. The prospect is near the southeast corner of the NE1/4 of section 17, T. 3 N., R. 18 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-66 (unpublished data) and the coordinates of this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this as a gold prospect and claims were apparently staked at one time (U. S. Bureau of Mines, 1994). It is in an area of Quaternary landslide deposits (Richter, 1971 [I-655]).
Geologic map unit (-142.148324501048, 62.0409221799391)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a?
Age of mineralization Quaternary?

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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



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