Upper Chathenda Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 62.1101
Longitude -141.656
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Location and accuracy This prospect is on the south side of the valley of upper Chathenda Creek at an elevation of about 5,300 feet. It is 1.1 mile north-northeast of peak 7372, about 0.3 mile east of the center of section 24, T. 4 N., R. 20 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-71 (unpublished data) and the corodinates of this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a copper prospect where 30 lode claims were active in 1971. Bedrock in this area is Jurassic or Cretaceous siliciclastic rocks that are locally intruded by Cretaceous and/or Tertiary dikes and small stocks (Richter and Jones, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-141.658136970547, 62.1097545660713)
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or Tertiary? The prospect is in an area where Cretaceous or Tertiary intrusive rocks intrude Jurassic or Cretaceous sedimentary rocks (Richter and Jones, 1973).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Thirty lode claims were active in 1971 and at least some surface prospecting has taken place.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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