Normandy

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Other commodities Ag; Au
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz; zeolite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 55.191
Longitude -160.681
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Location and accuracy The Normandy prospect is located on Unga Island on the beach and cliffs on the east shore of Acheredin Bay (Wilson and others, 1988, locality 38). The map site is in the NW1/4 of sec. 4, T. 58 S., R. 75 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Normandy prospect, discovered in 1981, consists of a northeast-striking 15- to 40-foot-wide zone of quartz veins, silicified andesite, and sulfides, chiefly pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite. The andesite is part of the late Eocene to early Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks (Wilson and others, 1995). The mineralization is exposed on the sea cliffs and extends at least 300 feet into the ocean. It is traceable on land as an airphoto lineament. VLF-EM surveys indicate anomalies on strike at 600 and 3,000 feet from the beach. Deep soil and flooding have prevented trenching from exposing the deposit. Assays of rock samples show up to 0.3 percent copper, 3.7 percent lead, 9.4 percent zinc, 2.6 ppm gold, and 214 ppm silver (Peterson and others, 1982).
Battle Mountain Exploration Company examined the site in 1986. A grab sample collected at that time contained 1.71 ppm gold (Pilcher, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-160.683068246669, 55.1901625196388)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Eocene or younger.
Alteration of deposit The alteration consists of silicification.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration
Resource Associates of Alaska and UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company collected 27 rock samples, conducted VLF-EM surveys, and cut several trenches that did not expose the deposit. Rock samples contained as much as 0.3 percent copper, 3.7 percent lead, 9.4 percent zinc, 2.6 ppm gold, and 214 ppm silver.
Battle Mountain Exploration Company examined the site in 1986. A grab sample collected at that time contained 1.71 ppm gold.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This prospect is located on land patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.

References

MRDS Number 10308140

References

Peterson, R.J., Lemmers, J., Handverger, P., Gallagher, J., Pilcher, R., East, J., Macleod, T., Bartels. E., 1982, Geology and precious metals potential Unga, Popof, and Korovin Islands, Shumagin Group, Aleutian Chain, Alaska: UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company report, 127 p., 5 map sheets, various scales. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)
Pilcher, S.H., 1986, Unga project: Battle Mountain Exploration Company report, 33 p. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)
Reporters S.H. Pilcher
Last report date 1/15/2001