Unnamed (near Chuck River)

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 57.57163
Longitude -133.34628
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is a short adit on an old claim on the east side of the Chuck River about 0.5 mile north of the mouth of Sylvia Creek. The prospect is near the southwest corner of section 35, T. 49 S., R. 75 E.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This unnamed prospect was explored by a 25-foot adit; it may be related to claims staked in 1905 (Kimble and others, 1984). A 23-foot-long channel sample taken along the length of the adit contained 0.05 part per million (ppm) silver and 70 ppm lead (i.e., barely above background). The host rock is schist, part of the Cretaceous greenschist unit of Brew and Grybeck (1984).
Geologic map unit (-133.347988018473, 57.5712879965768)
Mineral deposit model Questionable whether there is a mineral deposit here.
Age of mineralization Questionable whether there is a mineral deposit here.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A 25-foot adit was probably driven well before WW I.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The prospect is in the Chuck River Wilderness Area which is closed to mineral exploration and mining.

References

References

Reporters Donald Grybeck (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 10/8/2004