Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Ni

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-8
Latitude 57.9334
Longitude -136.3785
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 50 feet on the east coast of Yakobi Island, opposite the mouth of Stag Bay. The prospect is 0.4 mile south-southeast of the center of sec. 29, T. 45 S., R. 56 E. It is MAS no. 0021140081 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within about 0.5 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Johnson and Karl (1985) map two geologic units in the area of this prospect. One is the Freeburn assemblage, a collage of kilometer-scale, fault-bounded, lozenge-shaped blocks of Cretaceous and Cretaceous(?) metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks. The other is the Khaz Formation, a Cretaceous melange of chaotically deformed rocks that consists of blocks of greenstone, greenschist, tuff, graywacke, argillite, chert, limestone, and phyllite in a foliated argillaceous and tuffaceous matrix. The Bessie prospect is at or near the contact between these units. The only published information about the prospect is that it has been staked for copper and nickel (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002).
Geologic map unit (-136.380340190192, 57.9330185428738)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None



U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002, Alaska mineral locations database report (Sitka quadrangle), July 2, 2002, 205 p. []
Reporters H.C. Berg (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 10/16/2004