Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-7
Latitude 57.9416
Longitude -136.2497
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Location and accuracy The Elk prospect is at an elevation of about 1,800 feet on northwest Chichagof Island, about 1.5 miles south-southwest of the town of Pelican, across Lisianski Inlet. The prospect is 0.4 mile west-northwest of the center of sec. 30, T. 45 S., R. 57 E. It is MAS no. 0021140155 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Johnson and Karl (1985) map the rocks in the area of this prospect as part of a batholith of Cretaceous or Jurassic quartz diorite. The rocks are cut by numerous faults, the most prominent of which is the Peril Strait Fault, a regional-scale, northwest-striking, steeply-dipping fault that passes just northeast of the prospect. The only published information about the prospect is that it has been staked for gold (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002).
Geologic map unit (-136.251530693887, 57.9412168506471)

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The prospect is near the boundary or just inside the Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness.



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