Saloma (Soloma?)

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-7
Latitude 57.8707
Longitude -136.0308
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Location and accuracy The Saloma (Soloma?) prospect is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet, approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Soloma Point near the head of Lisianski Inlet. The prospect is about 0.4 mile northwest of the center of sec. 21, T. 46 S., R. 58 E. It is MAS no. 0021140093 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within about a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Johnson and Karl (1985) map the rocks in the area of this prospect as Paleozoic(?) marble, hornfels, schist, and gneiss that are intruded by stocks of Cretaceous or Jurassic, quartz diorite and gabbro. The rocks are cut by northwest-striking, steeply-dipping faults, the most prominent of which is the regional-scale Peril Strait Fault that extends along Lisianski Inlet about 2 miles southwest of the prospect. The only published information about this prospect is that it is a lode staked for copper and nickel (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002).
Geologic map unit (-136.03262832409, 57.8703219875487)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

The prospect is in West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness.



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