|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SI|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The Richard Gypsum prospect is at sea level about 0.9 mile northeast of Flints Point in Iyoukeen Cove. The prospect is 0.7 mile east of the center of sec. 6, T. 46 S., R. 65 E. It is MAS no. 0021140103 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within 0.5 mile.|
Geologic descriptionThe rocks in the vicinity of this prospect are part of the Mississippian, Iyoukeen Formation (Lathram and others, 1965). The upper half of the formation is cherty fossiliferous limestone; the lower half is fossiliferous shale with minor limestone. A Cretaceous hornblende-biotite quartz monzonite stock is about 1.5 miles north of the prospect. Little is known about this prospect other than a claim was staked here for gypsum (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The deposit is probably similar to the deposit at the nearby Kaiser Gypsum Mine (SI059).
|Geologic map unit||(-134.94318295419, 57.9159614184256)|
|Workings or exploration||Little is known about this prospect other than a claim was staked here for gypsum.|
|Indication of production||None|
Lathram, E.H., Pomeroy, J.S., Berg, H.C., and Loney, R.A., 1965, Reconnaissance geology of Admiralty Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1181-R, p. R1-R48.
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||Donald Grybeck (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||5/5/2005|