Unnamed (north of lower Pack Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 57.9212
Longitude -134.2905
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 300 feet, about 1.2 miles north of the mouth of Pack Creek. The prospect is 0.4 mile southeast of the center of sec. 31, T. 45 S., R. 69 E. It is MAS no. 0021140182 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within 0.2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of this prospect are part of the Triassic Hyd Formation which consists of volcanic rocks, limestone, slate, chert, and conglomerate (Lathram and others, 1965). Little is known about the prospect other than that one or more claims were staked for copper (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The deposit may be related to the Copper Chief prospect (SI067) about a mile to the north.
Geologic map unit (-134.292253591415, 57.9208636864991)
Age of mineralization Possibly Triassic based on the age of the country rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Little is known about this prospect other than that one or more claims were staked here for copper.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The prospect is now within the Wilderness of the Admiralty Island National Monument and is closed to mineral exploration and development.

References

References

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