Slow Boat

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 57.8659
Longitude -134.2494
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Slow Boat prospect is at an elevation of about 400 feet, 0.6 mile south-southwest of Staunch Point at the mouth of Windfall Harbor. The prospect is 0.2 mile west-southwest of the center of sec. 21, T. 46 S., R. 69 E. It is MAS no. 0021140179 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within 0.5 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of the Slow Boat prospect are part of the Permian Cannery Formation which consists of graywacke, slate, phyllite, and conglomerate (Lathram and others, 1965). Little is known about this prospect other than that one or more claims were staked here for copper (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002).
Geologic map unit (-134.251149893163, 57.8655634391869)
Age of mineralization Permian or younger based on the age of the host rock.

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