|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SI|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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|Location and accuracy||The Ram prospect is at an elevation of about 1,950 feet, about 2 miles east of Waterfall Lake. The prospect is 0.5 mile southeast of the center of sec. 17, T. 50 S., R. 60 E. It is location P-92 of Bittenbender and others (1999) and MAS no. 0021140129 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within 0.5 mile.|
Johnson and Karl (1985) map the rocks in the area of this occurrence as Triassic(?) greenstone intruded by a northwest-striking, linear sill(s) of Cretaceous(?) diorite. The rocks are cut by steeply-dipping, mainly northwest-striking faults; these include the regional-scale Border Ranges Fault whose trace is just southwest of the occurrence. The fault apparently is intruded by the sill(s).Bittenbender and others (1999), mainly citing Kimball (1982), describe the prospect as a disseminated sulfide deposit in gneissic metavolcanic rocks. Samples contained up to 190 parts per million copper.
|Geologic map unit||(-135.810804213712, 57.5293426205918)|
|Mineral deposit model||Disseminated sulfide deposit.|
|Workings or exploration||Only limited surface sampling.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Additional commentsThe prospect is in West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness.
Bittenbender, P., Still, J.C., Maas, K., and McDonald, M., Jr., 1999, Mineral resources of the Chichagof and Baranof Islands area, southeast Alaska: Bureau of Land Management, BLM-Alaska Technical Report 19, 222 p.
Kimball, A.L., 1982, Mineral land assessment of Yakobi Island and adjacent parts of Chichagof Island, southeastern Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Mineral Land Assessment report, MLA 97-82, 199 p.
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|