Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 57.3998
Longitude -134.2413
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Location and accuracy The HP prospect is at an elevation of about 1,700 feet, about 1.7 miles northwest of the head of Pybus Bay. The site is 0.4 mile north of the center of sec. 6, T. 52 S., R. 70 E. It is MAS no. 0021140195 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within 0.25 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of the HP prospect are part of the Devonian, Hood Bay Formation which consists of carbonaceous chert, argillite, graywacke, limestone, and minor basic volcanic rocks (Loney, 1964). The only information about the prospect is that it was discovered in 1972 and staked for copper and zinc by WGM, Inc. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002).
Geologic map unit (-134.243040696189, 57.3994612993335)
Age of mineralization Devonian or younger based on the age of the host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Staked for copper and zinc in 1972.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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



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