Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 57.0117
Longitude -135.1826
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Belle prospect is at an elevation of about 300 feet on the west side of Silver Bay opposite Bear Cove. The prospect is 0.4 mile southeast of the center of sec. 14, T. 56 S., R. 64 E. It is MAS no. 0021140163 (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 Belle prospect are part of the Jurassic and Cretaceous, Sitka Graywacke that consists mainly of graywacke and argillite. The location of the Belle prospect is shown on a map by Becker (1897) but it is not described in the text. The prospect was not found or noted by Bittenbender and others (1999) who worked in the area; the only other mention of it is that a claim was filed here for gold, silver, and copper (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). This may have been part of the nearby Apex (SI186) or Liberty prospects (SI188).
Geologic map unit (-135.184364092822, 57.0113365438199)
Age of mineralization Jurassic or younger based on the age of the host rock.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The only information on this prospect is that a claim was once filed here, probably before WWI.
Indication of production None



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.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002, Alaska mineral locations database report (Sitka quadrangle), July 2, 2002, 205 p. []
Reporters Donald Grybeck (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 5/5/2005