|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The prospect is located about a mile southwest of the head of Snug Harbor, at an elevation of 1,100 feet. It is in the NW1/4 section 19, T. 2 N., R. 10 E., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 243 of Tysdal (1978 [MF-880-A]) and location S-36 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to 300 feet.|
Geologic descriptionBedrock at this prospect is greenstone of the Orca Group of early Tertiary age and contains disseminated chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite (Kurtak and Jeske, 1986). Workings on the prospect consist of a collapsed adit and an open cut above it. Samples from near the collapsed adit contained 0.24 percent and 1.0 percent copper and 0.36 percent and 0.48 percent nickel (Kurtak and Jeske, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.788767895093, 60.251743339858)|
|Mineral deposit model||Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||24a|
|Age of mineralization||Tertiary or younger; the occurrence is in rocks of the Orca Group of Tertiary age.|
|Workings or exploration||Workings on the prospect consist of a collapsed adit of unknown length and an open cut. Grant and Higgins (1909) reported two 150-foot adits in the area, but the U.S. Bureau of Mines only found one adit when they visited in the early 1980s. Samples taken near the collapsed adit contained from 0.24 percent to 1.0 percent copper and from 0.36 percent to 0.48 percent nickel (Kurtak and Jeske, 1986).|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., and Richter, D.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-466, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., and Tysdal, R.G., 1980, Summaries of data on and list of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Blying Sound and Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-621, 276 p.
Condon, W.H., and Cass, J.T., 1958, Map of a part of the Prince William Sound area, Alaska, showing linear geologic features as shown on aerial photographs: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-273, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.
Grant, U.S., and Higgins, D.F., Jr., 1909, Notes on geology and mineral prospects in the vicinity of Seward, Kenai Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379-C, p. 98-107.
Grant, U.S., and Higgins, D.F., Jr., 1910, Reconnaissance of the geology and mineral resources of Prince William Sound, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 443, 89 p.
Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Mineral Land Assessment 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Kurtak, J.M., and Jeske, R.E., 1986, Mineral investigations in the Chugach National Forest, Alaska (Islands area): U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 54-86, 302 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Nelson, S.W., Dumoulin, J. A., and Miller, M.L., 1985, Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-B, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||Jeff A. Huber and Carol S. Huber (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||12/15/2001|