Unnamed (on the Kuskulana River)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb
Ore minerals galena

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 61.4795
Longitude -144.1662
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the north side of the Kuskulana River about eight-tenths of a mile northeast of its mouth on the Chitina River. It is at an elevation of about 800 feet near the center of the east boundary of section 32, T. 4 S., R. 7 E., of the Copper River Meridian. This prospect is probably located to within one-half mile. It is locality 107 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Lode claims were staked and kept active from 1969 to 1979 on lead and silver deposits at this location (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980; Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-B]). The prospect is in metavolcanic rocks of the Paleozoic Skolai Group (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]).
Geologic map unit (-144.168285064616, 61.4790304872565)
Age of mineralization Paleozoic or younger; the prospect is in metavolcanic rocks of the Paleozoic Skolai Group (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Probably only reconnaissance surface examinations.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This occurrence is in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

References