Southern Prince of Wales Island PCD

Region Alaska, Alaska
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area Permissive geology, substantial ARDF occurrences with porphyry copper characteristics.
Identified resources None.
Production None recorded.
Status Unknown.
Estimated resources None.
Geologic maps Little to no modern mapping at better than 1:250,000 scale.
Geophysical data Inadequate aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Favorable rocks and structures Porphyritic syenite to monzonite.
Deposits None.
Evidence from mineral occurrences ARDF occurrences including Mallard Bay, Bug, and multiple occurrences on McLean Arm.
Geochemical evidence Cu, Mo, Pb, Zn anomalies in rock chips and streambed sediments.
Geophysical evidence No data.
Evidence from other sources Favorable geology, presence of magmatic arc and locally reactive host rocks.
Cover thickness and description Unknown.
Authors Douglas C. Kreiner, James V. Jones III, Melanie B. Werdon.
New data needs New mapping, geophysics, updated geochemical sampling.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs Mapping at 1:100,000 scale or better.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs Aeromagnetics and radiometrics collected at Rank 2.
Digital elevation data needs IfSAR coverage is complete over entire focus area.