Last Chance No. 2

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000994
MRDS ID A011665
Record type Site
Current site name Last Chance No. 2
Alternate or previous names Last Chance
Related records 10137102

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.08259, 61.01956 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on the western edge of Barry Arm, 1.6 miles north-northwest of BM Ken - southern tip of Pakenham Point. Accurate within 0.5 mile. Locality 61 of Cobb (1972), locality 50 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), and locality A-22 of Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27
Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.08259, 61.01956

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Quartz vein cuts Late Cretaceous massive graywacke and minor slate of the Valdez Group. The quartz vein is up to 3 ft thick, strikes N 10 E, and dips 10 W. The vein can be traced for 150 ft and contains large quartz crystals, arsenopyrite, and gold. Assays indicate 0.63 oz/ton Au (Johnson, 1914).
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger; vein cuts massive graywackes and minor slates of the Late Cretaceous Valdez Group.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Assays indicate 0.63 oz/ton Au (Johnson, 1914). Ground quartz vein yielded free gold.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011665
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN129

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Johnson, B.L., 1914, The Port Wells gold-lode district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-G, p. 195-236.

  • Deposit

    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.

  • Deposit

    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 Open-File Report 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-409, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials in the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1095, 184 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Johnson, 1914

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Chugach-type low-sulfide Au-quartz vein ? (Bliss, 1992; model 36a.1 ?) or Polymetallic veins ? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c ?)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 S.W. Huss U.S. Geological Survey