Cann and Minor

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000997
MRDS ID A011668
Record type Site
Current site name Cann and Minor
Related records 10113089

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.90259, 61.08957 (WGS84)
Relative position Eastern shore of College Fiord, about 2.5 miles northeast of Coghill Point. Accurate within 1 mile. Locality 64 from Cobb (1972), locality 52 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), and locality A-19 of Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 274
USGS model code 36a.1
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein, Chugach-type
Mark3 model number 26

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.90259, 61.08957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock of Late Cretaceous metasedimentary rocks of the Valdez Group is cut by a Tertiary felsic dike. Two quartz veins up to 6 ft thick are found around the shattered felsic dike. Veins slightly mineralized with calcite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, and presumably gold (Johnson, 1914).
  • Age = Tertiary or younger, the quartz veins are associated with the felsic dike.

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 = Explored by 65 ft adit along a fault that cuts both quartz and dike rock, and surface stripping prior to 1913 (Johnson, 1914).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011668
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN134

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 veins (Bliss, 1992; model 36a.1 ?) or Epithermal Au vein ?
Deposit Other Comments = Apparently an unsuccessful gold lode prospect. The Q. "&" Q. prospect (ARDF number AN132) may be another name for this prospect.

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