Unnamed (Coon Cove)

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307649
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (Coon Cove)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -131.48077, 55.46075 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is known only from U.S. Bureau of Mines (1977) claim records. Its approximate location is at or near sea level about midway along the northwest shore of Coon Cove. The site is in section 7, T. 74 S., R. 92 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 49 in Elliott and others (1978). The location probably is accurate within 0.2 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -131.48077, 55.46075

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks near this prospect are mainly gray pelitic phyllite and subordinate andesitic or basaltic metavolcanic rocks that are intruded by Cretaceous stocks, sills, and dikes of feldspar-porphyritic granodiorite, and by small metadiorite plutons of undetermined age (Berg and others, 1988). The strata were regionally metamorphosed to greenschist-grade phyllite and semischist in Late Cretaceous time, and, near some of the granodiorite contacts, subsequently contact metamorphosed to hornblende hornfels (Berg and others, 1988; Brew, 1996, p. 27). The premetamorphic age of the metapelite-metavolcanic unit is unknown. Berg and others (1988, p. 17) noted its resemblance to Upper Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous marine flysch and volcanic rocks on Annette and Gravina islands, but assigned it an undivided Mesozoic or Paleozoic age. Near Coon Cove it structurally overlies faunally-dated Permian and Triassic rocks. According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in metapelite that probably is intruded by granodiorite sills and dikes, was staked for Cu, Pb, and Zn. No other information about it has been made public.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Mining district

District name Ketchikan

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KC049

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1977, Claim map, Ketchikan quadrangle: U.S. Bureau of Mines Map 120, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Elliott, R.L., Berg, H.C., and Karl, Susan, 1978, map and table describing metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits, Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report, 78-73-B,17 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., Elliott, R.L., and Koch, R.D., 1988, Geologic map of the Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Series Map MF-1807,27 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Brew, D.A., 1996, Geologic map of the Craig, Dixon Entrance, and parts of the Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2319, 53 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Elliott and others, 1978; Berg and others, 1988

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-99 H.C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey