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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307650
Record type Site
Current site name Perk

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -131.18677, 55.58075 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is known only from U.S. Bureau of Mines (1977) claim records. Its approximate location is at an elevation of about 2500 feet, about 2.5 miles west of the tidal mudflat at the head of the west arm of Manzanita Lake. The site is in section 32, T. 72 S., R. 93 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 50 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) -131.18677, 55.58075

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks near this prospect are pelitic schist and gneiss, and subordinate andesitic and 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 upper greenschist or amphibolite grade in Cretaceous time, and, near some of the granodiorite contacts, subsequently contact metamorphosed to hornblende hornfels. The premetamorphic age range of the strata is unknown. Berg and others (1988, p. 17) assigned them an undivided Mesozoic or Paleozoic age. More recent studies suggest that at least some of the strata may be as old as Precambrian (Crawford and others, in press). According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in pelitic schist near a granodiorite contact, 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 KC050

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

    Crawford, M.L., Crawford, W.A., and Gehrels, G.E., 2000, Terrane assembly and structural relationships in the eastern Prince Rupert quadrangle, British Columbia, in H.H. Stowell and W.C.McClelland, eds., Tectonics of the Coast Mountains, southeastern Alaska and British Columbia: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 343, p. 1-21..

Comments on the references

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = the site is in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness.

Reporter information

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