Unnamed (west shore of George Inlet)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307658
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west shore of George Inlet)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -131.48377, 55.40674 (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 on the west shore of George Inlet, about 1.7 miles southeast of the Mahoney mine (KC079). The site is in section 31, T. 74 S., R. 92 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 77 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
Silver Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -131.48377, 55.40674

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in this part of Revillagigedo Island are marine, pelitic phyllite and schist that are intruded by Cretaceous stocks, sills, and dikes of feldspar-porphyritic granodiorite, and by a stock and probably related plugs of Tertiary gabbro (Berg and others, 1988). The strata and some of the granodiorite were regionally metamorphosed to greenschist grade in Late Cretaceous time. These regionally metamorphosed rocks subsequently were locally contact metamorphosed to hornblende hornfels near the contacts of Cretaceous granodiorite plutons that were emplaced after the regional metamorphism, and then more widely remetamorposed to hornblende hornfels near the contacts of the Tertiary gabbro. The premetamorphic age range of the pelitic strata is uncertain. Berg and others (1988) assign them a Mesozoic or (Late) Paleozoic age; Brew and Ford (1998) and Crawford and others (in press) assign them to the Gravina belt, of Late Jurassic or Cretaceous age. . According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in hornfelsed metapelite near the contact of a Tertiary gabbro plug, was staked for Ag. 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 KC080

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., and Ford, A.B., 1998, The Coast Mountains structural zones in southeastern Alaska--descriptions, relations, and lithotectonic significance, in Gray, J.E., and Riehle, J.R., eds., The U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska--geological studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1595, p. 183-192.

  • 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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-JUL-99 H.C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey