Unnamed (near Shakan)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308059
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Shakan)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.43186, 56.13273 (WGS84)
Relative position Coordinates are for approximately the center of block of twenty-seven lode claims south of Dry Pass staked in 1961 and active through at least 1973 (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Iron Primary
Molybdenum Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.43186, 56.13273

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Rocks in the area consist of a Cretaceous quartz monzonite pluton in contact with marble metamorphosed from Silurian Heceta Limestone and biotite-quartz-hornfels metamorphosed from Silurian graywacke and mudstone of the Bay of Pillars Formation (Brew, and others, 1984). The claims are probably related to this contact. Also see PE046 for specific deposits within this claim block.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Mining district

District name Ketchikan

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Block of twenty-seven lode claims staked in 1961 and active through at least 1973 (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980). Also see PE046 for prospects and occurrences within this claim block.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PE047

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980, Claim map, Petersburg quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Map 117, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Brew, D. A., Ovenshine, A. T., Karl, S. M., and Hunt, S. J., 1984, Preliminary reconnaissance geologic map of the Petersburg and parts of the Port Alexander and Sumdum 1:250,000 quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-405, 43 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Grybeck, D.J., Berg, H.C., and Karl, S.M., 1984, Map and description of the mineral deposits in the Petersburg and eastern Port Alexander quadrangles: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-837, 86 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Maas, K.M., Bittenbender, P E., and Still, J.C., 1995, Mineral investigations in the Ketchikan mining district, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 11-95, 606 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = U. S. Bureau of Mines, 1980

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-98 H.C. Berg and D.J. Grybeck U.S. Geological Survey