Bear Mountain

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308609
Record type Site
Current site name Bear Mountain
Alternate or previous names Malaspina

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -131.63877, 55.35574 (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 300 feet, about 0.7 mile west-southwest of the mouth of Lower Ketchikan Lake. The site is in section 19, T. 75 S., R. 91 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 64 in Elliott and others (1978). The location probably is accurate within about 0.2 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -131.63877, 55.35574

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This part of Revillagigedo Island is underlain mainly by marine, pelitic sedimentary rocks and andesitic or basaltic volcanic rocks 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 were regionally metamorphosed to greenschist-grade phyllite and semischist in Late Cretaceous time. They subsequently were contact metamorphosed to hornblende hornfels: locally, near some of the Cretaceous granodiorite contacts, and, more widely, peripheral to the Tertiary gabbro. The premetamorphic age range of the strata is uncertain. Berg and others (1988) note that they closely resemble Upper Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous flysch and volcanic rocks nearby on Gravina Island. The country rocks are cut by a high-angle fault along Tongass Narrows that displays about 4 miles of right-lateral offset. According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in hornfelsed strata near the contact of a Tertiary gabbro stock, reportedly was staked for gold and copper. No other information about it has been made public.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Mining district

District name Ketchikan

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KC067

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.

Comments on the references

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 02-JUL-1999 H.C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey