Moonshine Prospect, Dall Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska, USA
This old prospect is on land that has been conveyed to the Sealaska Corporation, who hold the surface and subsurface rights, or the land is under application for transfer to them.
Location: The Moonshine prospect is somewhere near the old trail between the head of View Cove and Manhattan Arm. For this record, the site is on the trail about 0.4 mile east of the head of Manhattan Arm, but the prospect may be a mile or more from this location. The only published description of this prospect is by Smith (1914); subsequent efforts to find it have not been successful.
Geology: Smith (1914) reported argentiferous galena at this site, but several later attempts to find it have been unsuccessful (D.J. Grybeck, field work, 1969; Maas and others, 1991). The rocks in the area consist of sedimentary rocks of the Descon Formation of Silurian and Ordovician age.(Eberlein and others, 1983; Brew, 1996).
Workings: None reported.
Age: Ordovician or Silurian or younger rocks.
Commodities (Major) - Ag, Pb
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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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. Cobb, E. H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Craig quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-869, 262 p. Eberlein, G.D., Churkin, Michael, Jr., Carter, Claire, Berg, H.C., and Ovenshine, A. T., 1983, Geology of the Craig quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-91, 52 p. 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. Maas, K.M., Still, J. C., Clough, A. H., and Oliver, L. K., 1991, Mineral investigations in the Ketchikan mining district, Alaska, 1990: Southern Prince of Wales Island and vicinity--Preliminary sample location maps and descriptions: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 33-91, 139 p. Smith, P.S., 1914, Lode mining in the Ketchikan region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-B, p. 75-94.
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