Stella; Monday Mine?, Twelvemile Arm, Kasaan Bay, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska, USA
Location: In most reports, the Monday prospect is located about 0.9 mile west-northwest of Kajusgidnas Point and about 0.5 mile north-northwest of the center of section 35, T. 73 S., R. 84 E. Herreid and Rose (1966) and Maas and others (1991) did not visit it or could not find it; they use Brooks' (1902) location, which may not be accurate.
Geology: The Monday deposit is a quartz vein 4 to 14 inches thick along a shear zone (Brooks, 1902; Herreid and Rose, 1966). The quartz contains galena and pyrite; assays showed $5 to $8 per ton in gold (at $20.67 per ounce) and 15-40 ounces of silver per ton. The only workings are open cuts. There is no indication of work since 1901. The rocks in the vicinity of the Monday prospect are Silurian or Ordovician slate of the Descon Formation; sheared andesite forms one wall of the vein. The Stella prospect is nearby. Wright and Wright (1908) describe it as a 3-foot-thick quartz-calcite vein with gouge along one wall; the vein follows the contact between a diorite porphyry dike and black slate. The quartz carries pyrite, galena, and sphalerite. The gold content is low. The prospect was explored by a 130-foot tunnel, which Maas and others (1991) could not find.
Workings: The only workings on the Monday prospect are open cuts. The Stella prospect was explored by a 130-foot tunnel.
Age: Unknown, other than that the prospects are in Silurian or Ordovician rocks.
Commodities (Major) - Ag, Au, Pb, Zn
Development Status: None
Deposit Model: Polymetallic vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
5 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.
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Brooks, A.H., 1902, Preliminary report on the Ketchikan mining district, Alaska, with an introductory sketch of the geology of southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1, 120 p. 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. Herreid, Gordon, and Rose, A.W., 1966, Geology and geochemistry of the Hollis and Twelvemile Creek area, Prince of Wales Island southeastern Alaska: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geologic Report 17, 32 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. Wright, F.E., and Wright, C.W., 1908, The Ketchikan and Wrangell mining districts, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 347, 210 p.
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