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Gloria B. Prospect, Chichagof District, Sitka Borough, Alaska, USA

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The prospect is in West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness.
Location: The Gloria B. prospect is at an elevation of about 100 feet at the southeast end of an unnamed small lake in the NE1/4 sec. 26, T. 48 S., R. 57 E. The prospect is location 26 of Cobb (1972, 1978). The location is accurate.
Geology: Johnson and Karl (1985) map the rocks in the area of this prospect as Cretaceous graywacke and argillite interbedded with sparse, lenticular beds of basalt. The rocks are cut by numerous high-angle, mainly northwest-striking faults; they include the extension of the fault at the Chichagof Mine (SI093), which controls the mineralization there and who traces is just southwest of this prospect. Reed and Coats (1941) examined several prospect pits aligned N25W for about 1,000 feet on the Gloria B. claim. The pits exposed graywacke which strikes N60W and dips 60SW, white 'chert', and a dike cut by pyrite-bearing quartz veinlets, and a small fault. There are no assay data or any records of production. Isotopic studies indicate that the gold-quartz veins in coastal southern and southeastern Alaska are Eocene, about 50 Ma in age (Haeussler, 1995; Goldfarb, 1997; Goldfarb and others, 1997). ARDF record SI087 provides an overview of the geology of auriferous quartz veins in the Chichagof Mining District.
Workings: Several prospect pits.
Age: Isotopic studies indicate that the gold-quartz veins in coastal southern and southeastern Alaska are Eocene, about 50 Ma in age (Haeussler and others, 1995; Goldfarb, 1997; Goldfarb and others, 1997).

Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Undetermined.
Deposit Model: Low-sulfide gold-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a).

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Sitka quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-467, scale 1:250,000. Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Sitka quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-450, 124 p. Goldfarb, R J., 1997, Metallogenic evolution of Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 4-34. Goldfarb, R.J., Miller, L.D., Leach, D.L., and Snee, L.W, 1997, Gold deposits in metamorphic rocks in Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 151-190. Haeussler, P J., Bradley, D., Goldfarb, R., Snee, L., and Taylor, C., 1995, Link between ridge subduction and gold mineralization in southern Alaska: Geology, v. 23, no. 11, p. 995-998. Johnson, B.R, and Karl, S.M., 1985, Geologic map of western Chichagof and Yakobi Islands, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 1-1506, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000. Reed, J.C., and Coats, R.R., 1941, Geology and ore deposits of the Chichagof mining district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 929, 148 p.

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