The geology of the Cape Krusenstern area has been mapped on a 1- to 1-million scale by the Geological Survey. Mining claims were mapped and data on private and government-sponsored mineral exploration was compiled. The Energy Research and Development Administration had sampled waterborne sediments during a reconnaissance for uranium. Although the Bureau of Mines has done no field work in the area except for a very brief visit in 1976, the Bureau did arrange to have these samples analyzed for metallic and related elements. The resultant sample analyses and all other available data on mining and prospecting activity were considered in relation to the geology. The combined data indicates that lead, zinc, silver, tin, gold, nickel, and platinum-group metals occur in the area in amounts that warrant field investigation.