Hard Luck Creek

Prospect, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ba; Zn
Other commodities Bi

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CY
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.23
Longitude -141.14
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Location and accuracy The Hard Luck Creek prospect is at an elevation of about 3,500 feet, near VABM Mush, in sections 27 and 34, T. 5 N., R. 32 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2 miles. This prospect is located on Doyon, Ltd. selected or conveyed land.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Hard Luck Creek prospect area is underlain by a structural duplex comprising a series of west-dipping thrust faults (Doyon, Limited, 1986). The duplex is formed within a north-dipping Devonian to Ordovician sequence of sedimentary rocks that includes the Road River Formation, McCann Hill Chert, and Nation River Formation (DiMarchi and others, 1993). The deposit is hosted in Upper Proterozoic carbonaceous shale and carbonate rocks of the Tindir Group (Doyon, Limited, 1986; Schmidt, 1997).
Soil samples in the area revealed anomalous zinc and barium (DiMarchi and others, 1993). WGM Inc.'s soil samples taken prior to the 1993 program also showed anomalous gold, but this was not replicated by the program in 1993 (DiMarchi and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-141.142372048769, 65.2297303931776)
Mineral deposit model Carbonaceous shale-hosted Zn-Pb (Schmidt, 1997; Cox and Singer, 1986; 32b).
Mineral deposit model number 32b
Age of mineralization Late Proterozoic.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration WGM Inc. conducted a soil sampling program in the mid-1970s, and ASA Inc. conducted another soil and rock sampling program in 1993.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This property lies within Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land. For more information, contact Doyon, Limited. This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.


MRDS Number 10307404


DiMarchi, J.J., Weglarz, T.B., Adams, D.D., Hubert, J.A., and West, A.W., 1993, 1993 annual report--Reconnaissance program, Doyon option lands: ASA Inc., 120 p. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
Doyon, Limited, 1986, Mines, prospects, and geochemical anomalies on Doyon, Limited, regional overselection lands, Alaska: Fairbanks, Alaska, Doyon, Limited Report 86-01A, v. 1, 150 p. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
Schmidt, J.M., 1997, Shale-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag and barite deposits of Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral deposits of Alaska, 1997: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 35-65.
Reporters C.E. Cameron (ADGGS)
Last report date 4/7/2000