Lucky Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals gold; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale DN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 63.7575
Longitude -150.356
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Location and accuracy Lucky Creek is the local name of a west tributary of the Clearwater Fork of the Toklat River. Its junction with the Clearwater Fork is about midway between the mouths of Stampede Creek (to the south) and Little Moose Creek. The location is about 0.4 mile east-southeast of the center of section 25, T. 13 S., R. 15 W., Fairbanks Meridian, approximately at the position of the placer claims (Heiner and Porter, 1972, KX 66-122; Hawley and Associates, 1978).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The area drained by locally named Lucky Creek is underlain mostly by Birch Creek Schist (Bundtzen, 1981; Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, fig. K-1). The creek is 2 miles long, and the placer claim location is about where it flattens out before entering the floodplain of the Clearwater Fork. Nothing is known of the character of the placer deposit; it reportedly contains stibnite as well as placer gold. The Upper Ridge (DN141) and Ridge Top (DN018) antimony mines are in the drainage area of Lucky Creek; erosion of those deposits would have introduced stibnite into the creek.
Geologic map unit (, )
Mineral deposit model Au-PGE placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer gold claims were staked in Lucky Creek in 1968; they were still active in 1972 (Heiner and Porter, 1972).
Indication of production Undetermined