|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||DN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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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 descriptionThe 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.|
|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|
Bundtzen, T. K., 1981, Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills, Mt. McKinley quadrangle, Alaska: M. S. Thesis, University of Alaska, College, Alaska, 238 p.
Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds., 1986, Mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, 379 p.
Hawley, C. C. and Associates, Inc, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p. (paged by sections).
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
Thornsberry, V. V., McKee, C. J., and Salisbury, W. G., eds, 1984, 1983 Mineral Resource Studies: Kantishna Hills and Dunkle Mine Areas, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 129-84. 3 Volumes: v. 1, Text; v. 2, Appendices; v. 3, Maps. Prepared by Salisbury & Dietz, Inc., Spokane, WA.
|Last report date||5/7/2001|