Kill Zone 2

Prospect, Active?

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Other commodities Hg; Sb
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale EA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 64.9641
Longitude -142.3433
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Location and accuracy The Kill Zone 2 prospect is located in the lower Alder Creek drainage (EA011), about 2 miles upstream from the mouth of the creek. The prospect is in the NW1/4 of section 31, T. 2 N., R. 27 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate. The Kill Zone 2 prospect is located within Doyon, Ltd. selected or conveyed land.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Kill Zone 2, lode prospect is located on the northwestern end of a northwest-trending set of volcanic-hosted epithermal gold prospects, informally referred to as the Deep Creek trend; it includes the Deep Creek (EA017) deposit, and the Jay Creek and Kill Zone 3 gold anomalies that are defined by soil sampling. One-half mile north, and parallel to the Deep Creek trend, the Flume trend of ophiolite-hosted gold prospects includes Flume Creek (EA009), Bonanza Creek (EA010), Alder Creek (EA013), and Flanders (EA015).
The Kill Zone 2 prospect is in pale green dacite that exhibits extensive silicification and sericite alteration. This alteration is associated with black quartz stockworks and crosscutting quartz-carbonate veins (WGM Inc., 1998 [DLR 98-19]). Tertiary to Cretaceous monzonite and Tertiary conglomerate are also present. An assay of one oxidized volcanic rock contains 45 ppb gold and 1.6 ppm silver. WGM Inc. grid sampled soils on a 700 by 1,800 foot grid; they identified anomalous gold values (up to 130 ppb gold) at the north and south ends of the grid, and for 1,700 feet along a creek drainage (WGM Inc., 1998 [DLR 98-19]).
Reconnaissance exploration by WGM Inc. in the mid-1970s located several gold targets in the Seventymile region (WGM Inc., 1998 [DLR 98-19]). In 1996, WGM Inc. expanded soil grids at the Flanders (EA015) and Deep Creek (EA017) prospects; conducted ridgetop sampling along a 13-mile-long segment between the Crooked Creek trend and Flume and Deep Creek trends; and had an airborne geophysical survey flown over the Flume, Deep Creek, and Crooked Creek trends.
Geologic map unit (-142.345638517975, 64.9637740625988)
Mineral deposit model Possibly Comstock epithermal veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 25c?).
Mineral deposit model number 25c?
Age of mineralization Tertiary of younger based on age of host rocks.
Alteration of deposit The Kill Zone 2 prospect is in pale green dacite that exhibits extensive silicification and sericite alteration.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Reconnaissance exploration by WGM Inc. in the mid-1970s located several gold targets in the Seventymile region (WGM Inc., 1998 [DLR 98-19]). In 1996, WGM Inc. expanded soil grids at the Flanders (EA015) and Deep Creek (EA017) prospects; conducted ridgetop sampling along a 13-mile-long segment between the Crooked Creek trend and Flume and Deep Creek trends; and had an airborne geophysical survey flown over the Flume, Deep Creek, and Crooked Creek trends.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The Kill Zone 2 prospect is located within Doyon, Ltd. selected or conveyed land. For more information contact Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska.

References

References

Rogers, Bob, and Bradley, Laura, 1998, Gold deposits of the Seventymile Belt: Extended Abstracts of the 16th Biennial Conference on Alaskan Mining, Second Rush of 98; Alaska Miners Association meeting March 2-7, 1998, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 22.
WGM Inc., 1998, Ventures Resource Alaska projects, 1997 progress report, Seventymile property exploration, volume 1: Doyon, Ltd. Report 98-19. (Report held by Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska).
WGM Inc., 2000, Seventymile property summary, in Ventures Resource Alaska project overview and properties summary: Ventures Resource Corporation report.
Reporters M.B. Werdon; R.L. Flynn
Last report date 5/1/2002