Lucille Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Cr
Ore minerals chromite; gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 65.538
Longitude -148.454
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 68. This prospect is along Lucille Creek, a tributary of Livengood Creek, approximately 2.5 miles NNW of Amy Dome. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Some prospecting occurred on this creek in 1916, 1934, and possibly other years, but there are no records of mining (Mertie, 1918; Smith, 1936). A stream sediment sample showed 2.3 ppm gold, an anomalous amount (Eberlein, 1977, p. 67). Chromite and chrome spinels were found in placers (Joesting, 1942; ATDM Pamph. 1). Bedrock is silicified limestone/dolomite, chert, and greenstone.
Geologic map unit (-148.456509745121, 65.5375673346839)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration One or two prospect shafts were sunk prior to 1916 (Mertie, 1918).
Indication of production None