Wolf Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.079
Longitude -147.398
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Location and accuracy The location given is on a series of reverse circulation holes drilled on a 2,900 ppb gold in soil anomaly (Freeman and others, 1998); Three holes were spaced approximately 300 feet apart in a north-south orientation; NW1/4 sec. 20, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This northeast-trending gold soil anomaly is part of the district scale Dolphin shear zone. Anomalous gold is associated with anomalous As, Pb, Sb and sporadic Bi (Freeman and others, 1998). This regional structure also controls mineralization on the Dolphin prospect (ARDF no. LG112) and Cleary Hill mine (ARDF no. LG119) to the southwest. At this prospect, the structure juxtaposes lower plate rocks of the Fairbanks Schist on the southeast with upper plate rocks of the Chatanika terrane on the northwest. Three holes were drilled in the Wolf Creek area. While all of them had anomalous gold values, none of the intercepts exceeded 350 ppb (Freeman and others, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-147.400449481736, 65.0785775572319)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Four reverse circulation holes were drilled in the Wolf Creek area in 1998 (Freeman and others, 1998).
Indication of production None



Freeman, C.J., Flanigan, B., Currey, J., Wolf, K., and Wietchy D.W., 1998, 1997 and 1998 Final report, Golden Summit project, Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp. Geologic Report GS98-1, 37 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.)
Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999