|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Hardluck Gulch is a south-flowing drainage that merges with Telegram Creek (SO108) and Eldorado Creek to become Dome Creek (SO113). It is in the headwaters of the Iron Creek (SO127) drainage. This is locality 39 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionPlacer mining recovered coarse, well-rounded gold from a thin, clay layer on bedrock, mostly before 1908 (Smith, 1909) although mining was taking place near the mouth in 1909 (Henshaw, 1910). Bedrock is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.623622813696, 64.877255816951)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining took place on this creek before WW I.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-445, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-181, 185 p.
Smith, P.S., 1909, Recent developments in southern Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379-F, p. 267-301.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|