Hardluck Gulch

Mine, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-6
Latitude 64.878
Longitude -164.621
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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 setting

Geologic description

Placer 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale placer mining took place on this creek before WW I.
Indication of production Yes; small