Lucky Strike

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 62.4125
Longitude -147.8753
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Location and accuracy The Lucky Strike prospect is at an elevation of about 3,850 feet on an unnamed stream that flows into the northeast end of Black Lake. It is in the SE1/4 sec. 24, T. 27 N., R. 8 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect is at the contact between basalt and Jurassic(?) granodiorite (Kurtak and others, 1992). The basalt is iron-stained near the contact. One claim was staked in 1978 (Kurtak and others, 1992). Rock-chip samples collected by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contain up to 60 parts per million copper and 134 ppm zinc (Balen, 1990). A panned-concentrate sample contain 214 ppm zinc.
Geologic map unit (-147.877493425863, 62.4120329992457)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu-Au? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 20c?)
Mineral deposit model number 20c?
Alteration of deposit Contact metamorphism; iron staining.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration One claim was staked in 1978 (Kurtak and others, 1992). Rock and stream sediment sampling was done by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Balen, 1990).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760079.