Wally Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Pb; Zn
Other commodities Ag; Cu
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 65.29541
Longitude -151.32415
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Location and accuracy This site mainly represents an area of prospecting for lode deposits in the area of Wally Creek. For this record, the site is on Wally Creek at an elevation of about 650 feet, at the northeast corner of section 6, T. 5 N., R. 18 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Wally Creek prospect area is underlain by Paleozoic limestone, dolomite, greenstone, and chloritic schist, with minor amounts of phyllite, quartzite, and quartz mica schist (Chapman and others, 1982). A Tertiary or Cretaceous quartz monzonite stock is exposed approximately three miles to the east.
In 1976-1978, the Wally Creek area was explored for lode deposits with geological, geochemical, and geophysical surveys (Placer Dome, 1989). Geochemical anomalies included copper, lead, zinc, and silver. This prospect area is geologically similar to the nearby Quartz Creek lode prospect (TN027).
Exploration of the Wally Creek area by North Star Exploration, Inc. in 1999 revealed a zone up to 25 feet thick of folded(?), sulfide-bearing(?) quartz veins (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-34]). Base metal values in the veins reportedly are as high as 4 percent lead, 3 percent zinc, and 1 ounce of silver per ton over a ten-foot interval.
Geologic map unit (-151.326663041968, 65.2949062100696)
Mineral deposit model Sediment-hosted Pb-Zn? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 30a?).
Mineral deposit model number 30a?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration
In 1976-1978, the Wally Creek area was explored for lode deposits with geological, geochemical, and geophysical surveys (Placer Dome, 1989). Geochemical anomalies included copper, lead, zinc, and silver. This prospect area is geologically similar to the nearby Quartz Creek lode prospect (TN027).
Exploration of the Wally Creek area by North Star Exploration, Inc. in 1999 revealed a zone up to 25 feet thick of folded(?), sulfide-bearing(?) quartz veins (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-34]). Base metal values in the veins reportedly are as high as 4 percent lead, 3 percent zinc, and 1 ounce of silver per ton over a ten-foot interval.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The Wally Creek prospect is on land selected by or conveyed to Doyon, Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon, Ltd., at 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701-2941.

References

References

North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999, Doyon, Ltd., Report 99-34: Unpublished report held by Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska.
Placer Dome, 1989, Doyon, Ltd., Report 89-11: Unpublished report held by Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska.
Reporters G.E. Graham (ADGGS)
Last report date 11/29/2000