Lucky Shot Gold Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002362
MRDS ID A013280
Record type Site
Current site name Lucky Shot Gold Prospect
Alternate or previous names Lucky Shot Claim Group, Woll Prospects

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -136.05313, 57.6436 (WGS84)
Elevation 9
Relative position ON W SHORE OF LAKE ANNA, 2.1 MI. SE OF CHICHAGOF
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 929, PLATE 1; USGS MF-467, LOC. 36, 40. LOCATION IS AT SITE OF MOST WORKINGS. ADDITIONAL TUNNEL LOCATED 1.0 MI. S 27 DEGREES W ON W SHORE OF LAKE ANNA. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • NO DATA ON GOLD CONTENT, BUT GOLD IS PROBABLY PRESENT.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Sitka Graywacke
    Rock description Sitka Graywacke
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock

Nearby scientific data

(1) -136.05313, 57.6436

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Northernmost Prospect Is Short Distance S Of Chichagof.
Local Graywacke Strikes N 35 Degrees-45 Degrees W, Dips 65 Degrees-72 Degrees Sw

Ore body information

  • General form LENS

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults, Dike

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Chichagof

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • NORTHERN PROSPECT: 48 FT. TUNNEL WITH DRIFTS FOLLOWING FAULT 10 FT. N, 15 FT. S. WINZE FOLLOWS FAULT 14 FT. ALONG DIP. SEVERAL TRENCHES AND PITS. SOUTHERN PROSPECT: 12 FT. TUNNEL.

Comments on development

  • NINE UNPATENTED CLAIMS HELD BY MIKE WOLL AS OF 1938. TUNNELS, SHAFTS, AND PITS SUNK. NO RECORDED PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013280

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 929, P. 121-123, PLATES 1, 3 (1941)

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 36, 40 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 74 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-929-PL-1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FAULT ZONE STRIKING N 5 DEGREES E-N 17 DEGREES W, DIPPING 48 DEGREES W-62 DEGREES W, SEVERAL FT. THICK IN SHALY GRAYWACKE CONTAINS BANDED VEIN QUART UP TO 1.5 FT. THICK. FAULT IS CUT BY TUNNEL, FOLLOWED BY DRIFTS AND WINZE. UP TO 3 IN. OF GOUGE IS PRESENT ON FAULT, AND LENTICULAR MASS OF QUARTZ 2 FT. THICK AND IRREGULAR QUARTZ VEINLETS LIE ON FOOTWALL OF FAULT, WHICH IS SHEARED PARALLEL TO BEDDING OF GRAYWACKE. QUARTZ IS VUGGY AND CONTAINS CONSIDERABLE GALENA AND SPHALERITE. 400 FT. N OF TUNNEL, N 10 DEGREES E-N 10 DEGREES W TRENDING, 58 DEGREES W DIPPING FAULT CARRIES UP TO 6 IN. VUGGY QUARTZ WITH PYRRHOTITE AND ARSENOPYRITE, 1.0 MI. S 27 DEGREES W OF MAIN PROSPECT, TUNNEL IS DRIVEN INTO 10 FT. THICK DIKE IN GRAYWACKE. DIKE CONTAINS MUCH GRANULAR AND INTERSTITIAL QUARTZ, QUARTZ-CALCITE-ALBITE VEINLETS. ARSENOPYRITE AND PYRITE PRESENT IN CONSIDERABLE ABUNDANCE IN DIKE NEAR HANGING WALL.
Deposit ALTHOUGH PRESENCE OF GOLD IS NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN USGS B 929, P. 121-123, PRESENCE OF GALENA AS WELL AS OTHER SULFIDES, IS EXCELLENT INDICATOR OF GOLD IN THIS DISTRICT. THIS, AS WELL AS LARGE AMOUNT OF WORKINGS, INDICATES GOLD IS PROBABLY PRESENT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey