Lucky Gulch Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002691
MRDS ID A015133
Record type Site
Current site name Lucky Gulch Placer
Related records 10281878

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.58748, 64.94978 (WGS84)
Relative position 14.5 MILES NW OF EAGLE
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 30. 3 MILES NORTH OF SEVENTYMILE RIVER. COORDINATES GIVEN ARE FOR CENTRAL POINT OF PLACER. 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
Platinum Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Unknown

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.58748, 64.94978

Comments on the geologic information

  • LUCKY GULCH HEADS AGAINST ELDORADO CREEK. LUCKY GULCH A TRIBUTARY TO FOX CREEK. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS TERTIARY CONGLOMERATE, SANDSTONE, AND SHALE. ; REG.COM: LUCKY GULCH IS SOURCE OF GOLD IN FOX CREEK. SOURCE OF GOLD FOR LUCKY GULCH BELIEVED TO BE AURIFEROUS TERTIARY CONGLOMERATES IN LOCALLY RICH AREA NEAR HEAD OF LUCKY GULCH.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1912
Year of last production 1939

Mining district

District name Eagle

Comments on development

  • MINING IN 1912, 1926, 1937-39. DRIFT MINING, 1912.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015133

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (D-2), LOC. 30

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 897-C, P. 198

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-30

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 200 FEET PER MILE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM PLACER. GRAINS OF PLATINUM FOUND IN PLACER CONCENTRATES.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey