Camp Bird

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 64.867
Longitude -148.009
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Camp Bird prospect is on the right limit of Eva Creek at an elevation of about 1,100 feet in the SW1/4 sec. 32, T. 1 N., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian; it is across the creek from the Clipper Mine (FB047) and about 100 feet in elevation above the creek bed (Reed, 1938, p. 10). It is about 1.5 miles north of the town of Ester. The prospect is locality 149 of Chapman and Foster (1969).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The only information reported for the Camp Bird prospect was that two shafts and a tunnel were sunk on a vein (Reed, 1938, p. 10).
Geologic map unit (-148.011429504854, 64.8665635683642)
Mineral deposit model Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A tunnel and two shafts were driven on a vein (Reed, 1938, p. 10). The tunnel was driven 90 feet and a 20-foot winze was sunk about 30 feet from the portal. In the summer of 1938, a 28-foot shaft and a 60-foot shaft were sunk on the prospect.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

In 1938, the property was owned by Patrick McLaughlin and G. B. Stark and was under lease to Bill Stark and Mike Yakopatz (Reed, 1938, p. 10).