Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.077
Longitude -147.331
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Location and accuracy The Basham prospect is located in upper Too Much Gold Creek near the divide with Wolf Creek; NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 22, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect is situated on a N60W, 80 S shear zone which is parallel to and 200 feet south of the Branholm-Jenkins (McNeil) shear. The only known reference to this prospect indicates that in the early 1960s Bill Basham and Art Wells extracted a sample which returned a grade of $5,000 per ton in gold (142 ounces of gold per ton) (Pilkington, 1970; R. Vetter, oral communication, 1992). Previous grab samples of vein quartz from the prospect returned values of 1.25 and 7.00 ppm gold (0.036 and 0.204 ounces of gold per ton) (Pilkington and others, 1969). Follow-up trenching and channel sampling indicated no significant mineralization on the prospect (Pilkington, 1970).
Geologic map unit (-147.33344889331, 65.0765788133765)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Grab samples, trenching and channel sampling.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307746


Freeman, C.J., 1992, 1991 Golden Summit project final report, volume 2: Historical summary of lode mines and prospects in the Golden Summit project area, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp., 159 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.)
Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999