Basham

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307746
Record type Site
Current site name Basham

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.33396, 65.07668 (WGS84)
Relative position 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.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.33396, 65.07668

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect is situated on a N 60 W, 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 1960's 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 commun., 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).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Grab samples, trenching and channel sampling.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG177

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Pilkington, H.D., Forbes, R. B., Hawkins, D.B., Chapman, R.M., and Swainbank, R.C., 1969, Preliminary investigation of gold mineralization in the Pedro Dome - Cleary Summit area, Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 69-206, 47 p.

  • Deposit

    Pilkington, H.D., 1970, Keystone Mines Inc. exploration program summary: International Minerals & Chemicals Corporation, 61 p. , 1 plate.

  • Deposit

    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.)

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Pilkington, 1970

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-99 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation