This property is likely a major gold deposit and has considerable potential for a multi-million ounce discovery.
(1) Several hundred rock samples containing visible gold in quartz, quartz breccia and iron formation have been reported from various properties and mine dumps in the Lost Basin District of Northwestern Arizona.
(2) The district is a popular target for prospectors who search the fanglomerates for a constant supply of nuggets.
(3) The primary gold source lies in the underlying Proterozoic schist.
(4) Past workers described an 11 km (7 mi) trend with gold in fault breccia, veins and breccia pipes within the Proterozoic basement.
Gold is described as visible gold and associated with pyrite and chalcopyrite at several locations. Gold occurs along a 11 km (7 mi) trend in fault breccia, placers, veins, pipes, fanglomerates and alluvium (T28, 29, & 30 N, R17 & 18W). The deposit lies within the Lost Basin Range of northwestern Arizona.
Past work in the district suggests zonation of mineralization with a central cupriferous belt (with gold) surrounded by a silver-lead-zinc halo enclosed by gold-dominant zones.
Targets (T29-30N, R17W)
Lost Basin includes highly anomalous gold-bearing iron formation, quartz veins & quartz breccia veins with a possible hidden porphyry copper target.
Location map of the Lost Basin gold prospect in the Lost Basin Mountains, northwestern Arizona. Data suggests presences of a copper porphyry target surrounded by gold-bearing veins and breccia veins to the north at the Climax prospect and gold-bearing iron formation to the south near the Bluebird mine.
(T29-30N, R17W): Cu-Blowout. Several prospects near Cu-blowout and Road Runner are anomalous. At the Cu-blowout, samples recorded by the US Geological Survey were opalized with chalcopyrite-bearing schist and visible gold in quartz veins. A magnetic low surrounding the anomaly is suggested to reflect a buried porphyry at depth. In addition, visible gold was identified in hundreds of hand specimens at the Golden Gate, Harmon, Gold Hill, Road Runner and Climax prospects.
Bluebird Prospect (T29N, R17W).Anomalous pyritiferous iron formation with visible gold occurs along a E-W trend near the Bluebird mine in sections 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21. Visible gold is reported in the iron formation and associated host rock and continues to the east for more than a kilometer.
Theses and several other anomalies have been identified. For more information, contact the Gold Hunter.