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Bill Bohan
09-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Eddy burrows posing with the "Keymaster specimen nugget" which he found while prospecting on the Sugar Daddy gold claims. This was a surface find in one of the draw/pups of ottertail creek.


Close up of specimen:


The following are views beneath the UAF microscope 40- 60 x ???
Microscope pics courtesy of Dr. Mike Whalen of The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geology Dept.

Keymaster 1-5 Yes , The sheen is gold.






Will fix picture sizing at later date.

09-27-2012, 01:44 PM
nice pics bill but its Edy Burrow, one d no s....

09-27-2012, 02:20 PM

Which pup was it? :)

Bill Bohan
09-27-2012, 10:43 PM
Sorry Edy Burrow. My spell check has time lapsed also. I have not had much luck with grammer since I began using a laptop and also the delerium of a Summer of Deet.

It was the first Pup Wiz on Lower Ottertail's west limit. Again hybanker , thank you all for your help this summer . I put you all through the ringer being that this is a remote area. But you all definitely earned the rite of passage......just no more rum and coke lol. It brings out the ninja in me.

09-28-2012, 04:43 AM

Glad to see things worked out well. Looks like a nice find for sure! Thanks for the good times this summer!

09-28-2012, 01:14 PM
no problem ninjabill but are you sure it was the first pup??? as I still have not told anyone where I picked it up at....but you will be the first one I tell.....giggle giggle

Bill Bohan
10-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Thanks Bobby,

I do appreciate your help on the test pits even though the return on the gold was marginal.
I will have Kinrosses data in a couple weeks.

10-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Cool. No worries on the gold. I learned a lot and had a great time. I hope all is well! Keep me posted and I hope to get back to Alaska next summer. I hope I was able to help at least a little bit, between beer drinking times. :)

Thanks again Bill and you deserve to hit it big!

10-08-2012, 10:44 AM
Give us an update with Kinross. Good luck.. Rum & coke, ours is crown & coke.

10-21-2012, 01:32 PM
hey bill have you heard anything from kinross yet just wondering?????

10-22-2012, 08:01 AM

You definately have the tiger by the tail! Good job! :)

- Geowizard

10-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks wiz

Bill Bohan
10-25-2012, 09:07 PM
Still waiting on Kinross data.
Edy shaftsinker owns the claims to the south of you

10-31-2012, 06:10 PM
cool thanks bill would like to meet him sometime

11-11-2012, 11:52 AM
hey Bill went to the AMA and meet with the boys from kinross they were pleased with what I had to show and wanted more samples and the XRF results on some of the samples and offered to do some assays to give a complete reading but seams they are looking for zinc more than gold as zoom [Szumigala] was more interested in what was between the scarn and the smokey quartz and not so much as the gold in the sample I took in, will call you at a later date...Edy

Bill Bohan
11-11-2012, 05:50 PM
If they are interested in zinc, then they would have been south of the river between Munson creek and Wolf creek, (Chena slate belt). There are old sample data on Demar creek which had zinc numbers (Florence Weber usgs).

The green in your sample maybe chlorite gange mineral haloing around the qtz.
The green in skarn is pyroxenne.

The Zinc ppm showed up on xrf? Hmm? Let me go look at the periodic atom chart.

Bill Bohan
11-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Possiblywith zinc being a semi conductor and the sample not being planar when tested , That their zinc numbers were actually cadmium. Cadimium is alloyed within the Sugar Daddy gold. It gives our gold a mirror reflection hued in brilliant hue of light spectrum green.

That is why Rainer wanted to cut your sample, to get a buffed flat surface to buff before testing.
The xrf instrument charges atomic radii of the sample and them measures the discharged of energy as the atom regroups. A conductor atom may have problems regrouping, other wise it would not conduct? Just a thought.

Did they standardize the instrument (xrf gun) before testing?

11-11-2012, 08:07 PM
sorry bill no xrf was done at this time