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geowizard
03-29-2013, 03:36 PM
Boob Creek is located about 20 miles NW of Ophir. It is one of only a few Platinum deposits in Alaska.

www.alaska-gold.com/boob/boob_2.jpg

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www.alaska-gold.com/boob/boob_6.jpg

www.alaska-gold.com/boob/boob_10.jpg

www.alaska-gold.com/boob/boob_creek.jpg

- Geowizard

Jeff
03-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Nice pics to drool over. You have access to it?

geowizard
03-31-2013, 08:42 AM
Jeff,

Thanks! Yes, this is a remote mine 20 miles NW of Ophir. It has a long air strip, cabin, Gold and Platinum!

I am brokering this for a friend. If anyone is interested in a very reasonable lease with option to buy, contact me! :)

- Geowizard

Jeff
03-31-2013, 08:58 AM
What a nice place to spend the summer and get away from it all and get some metal. My pan was jealous. I need to get several ounces under my belt, first. I'm selling my gold and silver I have been sitting on for many years just to finance my return so I can get pans that look like that.

geowizard
03-31-2013, 09:49 AM
Jeff,

Sounds like a plan!

Platinum represents about 10 percent of the precious metals recovered at Boob Creek. This area, like many others in Alaska is off the road system. Like fishing, the best fishing is a fly-in adventure, in Alaska! :)

- Geowizard

Jeff
03-31-2013, 11:00 AM
For sure, I'm just wondering how much gasoline is deliverable at one time for dredging. And how big of a plane can land. Like a cargo plane that can carry multiple 20 gal. barrels? I've heard of small trommels being designed so they can be dismantled to fit in a specific aircraft. That and a small backhoe and you would be in business for sure. Remote is where its at. I'm still hoping to get on a crew again there somewhere this year.

Bill Bohan
03-31-2013, 05:17 PM
10 percent is why it is called Boob creek ..............most likely electrum

geowizard
03-31-2013, 07:04 PM
The metals are not mixed. Gold has a mafic source and platinum has an ultramafic source. The source of the platinum was once suggested to be Mt. Hurst which has an ultramafic chromite deposit. The gold comes from a different source, a mafic source that has not been found.

- Geowizard

geowizard
03-31-2013, 07:08 PM
Jeff,

Boob creek can land Cessna Caravans. They usually deliver a "six pack" of 50 gallon drums. Era delivers fuel out of Galena. Other fuel resources are based out of Fairbanks, McGrath and even Wasilla.

- Geowizard

geowizard
04-01-2013, 06:12 AM
Correction:

The platinum runs about one percent of the precious metals recovered at Boob Creek. When platinum had little value, it wasn't a major consideration. Today, it runs about the same as gold. :)

Boob Creek is considered an excellent opportunity for suction dredging at present. Material has been stripped down to bedrock using mechanical methods i.e. backhoe/loader and the bedrock could be suction dredged.

A care-taker also lives at the mine which provides security for equipment if that is a concern.

- Geowizard

Steve Herschbach
04-01-2013, 09:12 AM
Isn't it the other way around now? Back when platinum was worth more than gold Boob Creek got a lot of interest because of it. Now gold is worth about as much or more. No value added and difficult to separate from the gold for only 1%.

geowizard
04-01-2013, 12:14 PM
I think so, Steve,

If you look though, Platinum has surged to over $2000 today!

- Geowizard

DavidRamey
04-01-2013, 12:19 PM
Kitco is showing gold at $1599.10 up $1.50 and
Platinum is $1591.00 up $24.00

Kitco updated 12:51 April 1, 2013
Gold $1599.20 up $1.60
Platinum $1591 up $24.00

geowizard
04-01-2013, 12:27 PM
Sometimes your computer will load an old chart - check the date and refresh.

- Geowizard

Steve Herschbach
04-01-2013, 12:38 PM
I am seeing $1592

DanAk
04-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Even with the 2 metals having near the same spot price the pt is much more expensive to refine than gold, yes the separation process is difficult also. I have yet to find an assayer that will pay for gold and platinum delivered in the same batch.

Jeff
04-01-2013, 12:52 PM
Platinum just shot up to $2246 based on the $2 Trillion order placed by China for Dodge imports. Invest in Dodge and the companies that make the catalytic converters. Your chance to get rich is equal to that of Obama fixing our economy.

IdahoHick
04-01-2013, 01:02 PM
I want one of those see into the future internet connections you have or maybe its your computer if from the future, I go back a year and platinum is 1734.00.

geowizard
04-01-2013, 03:16 PM
Did you check the date on the chart? :)

- Geowizard

DavidRamey
04-01-2013, 03:45 PM
I can't speak for the others, but I put the time and date in my post. According to Kitco at 15:43 TODAY gold has gone up to 1600.20 and platinum is the same 1591.00.

Steve Herschbach
04-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Well played Geo!

Brian Berkhahn
04-01-2013, 08:35 PM
I want one of those see into the future internet connections you have or maybe its your computer if from the future, I go back a year and platinum is 1734.00.

LOL.. yeah I want one too.. I don't see it either http://www.kitco.com/images/live/plati.gif

To bad its APRIL FOOLS!!! LOL

geowizard
04-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Now, I have to watch by back! :)

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chickenminer
04-02-2013, 10:39 AM
Getting back to Boob creek ....
Interesting property Chuck. How many claims are you talking about? I know it is fairly deep ground but do you know the average depth?
Sure has some great history.

geowizard
04-02-2013, 11:33 AM
Dick,

The gravels run from 10 ft to 60 feet. Several options have been used in past mining, including drift mining. There are 23 claims (3680 acres). It's under a current APMA.

The claims were generally recommended by State and USGS geologists that participated in the study of the quadrangle in the early 2000's.

Boob Creek has a nice gravel runway. It is also near Tolstoi. Tolstoi is an old Russian Settlement. Locals are known to use detectors to find gold coins.

- Geowizard

Bill Bohan
04-04-2013, 07:53 PM
So anyway electrum is a mix of silver and gold or white gold. > 60/40 silver/ gold . Even 1% Pt. is statistically a stretch

Steve Herschbach
04-04-2013, 11:03 PM
Actually Boob Creek does have a proven platinum resource. Doug Clark took a go at it for several years and I saw some of it.

http://mrdata.usgs.gov/ardf/show-ardf.php?ardf_num=OP013

And see page 16 of the following:

http://www.alaskaminers.org/abstracts2002.pdf

dmort
04-05-2013, 04:55 AM
How do you get to Boob Creek ?

Steve Herschbach
04-05-2013, 06:36 AM
Fly to McGrath than charter out.

geowizard
04-05-2013, 07:12 AM
With reference to Boob Creek: (update on equipment)

Boob Creek had mining equipment on site. The D10 was moved to Ganes this past summer. The washplant and 46 Dozer are being moved to Madison Creek this week. The remaining equipment unfortunately needs extensive repair.

- Geowizard

driftminer
04-05-2013, 07:56 AM
The Platinum at Boob is only of interest because the 35oz recovered in 1916 indicate 3500oz/au mined out in only year is was mined
as WW1 shut it down. The platinum is 74% with 2.5% Rhodium and is rice grain size.
Recent GPR survey indicates deep incised paleoplacer channels that need to be drilled. Future of property will depend on this exploration. Doug

geowizard
04-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Equipment can be barged up the Kuskokwim River in the summer and then walked 20 miles overland in the winter from Ophir to Boob Creek. Production is similar to Esperanto Creek (4000 ounces) 8 miles to the north east.

- Geowizard

micropedes1
04-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Geo, how far upstream can they safely barge bigger equipment in the summer?

geowizard
04-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Barges go all the way to McGrath. Equipment usually unloads at Sterling Landing which is 8 miles down river from McGrath. Sterling Landing is connected by a state maintained road to Yankee Creek, Ganes Creek, Little Creek and Ophir.

I air freighted Bobcats on Northern Air Cargo (Boeing 737) from Anchorage to McGrath and barged down river from McGrath last spring using a local barge company. Then I roaded them to Ophir on the road.

Ocean-going barges operate up the Pacific coast to Seattle and then up to Seward, Anchorage and Bethel. A few go further north connecting to Nome. River barges take equipment, etc up river from Bethel stopping at various villages on the way.

- Geowizard