2003 Fieldwork
BLM ECO geologist John Wandke sampling mineralization on Ozzna Creek.
BLM ECO geologist John Wandke sampling mineralization on Ozzna Creek.

Fieldwork during 2003 consisted of a seven-week field season, focusing on property examinations and sample collection in the northeastern one-third of the district. Bases of operation were McGrath and Farewell Lake. The BLM geologists located, mapped and/or sampled 100 sites, collecting 351 rock, stream sediment, pan concentrate, soil and placer samples. The area investigated spans from the Ganes Creek-Beaver Mountains and Nixon Fork areas, southeast to the headwaters of Windy Fork and Post Rivers area.

Elevated metal values in samples were documented at sixteen sites. These include the Badnews, Bowser, Chip Loy, Crash North, Dall, Fourth of July Creek, Independence Mine area, Kaatz Prospect, Little Creek, Mackie Creek, Moore Creek, Nixon Fork (Mespelt Mill) tailings, Roberts PGM, Telephone Hill (Tele) Prospect, Terra-Fish Creek area and Win properties.

Fieldwork report: BLM OFR 94