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Re: Yukon History
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2016, 11:09:25 AM »
Last post on Yukon History...........Wow! don't know what happened with the wages chart, sorta jumped around.

Just so all don't think I only live in the olden days, here are a few from " Yukon Gold" & "Gold Rush", Marty Knutson, Tony Beets, Derek & Freddy Dodge, Cam Johnson, Ken Foy and Todd Hoffman, in a 2014 report on "Yukon Placer Mining Industry" by the "Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources" (also from the Klondike Gold Corp. site)

Tatra Ventures Ltd., 2010-2014  (Martin Knutson)
116B/03 2014: 64º 02’ 05ʺN, 139º 14’ 12ʺW
116B/03 2013: 64º 01’ 44ʺN, 139º 10’ 13ʺW

Location. Hunker Creek, lower, and Klondike River.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Tatra Ventures Ltd. was active on Hunker Creek at its confluence with Klondike River from 2010 to 2013 and downstream in the Klondike River valley in 2014, with four miners operating a daily 11 hour shift and two shop personnel. A total of four cuts were mined in 2010 amounting to 210,000 yd³ (160,556 m³). A mined cut from the Klondike River valley measured 183 by 55 m (600 by 180 ft) totaling 32,000 yd³ (24,465 m³) where more dredged material was encountered than anticipated. One large cut, 198 by 61 m (650 by 200 ft), was mined in 2011 with a total of 225,000 yd³ (172,024 m³) material mined. A total of 360,000 yd³ (275, 240 m³) of material was moved in 2012 and two cuts were mined 2013 and measured 122 by 61 m (400 by 200 ft) and 37 by 18 m (120 by 60 ft). In 2014, mining continued near the mouth of Hunker Creek until moving downstream on Klondike River to mine an area untouched by dredging. The initial cut on Klondike River was through virgin gravel and measured 66 m (216 ft) by 70 m (230 ft) to be expanded later in the season.

Equipment and Water Treatment. Equipment in 2010 included a John Deere 450DLC excavator, Caterpillar 235C excavator, Caterpillar D9H and D7E bulldozers for stripping and moving pay, three 35-ton DJB and one 25 ton DJB articulating rock trucks for stripping and hauling pay, and a John Deere 230CLC excavator to feed the plant. Added in 2011 were two Caterpillar D400D articulating dump trucks and a Caterpillar D9G bulldozer and John Deere 270CLC excavator were added in 2012. Equipment acquired in 2013 included another Caterpillar D400D articulating dump truck and Volvo L220E loader. The wash plant consisted of a 5 by 12 ft hall screen deck with 1/2ʺ punch plate. Sluice runs were 12 ft wide with expanded metal, boil boxes, hydraulic riffles, and a 40 ft conveyor-stacker used to distribute tailings. Water was supplied at 1500 igpm by a 6 by 5ʺ Caprari pump powered by a Deutz engine, allowing the plant to process 100 loose cubic yards (76 m³) of gravel per hour. Groundwater was recirculated using two 6ʺ Flygt pumps. Due to the nature of the Klondike gravel, sluicing back into mined out cuts allowed for complete recycling of effluent with no surface discharge. In 2014, on Klondike River, two 10ʺ Flygt pumps were used for dewatering into a dredge pond. A two cell jig with a long box was initially used during clean-ups, and completed on a gold wheel.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. In 2010, the section averaged a depth of 11.6 to 12.2 m (38 to 40 ft) which consisted of 3.6 to 4.9 m (12 to 16 ft) of thawed, interbedded mud and sand overlying 7.6 m (25 ft) of Klondike River gravel. On average, 2.4 to 3.0 m (8 to 10 ft) of gravel and up to 0.6 m (2 ft) of bedrock was sluiced. In 2011, the stratigraphic section near the mouth of Hunker Creek consisted of 1 m (3 ft) of silt and 3 m (10 ft) of cross-bedded pebble gravel overlying 6 m (20 ft) of planar stratified, imbricated, coarse, cobble gravel. The upper pebble gravel is likely modern Hunker Creek gravel whereas the lower gravel is derived from the Klondike River valley. The bottom 2 m (6 ft) of gravel and 0.5 m (1.5 ft) of graphitic schist bedrock were sluiced. The stratigraphic section exposed by the 2014 Klondike River cut consists of 7 m (23.5 ft) of coarse Klondike River gravel over a graphitic schist bedrock. The gravel has a fining upward structure with a boulder-dominated gravel at the base and pebble-cobble gravel near the floodplain surface. Most of the clasts throughout the section are subrounded to rounded and are smooth with the exception of some ripped up angular bedrock pieces near the bedrock interface. The percentage of silty sand (matrix) in the deposit generally decreases with depth and in the coarser gravel near the base of the section accounts for <20% of the deposit. The gravel in the lower part of the section contains imbricated boulders suggesting a general down-valley flow direction. The majority of the gold rests on the bedrock surface or within bedrock fractures. The bottom 0.5 to 1 m (1.5 to 3 ft) of gravel and 2 m (6 ft) of bedrock was sluiced. Additionally, striations were noted on a large boulder near the base of the cut. Striations are scratches that develop through glacial transport, but quickly erode off the clast surface when transported in a stream. The presence of a striated boulder at this location suggests a glacial outwash origin for the lower gravel, rather than a gravel deposited during an interglacial period. The early Pleistocene ice front must have been relatively close to this location in order for the striations to be preserved on the boulder surface. The closest evidence of pre-Reid glacial deposits in the vicinity is near Rock Creek in the Tintina Trench.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock is decomposed graphitic schist with vuggy quartz veins.

Gold Characteristics. Gold from Klondike River deposits near the mouth of Hunker Creek is fine grained with very few nuggets and has an average fineness of 775. Gold from the 2014 Klondike River cut is coarse, has few fines and many grains have an angular character. Gold grains from 2 to 4 mm in size are common.


Tatra Ventures Ltd., 2014 (Martin Knutson)
16B/03  - 2014: 64º 00’ 40”N, 139º 05’ 42”W

Location. Mouth of Last Chance Creek.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Mr. Knutson initiated work on this property in August of 2014. Work included testing dredge tailings and testing for shallow ground on the left limit of Hunker Creek.

Equipment and Water Treatment. Equipment on site included a Caterpillar 235C excavator for digging and loading pay, Caterpillar D400D haul truck, Caterpillar D9H bulldozer, Deere 270LC for feeding the plant, and a loader for moving tailings. The wash plant is a 5 by 20 ft trommel that screens to 3/4ʺ and feeds four sluice runs. A conveyor stacked the oversize fraction off the trommel.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. The near surface material in a dredge tailing pile is representative of the deepest unit extracted by the dredge. At this location on Hunker Creek the surface tailing material contained considerable decomposed bedrock fragments mixed together with fluvial clasts. The YCGC dredge trommel did a poor job of completely washing the clay-rich bedrock/gravel interface material, which presents a good technogenic target for modern miners.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock is quartzite, graphite- quartzite, and quartz-muscovite-calcite-schist.

Gold characteristics. Not reported.


Tatra Ventures Ltd., 2010-2013 (Martin Knutson)
115O/10  - 2014: 63º 39’ 40”N, 138º 40’ 16”W

Location.  Sulphur Creek, at its confluence with Dominion Creek.   

Work history and Mining Cuts.  In late October 2010, three miners conducted a stripping program on Sulphur Creek, at its confluence with Dominion Creek. They ripped 1.8 m (6 ft) of frozen ground and stripped an area approximately 122 by 76 m (400 by 250 ft). Mining in 2011 occurred on the ground that was stripped from the previous year and a 7525m² (9000 yd²) was area sluiced. Various cuts were mined at the mouth of Sulphur Creek in 2012 and 10,033 m² (12,000 yd²) of area was sluiced. In 2013, five miners operated two shifts, twenty-four hours a day and continued activity in the same location as 2012. They mined material as it thawed and sluiced an area totaling 15,050 m² (18,000 yd²).

Equipment and Water Treatment. Equipment in 2013 included a Caterpillar D10N bulldozer, Caterpillar 235C excavator, John Deere 270C LC excavator, Volvo L220E loader, DJB D25B articulated rock truck, DJB D330B articulated rock truck, and a DJB D350 articulated rock truck. In 2011, the wash plant consisted of a 5 by 12 ft hall screen deck with 1/2" punch plate, 12 ft wide runs with expanded metal, boil boxes and hydraulic riffles, and a 2 by 40 ft stacker. In 2012, the wash plant was a 6 by 38 ft trommel with 1/2" punch plate, 16 ft wide runs with boil boxes and expanded metal which processed 120 loose cubic yards (92 m3) per hour. The feed rate to the trommel was increased in 2013 with the addition of a 42 ft feeder with 36 ft delivery and a 16 yard hopper with grizzly, increasing the processing rate to 150 loose cubic yards (115 m³) of gravel per hour. Effluent was treated out-of-stream and 30% was recycled using a 61 by 122 m (200 by 400 ft) pond. For clean ups, concentrates were screened to minus 3/8", then through live bottom sluices and a long-tom.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. The 2011 and 2012 mining cuts were 11.6 to 12.2 m (38 to 40 ft) in height with 3.3 to 4.9 m (11 to 16 ft) of frozen muck overlying 1.2 to 2.4 m (4 to8 ft) fine gravel and 4.9 to 7.6 m (16 to 25 ft) White Channel gravel. In 2011, 1.5 to 1.8 m (5 to 6 ft) of White Channel gravel and 0.3 to 0.5 m (1 to 1.5 ft) of bedrock were sluiced. In 2013, the exposure consisted of massive, imbricated clast-supported gravel with subrounded to rounded cobble and boulder sized clasts (predominantly quartz) from 0 to 3.8 m (0 to 12.5 ft), overlain by crudely stratified moderately oxidized pebble-cobble gravel from 3.8 to 7.0 m (12.5 to 23.0 ft), and overlain muck from 7.0 to 8.5 m (23.0 to 27.9 ft).

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock is decomposed green chlorite-schist.

Gold Characteristics. Gold is fine-grained, with a fineness of 840.


Tamarack Inc., 1983-1986, 1989-1999, 2005-2012  (Tony Beets)
115O/14  - 2012: 63º 59’ 41”N, 139º 04’ 02”W

Location. Paradise Hill and Hunker Creek, between Last Chance Creek and Hester Creek.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Several cuts were stripped and mined on Paradise Hill from 2010 to 2012. Mining in 2010 continued upstream from 80 Pup on Paradise Hill. Activity in 2011 and 2012 included stripping and monitoring, but specific work history is unknown. Activity is unknown in 2013 and 2014.

Equipment and Water Treatment. The wash plant consisted of an 8 ft diameter land trommel, with six 2 by 15 ft oscillating sluice runs, able to process 200 loose cubic yards (150 m³) of gravel per hour. The water was collected from an in-stream reservoir on Hunker Creek and effluent was released into a series of settling ponds in the Hunker Creek valley.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. Paradise Hill’s stratigraphic section varied from 25 to 35 m (82 to 115 ft) of White Channel gravel on bedrock.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock varies from graphitic to chloritic-schist.

Gold Characteristics. Not reported.


Tamarack Inc., 2009-2014  (Tony Beets)
115O/10  - 2014: 63º 38’ 00”N, 138º 50’ 24”W

Location. Indian River, right limit, 1.5 km downstream from the mouth of Eureka Creek.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Mr. Beets operated opposite the mouth of Eureka Creek on the right limit of Indian River. Dredge construction occurred in 2014, with intent to operate during the 2015 season.

Equipment and Water Treatment. Not reported.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. Not reported.

Bedrock Geology Bedrock is quartzite, schist, gneiss, and amphibolite.

Gold Characteristics. Not reported.


Tamarack Inc., 2013-2014  (Tony Beets)
115O/10  - 2014: 63º 37’ 29”N, 138º 42’ 01”W

Location. Dominion Creek, between Scribner Creek on the right limit and Australia Creek on the left limit.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Mr. Schnabel, under agreement from Tamarack Inc. first operated on Dominion Creek in 2013. Three large right limit cuts were mined, in addition to a large cut on the left limit, immediately downstream from the mouth of Australia Creek. In 2014, three cuts were mined; a right limit cut, (500 by 1400 ft) approximately 1.5 km downstream from the mouth of Scribner Creek on the Indian River; a cut on right limit of Dominion Creek 0.4 km upstream from the mouth of Scribner Creek; and a left limit cut located in the middle of the Dominion Creek valley at the mouth of Australia Creek.

Equipment and Water Treatment. Equipment present on site in 2014 included two Volvo A35D articulated rock trucks, two Volvo 460 excavators, one Volvo 700 excavator, four Volvo 220F wheel loaders, and two Caterpillar D10 bulldozer. The wash plant consisted of a 6 by 10 ft hydraulic hopper with grizzly feeding a vibrating screen deck, with 2" upper and 1/2" lower screen. One conveyor was used to feed the screen deck and another was used to displace tailings. A total of four upper sluice runs, 8 ft wide by 30 ft long flared out and split into five runs, 16 ft wide by 6 ft long, with a combination of hydraulic riffles, Hungarian riffles and expanded metal. Processing rate of the plant varied from 70 to 125 loose cubic yards (53 to 95 m³) per hour, depending upon material. Water was acquired from previous cuts and effluent was settled in a series of four ponds. A jig and table were used for clean-ups.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. The stratigraphy of the 2013 right limit cut downstream from the mouth of Scribner Creek consists of two units. Unit 1, from 0 to 2.4 m (8 ft), is a massive to crudely bedded gravel containing moderate oxidation and sand lenses in the lower half of the unit. Unit 1 is on bedrock, however, the best pay and the layer that was sluiced is located between 0.6 to 1.2 m (2 to 4 ft) above the oxidized gravel. Unit 2, from 2.4 to 3.6 m (8 to 12 ft), is loess overburden. In 2014 the main cut was located above the mouth of Scribner Creek on the right limit of Dominion Creek. The stratigraphy consists of three units. Unit 1 from 0 to 1.8 m (6 ft) is a compact grey pebble-cobble gravel with organic-rich mud. The fine component in the gravel is silty, which makes the gravel relatively compact. The lower 0.6 m (2 ft) of unit 1 and 1 m (3 ft) of bedrock is sluiced. Unit 2 from 1.8 to 3.6 m (6 to 12 ft) is an oxidized sandy gravel that has a general fining upward structure from a pebble-cobble gravel to a dominantly sandy unit at the upper contact. The gravel is less compact than the underlying silt gravel and it contains large wood fragments. Unit 3 from 3.6 to 6.1 m (12 to 20 ft) overlies the gravel units and consists of a deposit of fluvial mud.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock is chlorite-schist that varies from decomposed to competent.

Gold Characteristics. Gold is mostly 30 to 35 mesh with 1 to 2% nuggets. Gold recovered from Dominion Creek valley is coarser than the limits.


Dodge, D., I. and F. 2013-2014  (Derek, Irene & Freddy Dodge)
115I/06  - 2014: 62º 18’ 27”N, 137º 11’ 09”W

Location. Guder Creek, tributary to Seymour Creek, 0.9 km downstream from Bow Creek.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Work was completed by 4 miners during a daily 10-12 hour shift. An estimated total of 20,000 yd³ (15 400 m³) of pay was processed in the 2014 season. The upper cut in 2014 measured 83 m (272 ft) by an average width of 23 m (77 ft). The sluiced section was 2.4 m (8 ft) thick and amounted to 7700 loose cubic yards processed.

Equipment and Water Treatment. Equipment used in the 2014 season included a Komatsu PC400 excavator with a 3 yd³ bucket for digging pay and stripping, a Caterpillar D8L to push pay, a Komatsu 328 excavator for feeding the derocker, and a Volvo L180E loader used to haul tailings. The wash plant consisted of a Derocker with 2" openings that fed a 3 by 13 ft sluice run with angle iron riffles aimed at targeting coarse gold. This initial sluice run fed a 3/16" overhead concentric screen deck that split the flow into two 3 by 25 ft sluice runs containing three configurations of expanded metal and two types of carpet. The oversized material off the screen deck was stacked with 40 ft J&M conveyor. The plant capacity is 70 loose cubic yards (54 m³) per hour and has water requirements of 600-700 igpm. Water is recirculated and settled through two in-stream settling ponds. Clean ups were completed using an Enhancer 755X, two cell jig and long tom, and an Xtruder 255 table constructed by MSI Mining Equipment.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. Guder Creek is a narrow valley that was last glaciated prior to the Reid glaciation (>250 000 years ago). Subtle erosional nicks and lineations on the valley sides are visible on air photographs and indicate that ice moved up Guder Creek from Seymour Creek valley. Evidence of this glaciation is present in the valley bottom stratigraphy where glacial erratics are present. The limit of glaciation likely reached the back of the valley, however glaciers did not over top the local summits that bound the valley. In 2014, mining initially focused on the left limit where the overburden is thinnest and progressed upstream where a wider cut was feasible. Much of the right limit pay gravel is overlain by stripped material and weathered bedrock colluvium. The stratigraphic section on the right limit consists of 2.2 m (7.5 ft) of poorly sorted cobble-boulder gulch gravel with angular to subrounded boulders on bedrock. This unit is composed of approximately 70% clasts and 30% silty coarse sand matrix and is the pay gravel. Overlying the pay is 30 cm (1 ft) of buried soil consisting of silty fine sand, angular clasts, and minor organics. This soil unit is continuous along the right limit section. Deposited on the soil is 2 m (7 ft) of weathered bedrock colluvium (slide rock) that varies from being clast supported and slightly washed to matrix supported and dense. This unit represents the toe of a sediment apron and thickens towards the right limit valley margin.

Bedrock Geology. The following bedrock geology description is derived from Northern Freegold Resources (2014). Guder Creek valley is located within a prominent structural feature that is interpreted as a splay of the Big Creek fault zone. High-grade gold mineralization associated with the Irene showing, was visible at the base of the 2014 placer cuts. The general rock units consist of light grey to white metasedimentary rock, a buff white quartz-feldspar porphyry, and a medium-grained biotite granodiorite. Mineralization occurs at the fault contact between metasedimentary rock and granodiorite, and in brittle shear zones that parallel Guder Creek.

Gold Characteristics. A mixture of nuggets and fine gold are present in Guder Creek. Nugget shape is generally subangular to angular with abundant wire gold present in the smaller nugget fraction. Native gold nuggets may have a component of magnetite or quartz. Coarse magnetite is common.


No Name Resources Inc., 2010-2014 (Cam Johnson)
115O/12  - 2014: 63º 31’ 37”N, 139º 57’ 32”W
115O/12  - 2014: 63º 31’ 52”N, 139º 55’ 45”W

No Name Resources Inc. (No Name) has been gold placer mining on 10 Mile Creek since 2004, owned by Brent and Rosemary Pasareno.  From mid-summer 2006 to the fall of 2010, No Name was a dormant company due to the previous Director’s life threatening health (Brent Pasareno passed away on February 13, 2012). The No Name shares were then purchased by Marcel, Kevin and Cam and divided from 1 Share into 99 Shares on August 14th, 2010.  Under the new ownership, No Name has been operating every year since at 10 Mile.

Location.  Ten Mile Creek, 3.4 km upstream from its confluence with Sixty Mile River and Donovan Pup.

Work History and Mining Cuts. In 2010, starting in August and ending in October, six miners and one camp staff operated two daily ten hour shifts. Throughout 2010, three major cuts were mined, each approximately 60 by 90 m (200 by 300 ft). The work history for 2011 consisted of stripping, settling pond construction, equipment maintenance, and mining. Five miners and one camp worker mined four cuts that included: two 30 by 90 m (100 by 300 ft) cuts on the left limit side pay and two 60 by 90 m (200 by 300 ft) cuts located in the middle of the valley. During 2012, reclamation was on-going and at the end of the season the operator, Mr. Dulac, moved to another location. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Eliason mined a cut in 2013 at the confluence of Ten Mile Creek and Donovan Pup, and continued mining upstream near the mouth of Donovan Pup. In 2014, Mr. Johnson continued mining up 10 Mile Creek and was focused on the left limit near the confluence with Abraham Gulch. Prospecting also continued on Donovan Pup.

Equipment and Water Treatment. Equipment in 2010 and 2011 included a Caterpillar D9H, Fiat-Allis HD31 bulldozer, John Deere 270 loader, Caterpillar 235B excavator, Caterpillar 988A excavator, and a Caterpillar 769B rock truck. The wash plant was a Derocker fed into 8 ft wide runs with boil boxes, hydraulic riffles, and expanded metal. In 2011 the Derocker included a Model 100 Gold Machine insert. In 2010 the wash plant processed 50 loose cubic yards (38 m³) of gravel per hour with water supplied by an 8 by 10" pump powered by a Detroit 453 engine. The processing rate increased in 2011 to 80 to 100 loose cubic yards (62 to 76 m³) of gravel per hour. Water was supplied at 1200 igpm from an intake ditch on Ten Mile Creek using a by a 10 by 12" pump that was powered by a Caterpillar 3408 diesel engine. Water treatment in 2010 consisted of in-stream settling below the canyon in two ponds that measured 30 by 60 m (100 by 200 ft). In 2011 the effluent treatment system was changed to out-of-stream. Clean-ups in 2011 were completed weekly using a small screener, hydraulic riffles, long tom, and jig. Equipment in 2014 included a John Deere 270C excavator, John Deere 330C excavator, and Caterpillar D9H bulldozer. The wash plant consisted of a 5 ft diameter by 16 ft long trommel with 1/2" screen and a conveyor to displace tailings. A nugget trap at top fanned into four sluice runs, each 2 ft wide by 12 ft long, consisting of expanded metal and nomad matting. The land based and modified New Zealand trommel, supplied by a 10" pump, can process 60 to 120 loose cubic yards (46 to 92 m³) per hour.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. The stratigraphic section, as measured in 2010 and 2011, consists of 0.6 to 1.8 m (2 to 6 ft) of pay gravel and 3.0 to 4.6 m (10 to 15 ft) of frozen black muck. Bedrock varies from being solid to decomposed and undulating in nature. Sluiced material included 0.6 to 1.2 m (2 to 4 ft) of gravel and 0.6 m (2 ft) of bedrock. The left limit stratigraphy of 10 Mile Creek near Abraham Gulch consists of 3 to 5 m (10 to 16 ft) of loess and peat overburden overlying 2 to 3 m (6 to 10 ft) of moderately stratified pebble-cobble gravel with minor boulders. Most of the clasts have an angular to subangular shape and the gravel contains silt and woody layers. The gravel resembles a high energy fluvial environment likely deposited during a flood. Fewer granitic clasts are present in the gravel as mining progresses towards Abraham Gulch. Mining at the mouth of Donovan Pup exposes interbedded coarse cobble gravel and silty organic beds containing woody debris. Placer distribution appears controlled by the character of a marble bedrock that is exposed on the valley walls and in the valley bottom. Gold was mined near the mouth where the marble unit is fractured creating a rough surface and is in contact with sandstone and thin dykes. At the upstream end of the cut the marble unit becomes more resistant and rises causing the fluvial gravel to become thin and less auriferous.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock is brown schist on 10 Mile Creek and white marble on Donovan Pup.

Exploration Potential. On 10 Mile Creek, there are at least two levels of benches above the modern floodplain. Depending on the origin of the lode gold source in the valley these benches present good targets for future exploration. In Donovan Pup, exploration is recommended upstream of the marble unit where a different rock type may present both a better gold source and a better bedrock surface texture. Potential gold traps may be present on the marble bedrock surface where it becomes more fractured possibly due to faulting or additional dike intrusions.

Gold Characteristics. Gold recovered is bright with 50% 20 mesh and 10% nuggets, with the largest nugget recovered weighing 3/4 oz. The gold has an angular shape. Fineness varies from 830 to 840.


Foy, K., 2012-2013 (Ken Foy)
116C/02 - 2013: 64º 13’ 07”N, 140º 54’ 45”W

Location. Moose Creek, approximately 15 km downstream of the headwaters and the Top of the World Highway.

Work History and Mining Cuts. Mr. Jones was not active in 2010 and 2011, but in 2012 a lease agreement between Mr. Jones and Mr. Foy was established. The water license was reassigned to Mr. Foy, and in 2013 he operated under PM04- 359-1. Throughout 2012 sluicing occurred with activity on the left limit of Moose Creek. In 2012 and 2013 Mr. Foy and his crew mined in seven or more different locations. Each location measured at least 100 by 400 m (328 by 1312 ft). Mining continued down-stream from the 2012 cut.

Equipment and Water Treatment.  The equipment present in 2013 included three excavators, one bulldozer, and a trommel wash plant.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy. A 1.6 m (5.2 ft) stratigraphic section downstream from the wash plant consisted of 0 to 0.25 m (0 to 0.8 ft) of pebbly gravel with a medium-grained sandy matrix and slightly imbricated, subrounded clasts. Unit 1 is oxidized and fines upwards with a wavy contact between the pebble gravel and the overlying fine-grained sediment. Unit 2 consists of interbedded fine and medium-grained sand, silt, and organic layers with predominately sand lenses up to 10 cm thick that extend from 0.25 to 0.90 m (0.8 to 3.0 ft). Load casts and flame structures are present in the lower sandy lenses above unit 1. Colluvium (unit 3) comprising cobble sized clasts and organics overlies unit 2 from 0.90 to 1.6 m (3.0 to 5.2 ft). An unknown amount of material has been stripped off the colluvium.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock is muscovite and quartz-rich schist and quartzite.

Gold Characteristics.  Not reported.


Klondike Star Mineral corporation Ltd., 2005-2007, 2012-2013

Klondike Gold Corp  2014 (leased to Todd Hoffman)
115O/10  - 2014: 63º 41’ 30”N, 138º 59’ 22”W

Land:  1,341 ha. (3314 ac)

Claims:  239 claims leased

Location: 48 km SSE of Dawson City at Indian River and Montana Creek

Work History and Mining Cuts. No work history or activity is reported from 2010 to 2011, therefore the operation is presumed inactive in those years. In 2012, Klondike Gold Corp. leased ground from Klondike Star Mineral Corporation Ltd. and mined an area that was previously drilled in 2005 to 2007. Sluicing and drilling occurred throughout the 2012 season but specific details are unknown. In 2013, the operation increased to an eleven- personnel crew and conducted extensive stripping and sluicing.

Equipment and Water Treatment. No equipment details were reported. Three bulk test pits from 2007 and 2008 were
incorporated into the pump pond and recirculation system.

Surficial Geology and Stratigraphy.  Not reported.

Bedrock Geology. Bedrock varies between dunite, diabase, quartzite, and quartz-muscovite-schist.

Gold Characteristics. Not reported.

The Indian River property, including McKinnon Creek, is a 7 kilometer long by 2 kilometer wide property that hosts one of the largest unmined White Channel Gravel-hosted placer gold resources in the region. The property is owned 100% by Klondike Gold Corp. through the acquisition of Klondike Star Mineral Corp. (now a subsidiary of Klondike Gold Corp) completed July 2014 and the acquisition of 46799 Yukon Inc. 50% interest completed September 2014. An underlying 5% gross production royalty is payable to 19651 Yukon Inc.

Klondike Gold acquisition of 46799 Yukon 2014-09-16

The TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing a share purchase agreement (SPA) dated Aug. 25, 2014, between Klondike Gold Corp. and 46799 Yukon Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the 46799 by issuing 6,435,000 common shares in the company at a deemed price of 20 cents. 46799 holds 50 per cent of the Indian River property, Yukon Territory. Upon completion of the transaction, the company will hold an undivided 100-per-cent interest in the property subject to an existing 5-per-cent net smelter royalty to 19651 Yukon Inc., Vern Matkovich and Tom Morgan. Insiders:  Fiore Financial Corp. (Frank Giustra), 2,964,500; 451178 B.C. Ltd (Roberto Aquilini), 2,839,500; Gordon Keep, 631,000]

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 3, 2015 / Klondike Gold Corp. ("Klondike Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to report receipt of $526,994 from the sale of placer gold relating to a production royalty from Klondike Gold's “McKinnon Creek” placer property.

The McKinnon Creek placer property is currently leased to Jerusalem Mining LLC ("Jerusalem Mining") in return for a 20% production royalty. The leased McKinnon Creek property is a small parcel within Klondike Gold's 7 kilometers long by 2 kilometer wide "Indian River" property. These properties are owned 100% by Klondike Gold.]

In 2014 Klondike Gold Corp. entered into a lease agreement with Todd Hoffman’s Jerusalem Mining LLC (“Jerusalem Mining”)(operating as “316 Mining”) whereby Klondike Gold assigned to 316 Mining the rights and permits to placer mine on the McKinnon Creek property, Yukon. Under the terms of the lease agreement Klondike Gold will receive a 20% production royalty from 316 Mining (including the 5% payable to 19651 Yukon Inc.) subject to a minimum annual payment of 100 ounces of raw gold or cash equivalent. The lease agreement is renewable annually for three years subject to annual approval by both parties.

Approximately 50% of the property has been tested by 550 auger drill holes between 2005 and 2014 to locate and delineate White Channel Gravel ‘pay streaks’. Gold was recovered from nearly 100% of the holes in the main target area. Drill results indicate gold-bearing gravels extend over a distance of more than three km (1.9 miles) and remain open for expansion to the east and south.

Test mining beginning at the north-eastern claim boundary began in 2012. A total of 120 ounces of gold was reported as recovered that year. Mining continued in 2013 with a total of 210 ounces of gold reported as recovered. This operation was terminated in late 2013 and Klondike Gold repurchased full ownership and control. In 2014, 316 Mining produced 1,350 ounces of gold from the area mined in 2012. In 2015, 316 Mining opened a new cut where mining is still underway as of late September 2015. The fineness of the gold assays at 82%.

The above can be found here, with many more:

A few pics of some of the above:


THAT IS IT……….hope some enjoyed it, as it was interesting digging around and finding this info. All this info was on the internet and I know for a fact that way more is available if you visit libraries and archives, but I'm just too damn lazy to do that.

Some of the articles came from the newspapers from that time and as to the figures quoted and to what the people really brought out in gold most likely varried considerably, whether Clarence Berry, came out with $135,000 or William Stanley's $112,000 I have no proof but know they did come out with huge sums in those days.

I also have a list where most of this info came from and a list of 18, of the "Yukon Placer Mining Industry" reports from 1933 to 2014, the ones that are on the internet for downloading, if anyone wants them, let me know and will sent you a copy and you can spend hours reading them. <-wave->

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« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2016, 03:28:52 AM »
Thanks for the info...too much for my old brain to absorb at once <-hypnotized->

It seems like alot of miners have a share structure ??
I believe much work done on yukon claims is not reported. ..if the claim holder keeps the claim for only 1 year... ( as in my case).
The second year I would try a better location,  shallow ground etc.

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Re: Yukon History
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2019, 02:05:43 AM »
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