Tributary of Maisy May Creek, south Dawson District, Yukon
The Patton Creek property is comprised of 33 placer claims located 140 km from Dawson City via a summer road, most of which is passable by 2 wheel drive vehicle although 4 wheel drive is recommended. This property is fully-permitted with a Water License good to 2024. The proposed upgraded road from Dawson City to the Kaminak Coffee Creek Mine will go right past the mouth of this creek.
The central part of Maisy May Creek, which is adjacent to Patton Creek, is a historic past producer with over 25,000 ounces of placer gold recorded. Most of the mining was done by Queenstake Resources Ltd. who also tested on Patton Creek.
Queenstake Resources Ltd. mined a cut on Maisy May Creek just downstream of the mouth of Patton Creek in 1987. This area was the highest grade gravel they encountered, with a total of 3892 fine ounces recovered over a 300 foot mining width. The average grade was 0.016 fine oz/cubic yard (0.650 grams/cubic metre); and later testing on Patton Creek by Queenstake was reported to have encountered identical grades in a series of test pits.
A 2015 test program on Patton Creek encountered from 6 to 9 feet of gravel and 10 to 12 feet of muck. The pay was a thawed, easily-mined sandy cobble-pebble gravel. Unworn, hackly gold grains were encountered from top to bottom in the gravel section.
Testing to date has not been of sufficient volume and depth to define this deposit, but the geology and associated placer gold mining in the area show the significant mining potential of this creek.
We are looking for an option or lease agreement, or outright sale at a price of $165,000.
For more information and a detailed report:
Contact: William LeBarge, P. Geo.