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About:
Gold Basin
--Mohave County Arizona--


We're just getting started here at GoldBasinAZ.com so bear with us if you hit empty links or don't see pictures! Most of the pages should be done by December 31st 2010.

Gold Basin
Gold Basin looking North
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Gold Basin
Gold Basin looking West
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Gold Basin
Gold Basin looking South
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Gold Basin
Gold Basin looking East
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Gold Basin is a beautiful desert valley flanked by the White Hills to the West, the Colorado River and mountains as far away as Utah to the North, the Lost Basin Range to the East and the Cerbat Mountains to the Southwest. Directly South is the dry lake known as Red Lake which drains via the Hualapai Wash through the Gold Basin valley after heavy rains. From the Gold Basin valley you can also see Garnet Mountain & Iron Mountain to the Southeast, a bit of the Grand Wash Cliffs, the Southern end of the Music Mountains and on clear days you can see Hualapai Mountain which is West of Kingman, Arizona.

Garnet Mountain
Garnet Mountain
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Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain
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Hualapai Mountain
Hualapai Mountain
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"Gold Basin's post office was established September 20, 1890 and discontinued June 15, 1907. A five stamp mill was about all Gold Basin amounted to. There were many mines in the area but none that were really big producers. Gold Basin was located 30 miles from the nearest water and shipping lines, so fuel for the mill and water were scarce. Eventually, the mines could not support Gold Basin any longer and the town disappeared."
(source: www.ghosttowns.com)

Gold Basin Ruins
Gold Basin Ruins
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Gold Basin Cemetary
Gold Basin Cemetary
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Gold Basin Cemetary
Gold Basin Cemetary
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"The Patterson mill in Gold Basin was destroyed by fire on the afternoon of April 30th, and the origin of the fire is unknown. The mill was on the trail between the boarding house and the Cyclopic mine, and the probability is that someone in passing threw a cigarette into the inflammable material surrounding the building, which soon fanned into a blaze. The machinery and materials in the building is a total loss. The rock breaker fell from a height of twenty feet and was broken into two pieces. There was no insurance on the property and the loss is considerable."
(source: Mohave County Miner newspaper article)

Gold Basin Mining District: (Salt Springs)

In the eastern part of the White Hills west of Hualapai Wash, 40 miles north of Hackberry and 60 miles north of Kingman. Gold-bearing veins were discovered in the early 1870's, but their development was inhibited by the remoteness of the area and scarcity of fuel and water. Before 1900, however, the district yielded gold ore worth between $50,000 and $100,000, most of which came from the Eldorado mine. Production continued to 1920 on a small scale and a period of inactivity from 1920 to 1932 followed. A few mines were reopened from 1932 to 1942, but the district was dormant from 1943 to 1959. Total minimum gold production of the district was about 15,000 ounces, most of which was from lode mines.

Gold Basin Placers:

The placer deposits in Gold Basin were discovered in May of 1932 by W.E. Dunlop. In August of that same year, 100 men were working the basin area using dry washers, leaving behind throwout piles.
By June of 1933, the number of men working the Gold Basin Placers was reduced to 43. In that same month, a large-scale drytreatment plant was set up by S. Searles consisting of a grizzly, a trommel, screens and a battery of 12 large dry-washers with a capacity of 20 yards per hour.
According to the Arizona Bureau of Mines' publication, Gold Placers and Placering Arizona, Bulletin 168: "Gold Basin is floored largely by a detrital fan that slopes eastward from the White Hills to Hualapai Wash. This fan [White Elephant Wash] is approximately six miles long from west to east by five miles in maximum width."

Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
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Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
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Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
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Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
Historic Gold Basin Placers Area
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