Epithermal vein gold mineralisation at the Vindicator and Return Mines. Sediment-hosted and granite-related skarn gold on other BUS claims.
20 miles N.E. of Gabbs, Basic Resources magnesite mine
7 unpatented lode mining claims owned outright by BUS.
Underlain by thin veneer of Tertiary volcanics overlying Palaeozoic sequence consisting of Permian clastic and carbonate sediments. Vindicator and Return prospects are lenticular zones in Tertiary volcanics with ore grade gold to 0.48 opt. Historic mines contained quartz breccia with gold to + 2 opt.
Exploration by Cominco, Cordex & Anglogold including drilling.