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Buckskin Mountains, Arizona
Only a few short miles east of Parker, Arizona and the Colorado River
Contiguous to the
The total purchase
price for this claim is
The buyer will be responsible for the annual maintenance fees due by
September 1st 2013.
There are no other costs to the Buyer.
We will pay ALL transfer fee's.
is in one of the most Beautiful Area's of
The Grand Canyon State!
The Dillenger #3, a
acre placer mining claim is for sale in the magnificent Buckskin
Mountains of western Arizona. This claim is located
approximately two miles west of the Swansea Wilderness in western Lapaz
County and about twenty miles east of Parker, Arizona and is tucked
right up against the south end of the historic Planet Mine. Take a look
at the map at the bottom of the page.
if you're looking
for a place to hang
out, … hide out … from in-laws, outlaws or
just might be the claim for you. This is the perfect place to watch the
sun set or rise, if you're into getting up before breakfast.
are a bunch of old mines to
explore in the area with gold, yes gold, silver and copper, and other
minerals to be found. Mile after mile of hiking, ATV, Jeep and
horseback trails to follow and investigate. This claim is just a
fantastic spot to prospect, metal detect or just kick back and enjoy
the solitude and privacy you will achieve here.
Specifics About This Claim:
The Dillenger #3 is ideally situated within a large cluster of
gold-copper mines. The Planet Mine, a very large underground
gold-copper producer is located less then a mile to the northeast. The
Mineral Hill Mine is located to the northwest. Dozens of deep mine
shafts, tunnels, adits and prospect pits dot the landscape surrounding
this claim indicating the mineral richness of the area.
Placer gold occurs as flakes, grains and fines in the small washes that
drain in a northeasterly direction from the mineralized
above. We did our testing with a drywasher in the main drainage on the
east end of the claim. There are loads of mineral rich black sands and
within minutes we had to clean the riffle box. Unfortunately we did not
have the time to test with a metal detector. We had to carry the
drywasher in on an ATV as our test location was located about 1500 feet
south of the access road.
Beautiful gold-copper-iron specimens can be easily be found in the old
abandoned mine dumps nearby. There is some possible gem quality
azurite, chrysocolla and malachite also. The washes are streaked with
black sands and iron nuggets (hematite) often exceeding several pounds.
We do not recommend taking a large RV or travel trailer into the area
without first scouting the roads. A high centered two wheel drive does
fine, even better a 4x4 or ATV. There is no water on the claim except
from seasonal runoff. Great camping sites are nearby large enough to
accommodate several large RV’s. The access road cuts the
north end of the claim at several points.
The area is filled with fun things to do and explore including the
Swansea Mine to the east, a natural arch to the south and dozens of
natural caves to explore, also to the south.
Swansea Ghost Town Info here
The Dillenger #3
placer mining claim is located in the NW 1/4 of Section 1, Township 10
North, Range 17 West on
administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). The corners are
well flagged and marked with metal tags, designating the claim corner
and the name of the claim and date located (as required by the State of
Arizona). Please note that this is an unpatented mining
claim meaning that you are purchasing the surface mineral rights only,
NOT the land.
Government retains the surface
rights. Which means you have access to ALL minerals found on the land,
but will not own the land itself. Sorry, you cannot build a house on
the land. We will provide the buyer
with GPS coordinates for each corner allowing you ease in
the claim boundaries, posts
and the claim lines.
This is an unpatented placer claim,
meaning that you can shovel the gold bearing sand and gravel through a
dry washer to recover the gold. Or if you are lazy like myself, use a
metal detector and hunt for the lunkers. You are purchasing the mineral
rights only. The Federal Government owns the land.
This 160 acre placer claim consists of approximately 6,969,600 square
feet, or 2,640 feet in width by 2,640 feet in length. More than enough
area to dig on if you so desire or have the energy. Think of it like
this, the average city lot is about 60' by 100', or about 6000 Square
Feet. Seven lots will easily fit into one acre. 160 acres equals over
an amazing 1,160 city
lots. How long do you think it will
take you to adequately prospect 1,160 city lots?..........
A good, well maintained 2 wheel
drive County maintained road leads right to the claim. We will supply
bidder a copy of a topograghic map of the area, which is very detailed,
and will show the
claim boundaries outlined. Several small prospects on mineralized
zones, make this claim great for rockhounding, metal detecting,
drywashing etc. Gentle rolling hills, small washes with good bedrock
exposures and lots of black sands.
rains will undoubtedly uncover areas that have never been exposed
before. Consider the tremendous
force of flood waters moving boulders sometimes as large
as a car downstream, freeing gold
that were trapped under the boulders for thousands of years. These
nuggets may be re-deposited at the first natural trap they encounter,
sometimes under a mere few inches of sand and gravel.
Reasons To Own Your Own Mining Claim…
Experts are predicting gold
prices to go much
the U.S. Dollar declines and world conditions continue to deteriorate.
2. Gold is currently hovering around $1450.00 per
ounce and seems to be
climbing every day.
3. The price of quality claims will increase as
gold rises and good
ground becomes scarce or staked up.
4. Some or all of your expenses may be tax
deductible (check with your
5. A great place to hang out or hide out for
part or all of the winter.
6. Gold prospecting and recreational mining is a
fun, healthy, exciting
and often rewarding hobby.
7. Peace and quiet, away from phones, faxes,
computers, television or
nagging demands by others.
8. One heck of a lot cheaper than staying in
R.V. parks or paying the
government fees to camp on public campgrounds located on public lands.
9. Winters in Arizona are just wonderful.
claim corners are in place,
with the name of the claim, date located and identifying corners (as
required by the State of Arizona) on each 2”x 2”x
wooden corner post. As an added bonus we will provide you with GPS
coordinates to guide you to the property and assist you in locating
your claim corners and property boundaries.
WHY IS THIS CLAIM AVAILABLE?
GOOD QUESTION, HERE'S THE ANSWER!
Mining.....The 21st Century Gold Rush
you are probably
wondering why there are still quality gold mines and prospects
available this day and age. Well, there are a number of reasons that
first class gold mining properties are still available.
President Roosevelt passed War Production Board (WPB)
Order 208 that closed down almost all
active gold mines in the United States. The emphasis during the war was
on mining base
metals and other strategic metals and minerals needed for the war
effort. A severe shortage of skilled labor developed in the nonferrous
metal mines. This was due in part to the expanding need for nonferrous
metals, and in part to a depletion of mining manpower as a result of
the military draft and the attraction of higher wages paid by other
industries. It became apparent that the only reservoir of skilled
mining labor was that which remained in the gold mines. Pressure was
brought to bear on the WPB to close down the gold mines with the
expectation that many gold miners would thus be attracted to the
nonferrous mines. By the time the war had ended many of the gold miners
had died off, drifted off or were involved in other types of mining or
other professions. While shut down during the war a large number of the
gold mines had deteriorated, or the equipment removed and relocated to
be used for base metal mines, or the mines were
flooded and consequently abandoned.
the boom years that
followed the war the price of gold remained fixed or frozen while other
metal prices climbed skyward. Base
metal prices continued to climb into the 1960's yet gold prices stayed
dormant. In the mid 1970's gold became active and by the end of 1979
had climbed to over $800.00 per ounce. This increase generated
considerable interest in the yellow metal. The base
mining companies began to explore for gold and a large number of large
low grade gold deposits were discovered and put into production. Even
the large oil companies formed gold exploration subsidiaries and the
chase was on.
continued to improve and coupled with strong prices a tremendous amount
of gold was produced from large open pit low grade deposits. The
smaller high grade deposits were basically ignored. If a company could
not easily discover a million ounces or more in the ground, they
dropped the project and moved on to greener pastures. In the past few
years the yellow metal price dipped several times into the $250.00 per
ounce range. Recently gold hit twenty year highs and the price has been
holding steadily, around $1000.00 per ounce. There has been some
profit taking recently by investors, however the experts are predicting
gold prices to continue to climb to the $2000 range within a year. And
maybe they are right with the weak U.S. Dollar and the current world
continuing to decline.
surface gold mineralized prospects have been explored, mined and are
basically gone now. What remains now
are the smaller high grade mines and prospects, ignored previously by
the big boys. There is little doubt that as gold prices continue to
rise that these smaller gold deposits will be acquired by companies
with the desire to stay in the gold mining business.
believe that this creates a
tremendous opportunity for those with the vision and desire to get into
an exciting and potentially profitable venture. The time to act is now,
while quality claims are still available.
is text copied from the Bureau of Land Management
The Arizona office can
be reached at
Placer Mining Claim.
upon deposits of
material, such as gravel beds, or upon certain consolidated sedimentary
deposits lying at the surface. There are few limitations on the
exterior dimensions of a placer mining claim, but a
individual cannot locate more then 20 acres in each claim. An
association of two owners may locate 40 acres, three may locate 60
acres, etc. up to a maximum of 160 acres in a single placer claim
located by eight or more persons. Corporations are limited to 20 acres
If there is a change
of ownership, the
notarized transfer document must be filed with BLM and the County
will be responsible for keeping the claim in good
standing with the BLM, by filing timely before Sept 1st, 2013.
is what we will do:
payment, we will pay for,
and send to you a quitclaim deed
naming you as the new owner of
this mining claim. All fee's and documents required by
the BLM have
been filed for this assessment year.
You will need to file either an annual maintenance fee, ($140.00) or
an affidavit of performance of annual work ($10.00), with a waiver form
with the BLM before
September 1st 2013. And each following year. If you fail to file
the paper work properly the BLM will close the claim. We will include
the required forms to maintain the claim in good standing with the BLM,
copies of the following;
2. Location Map.
3. GPS coordinates for each corner.
4. A copy of a 7.5 minute topographic map copy showing the claim and roads
right to it.
5. A scan or fax of the executed "Quitclaim Deed" prior to being sent
to the county for recording.
The old name of this claim was Outback Gold #3 The map is accurate with regards to the location.
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