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Dillenger #3

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.

This is in one of the most Beautiful Area's of
The Grand Canyon State!

The Dillenger #3, a 160 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.

Now if you're looking for a place to hang out, … hide out … from in-laws, outlaws or whoever, this 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.

There 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 ridges 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 extreme 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 lands 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.

The 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 locating 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 the winning 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.

Heavy 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 nuggets 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.

9 Good Reasons To Own Your Own Mining Claim…
1. Experts are predicting gold prices to go much higher as 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 accountant).
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.

All 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 4’ 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.


Gold Mining.....The 21st Century Gold Rush

Some of 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. 

In 1942 President Roosevelt passed War Production Board (WPB) Limitation Order 208 that closed down almost all of the 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.

In 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 metal 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.

Gold recovery technology 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 ecomomic conditions continuing to decline.

The large visible 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.

We 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.

Below is text copied from the Bureau of Land Management
The Arizona office can be reached at 602-417-9200.

• Placer Mining Claim.
Located upon deposits of loose, unconsolidated 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 single 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 per claim.

• Transfer of Interest.
If there is a change of ownership, the notarized transfer document must be filed with BLM and the County Recorder.

Buyer will be responsible for keeping the claim in good standing with the BLM, by filing timely before Sept 1st, 2013.

This is what we will do:
Upon payment, we will pay for, record 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, and send you copies of the following;

1. Location Notice.
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 leading 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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