Chloride Creek Gold #1
Unpatented Placer Claim
Sierra County, New Mexico
Chloride Mining District
Black Range Geology District
Price: 12,500 USD
Fines, Flakes, Nuggets
Financing Finance the Chloride Creek Gold #1 unpatented placer claim in house with 5,000 USD down and a monthly payment of 345.22 USD for 24 months. No credit checks, hidden fees, or early pre-payment penalties.
Overview The Chloride Creek Gold #1 placer claim is a 20.00 acre unpatented mining claim located outside of the historically gold rich area of Chloride New Mexico. This claim features extremely course gold with large chunky flakes and nuggets found via metal detector in the deep bedrock crevices.
Chloride creek runs thru the claim however this is only during storm related activities, the rest of the year the creek is dry. Chloride canyon itself is extremely narrow with high walls and many sharp rocky bends that make an excellent location to concentrate gold.
Fine sand gravel bars exist in numerous places around the claim that were found to be carrying fine gold. The best gold came from the bedrock crevices; bedrock on the claim is fully exposed on some areas of the claim and the remainder of the bedrock has light overburden. Additionally, there are also large bars of heavily rounded river rock adjacent to the canyon walls.
This claim is perfectly suited to a buyer who enjoys metal detecting and crevicing. Drywashing can also be done on the claim as well.
The Chloride Creek Gold #1 placer claim is one of the last available placer claims on the creek and one of the few with a full 1,320' of creek bed on the claim. Chloride creek is extremely competitive for both placer and lode claims due to the richness of the valley in both gold and silver making the Chloride Creek Gold #1 claim extremely valuable for the buyer and additionally keeps he resale value high for potential future sale by the buyer.
Camping is allowed onsite for up to 14 days at a time. There are numerous flat, open dispersed camping areas with fire pits creekside easily accessible from the road.
History The area is best known for the apache vein of mineralization on which three very successful underground mines operated by the Empire Mining and Metals company in the early 1900's. The apache vein has been traced on a Northwest / Southeast strike less than 1,500 feet from the Chloride Creek Gold #1 placer claim. This close proximity to a major gold source is the reason why the claim produces large gold.
Additionally, further upstream smaller lode mines chasing gold veins also seem to have contributed smaller more rounded gold in the alluvial wash indicating that there is a close source that produced larger chunkier gold and a further uptrend source that adds smaller more rounded gold.
Access Access to the claim is via Wall Street Road approximately 2 miles from the Town of Chloride, New Mexico. 4WD pickup truck/suv accessible. The Wall Street Road runs right thru the center of the claim providing easy access and short hauling distances to move equipment into the creek bed from the road.
Parking is also available in Chloride at the start of Wall Street Road for clients who don't have 4WD and would like to access the claim via UTV/ATV.