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Stafford Mine 003
20.66 Acres
Unpatented Lode Mining Claim
La Paz County, Arizona
Plomosa Mining District
AZ# 105817394
Price: 12,500 USD


Primary Metals
Gold & Silver

Secondary Metals


Hassle Free Financing
Purchase the Stafford Mine 003 Unpatented Lode Claim outright for 12,500 USD or finance in house with 5,000 USD down and 345.22 USD per month for 24 months.  No credit checks, hidden fees, or early pre-payment penalties.


One adit, one open cut pit

Hit the ground running with a fully drilled and prospected placer mining claim.

Gunnison Gold Prospecting Company is utilizing the most modern technology to help provide you with critical information rarely if ever utilize by the competition.

Mining is a risky business and purchasing a claim with little geological knowledge or even sight unseen can feel like an overwhelming and scary process.

Being a one person exploration business I fully understand your concerns and frustrations with finding a high quality gold claim.  I work hand and hand with the buyer to give you the information and edge necessary to secure a premium mining claim and continued support once purchased.

This claim has been thoroughly drilled and all data aggregated into a drill map including depth to bedrock, drill hole results, and a variety of other perks to help you find the most gold possible.  Keep scrolling down the page to view all of my drill information and other pertinent claim information.

Don't take an unnecessary gamble buying a claim without drill results and quality prospecting information.  I am hands on with this placer claim from start to finish and do all the work myself.  I am happy to help you interpret drill results and answer any questions you may have.

Year round mining, easy camping access, and large gold.  The Arizona Bedrock Gold  007 Placer claim is a top quality mining claim in a high mineral potential zone surrounded by geologic alteration and weathering in a highly competitive mining district.

From large dry washes to narrow and rough gulches containing significant exposed bedrock the topography of the claim lends itself well to serious dry washing and metal detecting.

There is an extensive amount of fine gold on this claim captured via dry washer and nugget shooting with metal detectors proved to be well work the time as numerous multi gram nuggets and larger were successfully recovered.


Middle Miocene to Oligocene volcanic rocks

Alluvial Drilling

xxx number of drill holes were drilled to bedrock via Alluvial Auger Drilling,  The results were catalogued and kept separate to individual drill holes

The Drill hole material was analyzed and logged in the field via recirculating wet capture.

All concentrate material was finished via RP4 shaker table and then dried thoroughly before measuring the sample results


Alluvial Drilling Results

Metal Detecting

Exploration results were excellent on the claim with a combination of metal detecting with a Minelab GPX 5000 with both DD, mono, and concentric coils of various sizes ranging from 32" to 15", a gold monster 1000 with standard 6" DD coil

Metal Detecting Results

GPS Coordinates of the claim and nugget discovery locations to be provided to the end buyer or to a potential buyer with a prospecting payment of 250 USD and NDA in place.  This is to ensure the GPS coordinates are not publicly available in order to preserve the claim for the end buyer.

Dry Washing

Dry washing was completed on various targets within the claim boundaries ultizing a Keene 151S dry washer.  Raw processing weight was tracked and all dry washer concentrates were finished in the field via recirculating wet capture on an RP4 shaker table.  The final results were dried and weighed.

Dry Washing Results

Claim Highlight Pictures

UAV Videos


Claim Videos

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1911 Stafford Mining Co

The mining district is known for numerous gold mines dating back as early as the 1800's.  Both lode and placer mining took place in the area and is evidenced by many old mine shafts dotting the surrounding hillsides.  Placer gold was also mined within the district, however due to a lack of technology in dry desert gold recovery during the 1800's the old timers left plenty of gold in the ground.  The claim was not mined on a large scale as their is little evidence of surface disturbance in the dry washes in addition to over 100 additionally years of erosion and weathering during the monsoon season since the old time miners were active in the area.  This lends to fresh gold being deposited within the timeframe of the late 1800's to present day.


The claim features steep mountain sides that range from 300-400 vertical feet from the east floor.  There is one main wash running thru the claim and xxx smaller, shallower, and more rocky washes that flow into the main wash.  

Not only is the main wash gold bearing, but the secondary washes are easier to mine due to lack of overburden and the gold is much larger and coarser due to the relatively short distance of travel from the in-situ deposit.

Mining in Arizona

Mining has been a long standing tradition in Arizona that continues into the modern area.  Numerous large open pit mines operate within Arizona.  The state has a streamlined mine permitting process and ranks xxx in gold production and xxx in copper production within the United States.


Quartzsite Arizona General Information 
Located in SW Arizona Quartzsite is a town of xxx full time residents and provides a haven from cold/snowy weather during the winter that attracts over xxxx RV campers seeking warm weather fun.  The town hosts numerous RV and Gem shows during the year.  To accommodate the influx of people their are over xxxx RV parks located in and around Quartzsite.  Additionally, the BLM has recognized the need for long term dispersed camping and has created numerous LTVA's that cover xxxx acreage around Quarstzite, a season permit to stay within the LTVA area is 180 USD and is valid for 7 months.  The LTVA's have dump locations for great and black water, and  fresh water fill up stations.  Finally, numerous larger towns exist approximately 30 miles east and west of Quartzsite that hold big box stores and large grocery stores.


The greater Quartzsite area is home to xxxx acres of public BLM/FS property that provides excellent recreational opportunities outside the scope of gold prospecting including an expansive trail system for hiking, and ATV/UTV recreation.


Pickup Truck/ATV accesible via dirt BLM road system


Camping is allowed on the claim for up to 14 continuous days

Recommended Gold Recovery Methods

Metal Detecting & Dry Washing

Land Ownership Status


Prospecting Disclaimer

The Arizona Bedrock Gold 007 Unpatented Placer Claim AZ#xxxxxx is an Unpatented Federal Mining Claim.  Any form of mining or prospecting is barred without prior approval from Gunnison Gold Prospecting Company.  This website listing does not constitute or convey approval from Gunnison Gold Prospecting Company to mine or prospect the claim in any capacity.  Mineral theft is a Federal offense and is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as listed in CFxxxxxxx

Contact Information


Tyler Long

Lead Prospector

Gunnison Gold Prospecting Company

Direct Line:  970-901-9043 


Alluvial Drilling
Alluvial Drilling Results
Metal Detecting
Metal Detecting Results
Dry Washing
Dry Washing Results
Claim Highlight Pictures

Precision Surveyed to 0.5cm accuracy 
Unparalleled Claim Data & UAV Mapping Technology

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