Arizona Bedrock Gold 016
Unpatented Mining Claim
La Paz County, Arizona
Price: 10,500 USD
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Unpatented Placer Claim outright for 10,500 USD or finance in house with 4,200 USD down and 289.99 USD per month for 24 months. No credit checks, hidden fees, or early pre-payment penalties.
Located less than 10 miles from the Quartzsite LTVA South entrance the Arizona Bedrock Gold 014 Unpatented Federal Placer Mining Claim is a 20.00 acre claim located in the past producing Gold, Tungsten, Silver, Copper, Garnet, and Black Tourmaline area known as the Livingston mine area.
The Livingston mine area has seen some small scale placer mining activities, but the majority of work done in the area has been lode mines. The claim features numerous high bench placer deposits and one main dry wash with a few small side washes flowing into the main wash. Exposed Quartz veins and large volumes of Quartz float is extremely evident on the claim.
Bedrock outcrops are very common within the main wash. This claim would need to be metal detected, dry washed, or have a closed loop wet recovery sluicing system as there is no water onsite. A true desert gold hunters claim.
Overburden is relatively minimal on this claim with a few larger boulders and only a few feet of overburden build up between exposed bedrock outcroppings. The deeper overburden has an inferred probable depth of a maximum of 10 feet with the average being approximately 4-5 feet in depth.
Due to the past primary lode mining activities there are two adits located within the claim boundaries and numerous small surface dozer scrapes. Luckily, most of the lode development was further west of the claim so the metallic trash targets such as old cans, wire, etc are not nearly as prevalent on this claim as the Arizona Bedrock Gold 015 Placer.
As reported in 1942 the claim contains pockets or lenses of high grade material that is not disseminated. Pockets of Garnet and Black Tourmaline are some of the mineral associated with the deposit. To the west of the claim Tungsten and copper is the primary mineral mined, with Tungsten and copper being present on the Arizona Bedrock Gold 013 Placer and gold. The area has a high amount of scheelite and numerous Quartz intrusions. Dark colored limerstone belt, that is criss-crossed with Quartz stringers and stock works ranging from 1 inch to 3 to 4 feet wide. The ground was worked for gold and copper expressed in the form of streaks and kidneys.
Scheelite is present in the area with assayed value of 60-67% WO3. Tungsten values reached as high as 15-74%. The copper and gold occurs in kernels and stringers enclosed in the quartz. Kernals consists of Chalcopyrite, Chalcocite, Limonite, and bornite, surrounded by a halo of malachite and chrysocolla.
Historic assays of the lode deposits had results of 9% copper and 7 oz/t silver. The origination of the kernels may have been part of a massive sulphide ore body or vein that was brecciate and later surrounded by Quartz.
Further historic assays of the lode ran 0.20 oz/t Au, 18.2 oz/t Ag, 28% Cu.
Additionally, metamorphosed limes and sandstones have been injected with strong dikes of silica and tourmaline. Epidote and garnet paper as secondary accessory contact minerals. Tungsten is shown in the form of scheelite and is directly associated with the above listed minerals, but has the highest concentration where the tourmaline is strong.
The deposit is of the pre-cambrian age of very deep seated origin.
Recommended Gold Recovery Methods
Metal Detecting & Dry Washing
Land Ownership Status
The mining district is known for numerous mines dating back as early as the 1942. 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 1942 to present day.
The claim features steep mountain sides that range from 100-250 vertical feet from the main wash at most. There is one main wash running thru the claim and at the Eastern side of the claim there is a confluence of two washes that form the main wash that extends West thru the claim. Both of these washes before the confluence are of significant size with a width of between 15-25 feet depending upon the location.
Quartzsite Arizona General Information
Located in SW Arizona Quartzsite is a town of 1,745 full time residents and provides a haven from cold/snowy weather during the winter that attracts 750,000 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 52 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 11,400 acres 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 grey 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 excellent recreational opportunities outside the scope of gold prospecting including an expansive trail system for hiking, and ATV/UTV recreation.
Pickup Truck/ATV accessible via dirt BLM road system. Of all of my current holdings in Arizona the Arizona Bedrock Gold 013,014,015,016 Placer claims have the best access. Standard 4WD pickup truck access is doable as the roads are relatively flat and well traveled from the Quartzsite LTVA South entrance. No big mountains or long rocky washes to traverse.
It is always recommended to carry spare tires, tire patching and re-inflating equipment, a personal SOS device, GPS, and to tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
Access from the LTVA South entrance is via the New Water Mountain RD and numerous documented spur trails run thru the claims off the the main access RD so you are able to easily access many parts of the claim. This is especially important if you are bringing larger heavy mining equipment to the site such as dry washers.
Camping is allowed on the claim for up to 14 continuous days. There is a signifcant flat located on the claim that is perfect for camping. At the time of survey I was able to get two solid bars of cell service via Verizon on the claim with three bars of service at the surrounding ridges.
Additionally, with the LTVA South being so close it would be easy to commute back in forth if you would like to setup a base camp at the LTVA for extended stays.
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The Arizona Bedrock Gold 016 Unpatented Placer Claim AZ# 105817393 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 the 1872 General Mining Act.
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