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Arizona Bedrock Gold 003
Unpatented Mining Claim
La Paz County, Arizona
Price: 5,500 USD
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Purchase the Arizona Bedrock Gold 003
Unpatented Placer Claim outright for 5,500 USD or finance in house with 2,200 USD down and 151.90 USD per month for 24 months. No credit checks, hidden fees, or early pre-payment penalties.
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Located in the Dripping Springs area Southeast of Quartzsite Arizona and Northeast of the Quartzsite LTVA South camping area the Arizona Bedrock Gold 003 Unpatented 20.00 Acre Federal Placer Mining Claim hosts a main dry stream channel and one secondary dry tributary channel.
The dripping springs area is a well documented placer gold producing area with a variety of geologic features on the claim including exposed bedrock outcrops, quartz stringer vein structures running thru the property a main dry stream channel with varying depth to bedrock and a secondary tributary that has significant exposed fractured bedrock and larger boulders.
This claim is best suited to a smaller operation that does not utilize heavy equipment due to the narrow access of the claim. Metal detectors, dry washers, and crevicing are the best methods to effectively work this claim.
Much of the area had been completely claimed up by numerous larger placer mining companies and associations as this Township & Range is very competitive.
The claim is year round workable.
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 200-300 vertical feet from both sides of the main wash. There is one main wash running thru the claim one secondary wash that predominately has the most exposed bedrock. The main channel does have multiple areas of exposed bedrock and the deepest levels of overburden are estimated at 10-15 feet with an average of 5-8 feet across the claim excluding the bedrock that shows surface expression.
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.
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 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 excellent recreational opportunities outside the scope of gold prospecting including an expansive trail system for hiking, and ATV/UTV recreation.
High clearance 4WD or an ATV is needed to access the claim. Although less than 7 miles as the crow flies from the Southern LTVA camping area, numerous 4WD trails are needed to access the claim that extend the journey to approximately 10.5 miles via the trail system. Open benches, short steep dry washes need to be crossed and the final access leg to the claim is up a dry stream bed with loose sand, ruts and small bedrock obstacles to navigate over.
At the time of survey I was able to access the claim via ATV pulling a trailer without issue. The roads are popular with the UTV/ATV community and off-road truck/jeep groups.
It is always recommended to carry spare tires, tire patching and reinflating equipment, a personal SOS device, GPS, and to tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Verizon cellular coverage on the claim was primarily one bar and occasionally two bars on the higher points of the claim.
Access from the LTVA South entrance is via the New Water Mountain RD and then onto the Dripping Springs Southern Loop, numerous documented spur trails run thru the claims off the Dripping Springs Southern Loop 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. 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.
Recommended Gold Recovery Methods
Metal Detecting & Dry Washing
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The Arizona Bedrock Gold 003 Unpatented Placer Claim AZ# 105816946 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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