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Black Rose #2
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CMC # 105xxxx
Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 72,500 USD


Buy the Black Rose #2 Unpatented Placer Claim for 25,500 USD outright.




(1) Finance in house with a down payment of 29,000 USD and a monthly payment of 2,002.29 USD for 24 months.  

(2) Finance in house with a down payment of 18,125 USD and a monthly payment of 1,236.92 USD for 60 months.

Primary Metal
Nugget, Flake, & Fines


Four Alluvial Drill Holes Completed

Bulk Sampled with 2 inch suction dredge

The Black Rose #2 unpatented placer mining claim is known for quality gold values, ranging from nuggets, flakes, and fine gold. Year round water flow, two small bench deposits, numerous boulders and winding sharp stream beds with deep pools and back eddies.  Portions of the stream course are straight and fast flowing.  This claim is ideal for dredging or a small wash plant.

Depth to bedrock is variable depending upon where you are on the claim.  Organic growth and overburden consumes the claim outside of the benches and main active stream channel.  Usually, it's a 3 foot minimum to get down past the organic veg and overburden to hit gravels.  The gravels range from 5-6 feet in places to 12-15 feet to bedrock.  The best gold came from at or near bedrock in the form of fines, flakes, and even nuggets.  Small float gold can be found highly disseminated within the first few feet of gravels, but the most concentrated gold is down near the bedrock contact.
Upstream from the Black Rose #3 lies numerous hard rock mines that were developed in the late 1800's.  This hard rock mining zone of mineralization is believed to be the main source of the gold deposition found on Black Rose #3, additional gold reefs were also located outside of the main mineralization zone further depositing additional gold values on the Black Rose #3.

Downstream from the claims lies a gold dredge that was working its way up Willow Creek to the Black Rose #3.  The dredge never made it up to the claim leaving the Black Rose #3 untouched by the dredge.

The dredge was stopped due to the crash of precious metals prices and rampant gold theft by the dredge workers.

Past Claim Work
This claim has been worked recreationally with a high banker sporadically and the has primarily been an exploration/prospecting project.  The Black Rose #3 Placer claim has had a successful Notice of Intent Permit (NOI) executed on the claim in the 2021 mining season.  Three other permits have been successful within .25 miles of the claim.  With a successful track record for permitting within an already established mining area the Black Rose #3 is a great claim for a serious small gold mining operation.

2WD SUV accessible via dirt Forest Service RD 765 approximately 1 mile from the Town of Tincup.  The Forest Service RD goes right thru the claim making it easier to launch a dredge into the stream without the need for long hikes and carrying equipment great distances.  The town of Tincup is located about 60 minutes from the town of Gunnison, Colorado.  With access to the town/claim from Gunnison being via Almont Canyon.
The claim is at around 10,000 feet above sea level and the accessible mining season generally runs from May - October depending upon snow conditions.  From November to April the claim is only accessible via snow machine.

Recommended Gold Recovery Methods


Land Ownership Status

Forest Service



No camping is allowed on the claim without a permit due to a one mile camping exclusion zone around the town of Tincup.

Tincup General Area Info

The Tincup area is great for a summer getaway.  Quality dispersed camping sites are found in the general area that can accommodate large fifth wheel and all your toys.  Taylor Res is located about 10 miles downstream and hosts great fishing and water recreation during the summer.  There is a restaurant in Tincup that is open during the summer and a BBQ food trailer.  ATV & UTV riding is extremely popular with a large amount of trails active in the region.  Mirror lake is also close by for further water sport and hiking activities.  Taylor River is a great designated trout fishing stream with miles of open creek access.

What Is Included In The Purchase

  1. Quit Claim Deed

  2. Google Earth Map

  3. Waterproof 24X36 hardcopy 1:24,000 Map

  4. Corner & Discovery Point GPS Coordinates

  5. 2 Hours of Free Complimentary Consulting

  6. Certificate of Location Copy


Prospecting Disclaimer

The Black Rose #2 Unpatented Placer Claim CMC# 105xxxxx 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 Federal Mining Laws.

Next Steps

  • Contact Me

  • Setup A Prospecting Day if you would like to test the claim before purchase (Optional)

  • Buy Outright or Finance In House

Contact Information


Tyler Long

Lead Prospector

Gunnison Gold Prospecting Company

Direct Line:  970-901-9043 

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