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Red Buck Alluvial 001
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CO# 106327270
Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 12,500 USD


Buy the Red Buck Alluvial 001 Unpatented Placer Claim for 12,500 USD outright.




(1) Finance in house with a down payment of 5,000 USD and a monthly payment of 345.22 USD for 24 months.  

(2) Finance in house with a down payment of 3,125 USD and a monthly payment of 213.36 USD for 60 months.

Primary Metal
Gold, Silver, & Lead

Small Nugget, Flake, & Fines


Claim Features

Exploration Drilling Program Completed

Precision Surveyed 

Easy Access 

The Red Buck Alluvial 001 unpatented placer mining claim is known for extremely high gold & Silver values, ranging from flakes and fine gold. Test pans off the top layer of cobble produced 4-6 gold colors per pan and the occasional larger gold flake.  Additionally, the amount of silver and lead (galena) per pan was very 
This claim has been drilled in the fall of 2023 with 3 exploration alluvial drill holes completed to depth.  
Gold drilling results were as low as 9 USD per yard up to 92.5 USD per yard.  With an average combined gold value of 32 USD per yard.  
Depth to bedrock ranged from 11 feet to 16 feet deep.
  Please contact me for a complete drill report.
This claim has year round water flow, however the stream itself is quite narrow ranging from 1 to 3 feet in width and approximately 4 to 12 inches in depth.Gold found on this claim is mixed with and iron oxide/ iron sulfide that noticeably changes the gold flakes to a red/gold combination.  The source of the mineralization is presumed to be quite close to this placer claim as there are numerous mineralized vein structures within 1/4 mile upstream of this claim.
The Red Buck area is known for its lode mines dating back to the late 1800's thru the mid 1940's-50's.  These mines produced gold, silver, lead, iron, and small amounts of copper and zinc.
The claim is easily accessible with standard pickup truck or suv vehicle and is less than one mile from the main road between the town of Tincup, Colorado and the Trading Post.  A two inch suction dredge would be ideal for this claim or a small wash plant.  Due to the size of the creek any dredge over a two inch intake size would not be suitable for this claim.
UAV Photos
Dispersed Camping is not allowed on this claim.  There are numerous alternative dispersed camping areas within a 3 mile radius of this claim.  If the mining operation scale warrants a Plan of Operation permit (POO) then it is feasible to camp onsite if in direct support of the permitted mining operation and approved as part of your mining plan.
Claim Map
Satellite Claim Boundary Overlay

Suv / pickup truck accessible via dirt Forest Service RD approximately 5 miles from Taylor Trading Post. 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 10,00 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

Small Dredge & Small Wash Plant

Land Ownership Status

Forest Service

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 a 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.  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 Red Buck Alluvial 001 Unpatented Placer Claim CMC# 106327270 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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