Unpatented Placer Claim
NM # 10523982
Catron County, New Mexico
Price: 7,500 USD
Buy the Topaz #3 unpatented Lode Claim outright for 7,500 USD or finance in house with 3,000 USD down and a monthly payment of 207.13 USD for 24 months.
No early pre-payment penalties, credit checks, or hidden fees.
The Topaz #3 gemstone claim is a 20.66 acre lode mining claim located in Catron County, New Mexico centered on top of a very unique Quartz & Topaz deposit that produced crystals and nodules in 1957.
The claim is known for its Citrine Quartz & quartz towers along with smaller pieces of Topaz. Our survey revealed a fully terminated Citrine Quartz Crystal with small impurities approximately 3 inches in length.
Quartz Crystals & Topaz can be found within ancient gas pockets and fluid channels that let the gemstones form over millions of years. Extraction of these crystals can take place with a simple hammer and chisel all the way up to more mechanized mining.
Host Rock Type
Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic), Felsic Volcanic Rock, Rhyolite
Topaz, an aluminum fluorosilicate, occurs as hard, transparent to translucent crystals in a wide range of color. Clear colorless crystals occur in gas cavities in the rhyolite at the base of Round or Maverick Mountain.
Massive nodules and giant crystals were discovered at Maverick Mountain in 1957 and eventually in 1959 the nodules and crystals were shipped in several carloads from the mountain. There has been no commercial production since this time period. Additionally, due to the large nature of the deposit the in-situ material was only mined a relatively small amount when compared to the overall size of the deposit.
All low clearance 2WD access, along a very Flat Forest Service Road. The closest decent town is Socorro or Truth or Consequences New Mexico. Plenty of free remote camping surrounding the area.
To Buy Or Ask Questions Contact
Tyler - Lead Prospector, Gunnison Gold Prospecting Company
Recommended Recovery Methods
Land Ownership Status
What Is Included In The Purchase
Quit Claim Deed
Google Earth Map
Waterproof 24X36 hardcopy 1:24,000 Map
Corner & Discovery Point GPS Coordinates
2 Hours of Free Complimentary Consulting
Certificate of Location Copy
The Topaz 003 Unpatented Lode Claim NM# 10523982 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.
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