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GGPC 005
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CO # 106316935
Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 7,500 USD


Buy the GGPC 005 Unpatented Placer Claim for 7,500 USD outright.




(1) Finance in house with a down payment of 3,000 USD and a monthly payment of 207.13 USD for 24 months.  

Primary Metal
Gold & Silver


Claim Features

Precision Surveyed 

Easy Access 

Quality Gold & Silver Deposits

The GGPC 005 unpatented placer mining claim is known for quality gold and silver values. Ranging from coarse silver to gold flakes and fines.


Year round water flow, multiple bench deposits, numerous boulders, diverted dry stream channels, and winding sharp stream beds with deep pools and back eddies.  Portions of the stream course are straight and fast flowing.  

The best pay layer is found approximately 4 feet down from the surface.  The top surface material contains microscpic gold particles hosted in a highly dissemenated and unconsolidated material layer.  The pay layer features consolidated alluival cobble material and reached down to the bedrock contact point.

UAV Photos
The GGPC 005 Claim is one of the few claims in my inventory that have to constant water flow and stream width necessary to float a larger dredge.
Any volume of dredging with an intake over 3" in size or continuous occupation of the claim for the dredging season will require a Plan Of Operations. 
The claim is situated right next to a well developed Forest Service Road that makes access easy with SUV/Truck and with a trailer as well to.  Additionally, the creek is just a short distance from the road over very flat ground.
Upstream from the GGPC 005 lies numerous hard rock mines that were developed in the late 1800's such as the Blister Horn Tunnel, Little Anna, Anna Dedrika, West Gold Hill, and a host of other hard rock mines.  
This hard rock mining zone of mineralization is believed to be the main source of the gold deposition found on GGPC 005, additional gold reefs were also located outside of the main mineralization zone, further depositing additional gold, silver, and lead values on the GGPC 005.  
Knowing the source of where the alluvial gold deposits initially originated from is superior information that the creeks below the mineralized vein structures have commercially viable qualities of Gold, Silver, and lead.  
West Willow Creek is the main creek draining the lode sources and has proven to hold quality mineralization.  Further, alluvial testing confirmed the presence of gold, silver, and lead.
Claim Map

2WD SUV accessible via dirt Forest Service RD 765 approximately 3.75 miles 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 10,00 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

High banking & Dredging

Land Ownership Status

Forest Service

Satellite Claim Boundary Overlay

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 GGPC 005 Unpatented Placer Claim CO# 106316935 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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Flakes & Fines

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