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Klondike Hollow Project 003 
20.66 Acres
Unpatented Lode Claim
Bonanza Mining District
Saguache County, Colorado
CMC# 105829449

Price:  10,500 USD
Primary Metal

Secondary Metals
Lead, Zinc, 


Option (1) 

Finance in house with 4,200 USD down and monthly payments of 289.99 USD for 24 months.

Option (2)

Finance in house with with 2,625 USD down and monthly payments of 178.98 USD for 60 months

Claim Features

Exploration Ore Sample Panel Completed

Precision Surveyed

Easy Access

Historic Workings


Premier Location

Located just a few miles from the Town of Pitkin Colorado, the Quartz Creek Gold Placer claim is located directly within the infamous Quartz Creek.


Located in the Rio Grande National Forest the Colorado Bedrock Gold 001 Unpatented Placer Claim is 20.00 acres of easily accesible yet remote mining claim.  Located directly down source of the in-situ lode deposits that were developed in the 19040's.  the stream has a high concentration of quality gold including nuggets and large flakes in addition to fine gold.  Perfect for a small dredging or high banking operation.


The area is extremely competitive for claims and Gunnison Gold Prospecting currently holds the only two placer claims for sale in the entire Quartz Creek valley.


Camping is allowed on the claim for up to 14 days continuous per month and the camping area is located directly creekside in the center of the claim.


10.5 miles from the town of Saguache.

With no thru access the claim has minimal traffic and has largely been sheltered for years by the high elevation, short mining season, and lack of continuous loop road infrastructure.


The Ford Creek/Bonita Hill area was primarily developed for its lode gold and silver sources. With no evidence of large scale placer mining on the claim it's safe to assume that the creek has never been worked on a large scale and probably only intermittently with hand fed sluice box and gold pans.  The lode mines are extensive with numerous adits, shafts, and trenches dug and developed upstream and on all side of this placer claim.  

The lode mines were so rich that a small prospectors tent/cabin boom town sprung up close to this placer claim called Spook Hollow, old remnants of the town are still visible to this day.



Local alteration of early barren stage of alteration by fumarolic or acid hot spring activity resulted in intense silification, wall rock replacement by jasper and alteration products of hematite, diaspore, alunite, barite, zunyite, rutile, and kaolin minerals.  Later mineralization stage by alkaline or neutral solutions deposited ore and gangue and caused micaceous alteration (sericite and chlorite) and calcite, quartz, and pyrite.

Associated Rocks

Rock Types 

Volcanic Rock (Aphanititc) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Rock Unit Name

Rawley Andesite

Stratigraphic Age


Host Rock

Rock Type 

Volcanic Rock (Aphanititc) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Rock Unit Name

Rawley Andesite

Geologic Structures 


Sawatch Range, San Juan Volcanic Field, Rio Grande Rift


Bonanza Caldera

UAV Pictures

UAV Video

Drill Results

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Claim Boundary Overlay

Recommended Mining Methods

Dredging, high banking, sluicing,  crevicing, and metal detecting.

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 Klondike Hollow Project 003 Unpatented Lode Claim CO# 105829449 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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