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Klondike Hollow Project 005 
20.66 Acres
Unpatented Lode Claim
Bonanza Mining District
Saguache County, Colorado
CMC# 105829452

Price:  10,500 USD
Primary Metal
Gold & Silver

Secondary Metals
Lead, Iron, Copper


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

Precision Surveyed

Easy Access

Extensive Historic Accessible Workings

Surface Ore


Located in the Rio Grande National Forest the Klondike Hollow Project 005 Unpatented Lode Claim is 20.66 acres of easily accessible yet remote mining claim.  Located directly on a prominent geologic structure that features a mine shaft, cabin, high grade ore, and numerous surface dozer trench cuts and prospect pit.


The main features of this mining claim are three large dozer trench cuts with a total length of 407'.  Additionally, there are numerous small prospect pits and large piles of dirt/ore from the dozer trench cuts.  

The main workings on this site actually sit directly below the remains of the old cabin frame in the form of a shaft.  Hand stacked high grade ore was located inside the cabin.  It appears the cabin may have been some type of hoist house/cabin that served a variety of purposes to the miners.  The cabin log joints are all hand cut with an axe, showing the time in which these mines were actively worked.


Camping is allowed on the claim for up to 14 days continuous per month and the camping area is located directly adjacent to the main workings.


10.5 miles from the town of Saguache.  Standard clearance 2WD pickup truck/suv is able to successfully access the claim

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 production ending prematurely in the early 1940's and never re-opening.

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

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Claim Boundary Overlay

Recommended Mining Methods

Surface & Underground Hard rock Mining

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 005 Unpatented Lode Claim CO# 105829452 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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