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Prospectors Gulch 001 Placer 
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CO # 106
Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 7,500 USD


Buy the Prospectors Gulch 001 Unpatented Placer Claim for 7,500 USD outright.




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

Primary Metals

Claim Features

Precision Surveyed

Large Creek With Consistent Water Flow 

Perfect Claim For Big Dredging Operations

Flakes & Fines

The Prospectors Gulch 001 Unpatented Placer 
Claim is located in the gold bearing Texas Creek drainage. 
Texas Creek is a known gold bearing stream with lode deposits upstream hosting primarily gold and some silver values.  The gold on this claim is fine to flake gold unless directly on or near the bedrock contact. 
Fine gold can be found 3 feet down in the sedimentation layer with an increase in overall gold quantity deeper in the sedimentation layer profile.  
Silver is found in about a 5 to 1 ratio with gold on this claim.
This claim is located about 11 miles from the Taylor Park Trading Post.  The road access to the claim would be recommended for high clearance pickup trucks or UTV/ATV access.  This rugged road prohibits most common vehicle access to the claim area.
Texas Creek is one of the few creeks in the area that is capable of floating larger dredges such as 6 or 8 inch dredges.  A surface supplied air compressor would be a must for this claim as the water depth can reach up to 6 feet deep.
Any dredge over 3 inches in suction nozzle size will require a Plan Of Operation (POO) permit.  All other smaller dredges fall under a Notice Of Intent (NOI) permit.
Dispersed Camping is allowed on the claim.  There are dispersed camping areas  South of the claim that are more suited to RV style camping.  You may camp in a designated dispersed camping area for up to 14 continuous days.
The bottom bottom mile of Texas Creek where it flows in Taylor Res has had significant mining via hydraulic mining and bucket line dredging take place.  This claim is above the old workings by several miles.
Claim Map
This claim is accessible via dirt Forest Service RD  approximately 11 miles from the 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

Dredging, High Banking, Sluicing, Gold Panning

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 Prospectors Gulch 001 Unpatented Placer Claim CO# 10is 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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