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Quartz Creek Gold 011 
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CO # 1xxxx
Quartz Creek Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 5,500 USD


Buy the Quartz Creek Gold 011 Unpatented Placer Claim for 5,500 USD outright.



Option (1) Low Down Payment!

Finance in house with a down payment of 850 USD and a monthly payment of 136.82 USD for 60 months. 

Option (2)

Finance in house with a down payment of 2,200 USD and a monthly payment of 151.90 USD for 24 months.  

Primary Metals
Gold, Silver, & Lead

Claim Features

Precision Surveyed

Consistent Water Flow

Coarse Gold, Silver, & Lead

Flakes & Fines

The Quartz Creek Gold 007 Placer Claim is located in the gold and silver bearing drainage of Quartz Creek.
Quartz Creek is a known gold, silver, and lead bearing alluvial deposit.  The gold size on this claim ranges from fines to small nuggets.  The most common gold size found in this area are flat pickers.
The claim features 609 feet of flowing stream within the claim boundaries.  In most places on the claim gold can be found about 6 inches down within the stream course.  This is highly unusual as most of the other gold bearing creeks in the surrounding area have approximately 3 feet of overburden until mineralization is hit.
The creek bed is a mix of fine alluvial material and medium/large rocks.  Quartz Creek drains an impressive amount of lode mines.
This claim is well suited to small recreational style prospectors up to professional dredging interests.  Easy access, low overburden, and quality mineral deposits make this claim an adventure for the whole family!
Lode mines draining into Quartz Creek include: Ben Franklin, Maid Of Athens, Bon Ton, Complex, Mammoth, Silent Friend, Citizen, and Emma H Lode Deposits.
Importance Primary
Importance Primary
Importance Primary
Host Rock
Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
Controls For Ore Emplacement 

Historic Production From The closest lode mine was 500,000 USD between 1870-1890, and in 1917
Permit Requirements
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 not allowed on the claim.  There are dispersed camping areas  South of the claim and North that are more suited to RV style camping or tent camping.  You may camp in a designated dispersed camping area for up to 14 continuous days.  There are also two RV/ camping parks located within a mile of the claim. 
Claim Map
This claim is accessible via dirt Forest Service RD  approximately 3 miles from the town of Pitkin Colorado.
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 Pitkin is located about 45 minutes from the town of Gunnison, Colorado.  
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

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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 15 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.

Pitkin is home to one general store, several small restaurants, a small hotel, and plenty of recreational pursuits beyond gold prospecting.

What Is Included In The Purchase

  1. Quit Claim Deed

  2. Google Earth Map

  3. Waterproof 19X36 hardcopy 1:24,000 Topo Map

  4. Corner & Discovery Point GPS Coordinates

  5. 2 Hours of Free Complimentary Consulting

  6. Certificate of Location Copy


Prospecting Disclaimer

The Quartz Creek Gold 007 Unpatented Placer Claim CO# 106xxxx 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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