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Red Buck Alluvial 003
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CMC # 106326680
Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 10,500 USD


Buy the Red Buck Alluvial 003 Unpatented Placer Claim for 10,500 USD outright.




(1) Finance in house with a down payment of 4,200 USD and a monthly payment of 289.99 USD for 24 months.  

(2) Finance in house with a down payment of 2,625 USD and a monthly payment of 178.98 USD for 60 months.

Primary Metal
Gold, Silver, & Lead

Small Nugget, Flake, & Fines


Claim Features

Precision Surveyed 

Easy Access 

Confluence of Two Alluvial Drainages

The Cross Creek 001 unpatented placer mining claim is known for quality gold values, ranging from flakes and fine gold. 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.  This claim is ideal for dredging!
UAV Photos
Dispersed Camping is allowed on the claim for up to 14 continuous days.
Upstream from the Cross Creek 001 Claim lies numerous hard rock mines that were developed in the late 1800's such as the well documented Cross Mountain & Wahl mines that produced gold and silver with additional base metals of copper, iron, and lead. 
This hard rock mining zone of mineralization is believed to be the main source of the gold deposition found on the Cross Creek 001 Placer.
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.  Cross 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.
Gold Crevicing Results
(1 Crevice - Mined Fall 2023)
Claim Map

4WD pickup truck accessible via dirt Forest Service RD approximately 5 miles from 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, Crevicing

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 Red Buck Alluvial 003 Unpatented Placer Claim CO# 106326680 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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