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Red Buck Alluvial 005
16.3 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CO # 106326678
Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 5,500 USD


Buy the Red Buck Alluvial 005 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 Metal
Gold, Silver, & Lead


Claim Features

Precision Surveyed 

Easy Access 

Below A Known Au/Ag Vein System

Flake, & Fines

The Red Buck Alluvial 005 unpatented placer mining claim is a great starter claim for a first claim purchase. 

Easy accessibility, an easy flowing meandering stream, and right downstream of a large known gold and silver bearing vein system that is the source of the alluvial gold on the claim.
The south facing slope of the claim means this claim is usually the last claim to get snowed in during the fall season and the first to open up for safe passage in the spring.
The gold found is primarily fine to flake gold.  Silver can be found in different forms such as galena (a lead silver oxide) across the claim.  The silver is very prolific and wide spread, oftentimes mixed with other heavy materials such as black sand.  
The total stream length within the claim boundaries are approximately 1,013 feet in total linear stream length.  The dry bench on the south side of the claim proved to have small pockets of mineralization intermixed with fairly angular alluvial cobble materials.
UAV Footage
Dispersed Camping is not allowed on this claim.  There are numerous approved dispersed camping areas within a several mile radius of this claim that can accommodate anything from a tent to a large fifth wheel trailer.  
Additionally, there are two RV parks within a 7 mile radius of the claim.
This claim historically has not been worked by a large commercial bucket dredge or a hydraulic mining operation.  There is evidence of small hand working typically associated with a hand fed sluice box; which is commonplace with almost any gold bearing creek in the tincup mining district.
The gold and silver bearing vein system that is supplying the alluvial mineralization on the claim is a known gold and silver producing A vein system that strikes north/south and is traceable for over 10 miles in length.  This vein system has supplied alluvial mineralization to most of the major creeks flowing thru the Willow Creek drainage.
UAV Photos
Claim Map

Low clearance 2WD accessible via dirt Forest Service RD approximately 7 miles from Taylor Trading Post.  The Forest Service RD goes right thru the claim making it easier to launch equipment into the stream without the need for long hikes and carrying equipment great distances. 
The closest town would be Tincup and is located approximately 1 mile away from the claim.  The town is a seasonal town with an excellent summertime restaurant and gift shop. 
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, 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 8 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 005 Unpatented Placer Claim CO# 106326678 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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