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Porcupine Gulch Gold 001
20.00 Acres
Unpatented Placer Claim
CMC # 105838798

Tincup Mining District
Gunnison County, Colorado

Price: 10,500 USD

Primary Metal
Gold, Silver, & Lead

Nugget, Flake, & Fines



Buy the Porcupine Gulch Gold 001 Unpatented Placer Claim for 10,500 USD outright.



(1) Finance in house with 4,200 USD down and 289.99 USD per month for 24 months.


(2) Finance in house with 2,625 USD down and 178.98 USD per month for 60 months.

Claim Features

Historic Placer Workings

Precision Surveyed

Secluded Creek

The Porcupine Gulch Gold 001 is a 20.00 Acre Unpatented Placer Mining claim located in the Tincup mining District of Gunnison, County Colorado.  

Featuring quality fine gold deposits to small nuggets, high bench deposits, an old miners cabin, secluded creek, camping onsite, and old workings on part of the claim dating back to the late 1800's.

This claim has a mix of both shallow wide flowing stream features and also narrow, twisting and deep stream features.  There are historic workings on the claim estimated to be 100 yards long in two different locations on the claim adjacent to the remnants of an old miners cabin.  
Two placer benches are also located on the claim above the flowing stream on both the west and east side of the creek.  Additionally, multiple test pits were located and the area has evidence of glacial activity located within the claim.  The claim is 660 feet wide and 1,320 feet long with an acreage size of exactly 20.00 acres.
With being so close to the headwaters of the Porcupine Gulch that is a known area of alluvial placer gold deposition the creek had been diverted in the late 1800's early 1900's to miners with pick and shovel could access approximately 200 yards of gold bearing gravels.  Testing revealed fine gold left behind underneath the old workings.
UAV Photos
Close upstream from the Porcupine Gulch Gold 001 Placer Claim lies numerous hard rock mines that were developed in the late 1800's.  This hard rock mining zone of mineralization is believed to be the main source of the gold deposition found on Porcupine Gulch Gold 001, additional gold reefs were also located outside of the main mineralization zone further depositing additional gold values on the Porcupine Gulch Gold 001.

Downstream from the claim lies a gold dredge that was working its way up Willow Creek to the The dredge never made it up to the claim leaving the Porcupine Gulch Gold 001 untouched by the dredge.

The dredge was stopped due to the crash of precious metals prices and rampant gold theft by the dredge workers.  
Satellite Photo Claim Overlay


2WD SUV accessible via dirt Forest Service RD 765 approximately 3 miles from the Town of Tincup.  From the Forest Service RD it is approximately a 1/4 mile walk West across West Willow Creek, a small spur finger ridge and into the Porcupine Gulch stream area.  
While the gold values are much the same as the sister claim Porcupine Gulch Gold 002 the price reflects the difficulty of cross country access for the last 1/4.  The claim has no approved Forest Service roads going into or on the claim.  
 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 10,000 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.  
 Claim Boundary Overlay


Recommended Gold Recovery Methods


Land Ownership Status

Forest Service



There are no approved and registered campsites located within the claim boundaries.  Camping equipment would have to be manually packed in or equipment slung in via helicopter for larger operations.  There are numerous approved dispersed campsites capable of accommodating a travel trailer/fifth wheel within 1/4 to 1/2 mile of the claim.

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 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 and a BBQ food trailer.  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 Porcupine Gulch Gold 001 Unpatented Placer Claim CMC# 105838798 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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