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Golden Hawk 
Unpatented Lode Claim
20.66 Acres
NM # 105234978

Sierra County, New Mexico
Chloride Mining District

Price:  6,500 USD 

Primary Metals
Silver & Gold

Secondary Metals
Copper & Lead


Buy the Golden Hawk unpatented Lode Claim outright for 6,500 USD.




Finance in house with 2,600 USD down and 179.52 USD per month for 24 months. 

Claim Features

Easy Access

Numerous Old Workings

Precision Surveyed

Claim Status



The Golden Hawk unpatented lode claim is a 20.66 acre parcel located one mile outside of the historic mining boom town of Chloride New Mexico located on top of the Apache Vein of mineralization located within the unique Black Range geological district.

The claim features two separate mine shafts that produced primarily silver and copper with additional gold and lead values. The first mine shaft is over 120' deep and the second is approximately 80' in depth.  Mineralization of the vein can be seen easily on the surface within the tailings piles left behind.  This mine is a great starter mine for people who want to begin their own mining careers.  With ample acreage and a unique vein structure this claim will provide years of fun exploration and mining.  

The 1880's Black Range Chloride newspaper reported the Golden Hawk mine, (formerly the Apache mine - Hoosier mine) held a 12 foot vein consisting of quartz, carrying copper, and silver within the contact between trachyte and porphyry, as already found in the the Wall Street mines group further along the Apache Vein.

The Apache Vein is know for producing net average values of 400 USD per ton in the 1880's.  Silver values averaged 25 USD per ton in the 1880's.


Started in 1880 by and originally called the Apache mine and was owned by a James P. Blain and other unknown partners.  In 1940 the Empire Mines and Metals Co purchased the Apache mine and restarted mining operations, the mine was overseen by Ferguson T.R. until the start of WW2 stifled all mining production permanently from this mine.  Ferguson T.R. sunk two different shafts following veins of mineralization from the top top center of the mountain and on the North face.  The total reported amount of production in 3 years was 15,000 USD in 1940's money; today that value would be over 300,000 USD!

An Exert From the Black Range Newspaper October 5th 1883

Capt. Blain has finished assessment work on the Nana and Apache claims and is very much pleased with the appearance of the ore streaks as they now appear


Associated Host Rock

Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic), Intermediate Volcanic Rock, Andesite

Host Rock

Sedimentary Rock, Carbonate, Limestone, Madera Limestone

Stratigraphic Age

Pilocene, Pennsylvanian



Argentite, Chalcocite, Chalcopyrite, Chlorargyrite, Galena, Gold, Silver.


Calcite, Epidote, Garnet, Quartz


(Local) Propylitized Andesite


Ore Emplacement

Mineralized solutions rose along faults and filled fissures.  The ore body general form is pinch and swell with a thickness of 2.44 meters.  Deposits occur as irregular shoots in fissure veins ranging from 2 feet to 8 feet wide and striking Northwest.



Silver, Copper, Gold, Lead

Geologic Structure

Type of Structure 


Structure Description

Gravity slide block of limestone overlays propylitized andesite


This property can be accessed by vehicle from either the bottom or the top of the claim by standard clearance pickup trucks.  The location is a secluded canyon area with a rich mining past along Wall St. RD.


Secure your own mining claim in this rich valley today!


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Recommended Gold Recovery Methods

Hardrock Mining

Land Ownership Status

Forest Service 

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 Golden Hawk Unpatented Lode Claim NM# 105234978 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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