San Domingo Gold #2
Unpatented Placer Claim
San Domingo Mining District
Maricopa County, Arizona
Sale Price: 35,000 USD
Finance the San Domingo Gold #2 Placer claim in house for 14,000 USD down and a monthly payment of 966.62 USD per month for 24 months.
No early pre-payment penalties, credit checks, or hidden fees.
The San Domingo Gold #2 Placer Claim is a 20.00 acre unpatented placer claim located in the historic San Domingo Mining district within Maricopa County, Arizona.
The San Domingo wash is extremely competitive for placer claims due to the year round mining season, large amounts of documented gold reserves, and extremely rich ore grades for gold in both fine gold and nugget form.
With Gunnison Gold Prospecting owning 4 unpatented placer claims contiguously thru the San Domingo wash this placer location is ideal for a small operator wanting to purchase all four claims of 80 acres total for uninterrupted and continuous mining operations. Or these the San Domingo claims can be sold individually; with a perfect location for both small scale miners and future miners, to mid-cap mining companies.
With extremely valuable historic documentation and very limited production without the high tech gold recovery systems miners now have access to today the San Domingo Claims are a diamond in the rough for a miner wanting to leverage this unexploited gold deposit to its fullest potential.
The San Domingo Gold #1 claim can be dry washed with recreational equipment to full scale mining equipment and everywhere in between.
Additionally, the San Domingo Gold #1 claim is a nugget hunters paradise with metal detecting due to the large and course gold found within the claim boundaries.
Featuring a dry wash over 300 feet wide and numerous feeder gulches flowing into the main dry wash. Large banks on either side of the dry wash are excellent locations for metal detecting.
Enjoy a year round mining season and great drivable access to the claim. From Phoenix the claim is a short 45 minute drive.
Additionally, camping is allowed onsite for up to 14 days at a time without a permit.
General Geological Location
Drainage system of San Domingo Wash, east tributary of Hassayampa Creek, Western Foothills of the Wickenburg Mountains.
Below is extensive information regarding absolute specifics of the San Domingo Gold Placer claims located within the famous San Domingo Wash.
Associated Rock Type
Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss
Host Rock Type
Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
Middle Miocene to Oligocene Sedimentary Rocks
Ore Body Information
Pockets & Bars
Depth to Top
Reserves & Resources
Gold is 925 to 965 in Finess
Gold Averages $0.40 - $0.80/cy
Average Grade From 1870 - 1880 was $0.68/cy
Gold is course and angularGold is mostly near bedrock in the upper reaches of the gulches, but is more widely distributed throughout the gravels of the lower country.
Placer workings 6-7 miles long by an irregular width. Not confined to stream beds but are also found on some of the gravely mesas. Gravels worked by Dry Washing or by Rocks when there was sufficient water. Dryland Dredge operated 1960 - 1962
Many of the nuggets were worth about $1 and some worth $30 in the 1870s. San Domingo District has the largest placer gold production in Maricopa County. Gravels averaged 0.032 OZ/CY Au (Approx 0.021 OZ/Ton) From 1870. Most of the activity took place between 1870-1880, but there was intermittent activity briefly in the mid 60's.
The source of the gold is believed to be in quartz veins in the nearby precambrian rocks.
First Year of Production
Last Production Run
1960 - 1962 Intermittently
General Physiographic Area
Basin & Range Province