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Willow Ridge Gold 
Unpatented Lode Claim
20.66 Acres
Monarch Mining District
Chaffee County, Colorado
Price:  10,500 USD

Primary Metal
Silver

Secondary Metals
Zinc, Copper, Lead

Financing

Finance the Willow Ridge Gold Lode Mine in house with 4,200 USD down and 289.99 USD per month for 2 years.  No hidden fees, credit checks, or early pre-payment penalties.

 

Overview

Featuring 4 different adit, a large mine spill, numerous prospect holes, a small shaft, and several dozer cuts, and a large open cut pit.  The Willow Ridge Gold Lode was a historic silver producer in the early 1900's and was shut down due to the war act of WW2 and only explored intermittently since then, with full production mining never returning to the claim.

On the claim sits an old cabin adjacent to one of the mines main portals.  Additionally, there is an old car located on the property believed to be from to 1940's - 1950's time.

This claim is known for producing silver as the main commodity mined, with Zinc, Copper, and Lead being the secondary metals associated with this hydrothermal deposit.  Numerous quartz dominated intrusive reefs are located throughout the claim with widths ranging from a few inches tov upwards of 8 feet in width along the surface exposure trend.

Access

The claim is accessible via dirt Forest Service RD that is passable by pickup truck or ATV.

Claim Workings Pictures

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Open Cut Pit

Air Slacked Adit

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Prospect Pit
 

Main Adit, Air Slacked

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Surface Dozer Cut

Small Shafts

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Mine Adit, Air Slacked

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Mine Adit, Air Slacked

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Prospect Pit