Arizona Gold Mine Lode Mining Claim Aquila Silver Adit Shaft Open Pit/Cut AZ Ore

Category Real Estate Land

Current price $1,625.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Aguila, Arizona 853** US

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Seller scyros35 (14656)

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Type Of Claim Lode

Featured Refinements Gold Mining Claim

Property Address Aguila, Arizona 85320

State/Province Arizona

Seller State Of Residence California

Zip/Postal Code 85320

Zoning Mixed

City Aguila

Acreage 20.66

Type Unpatented Mining Claims

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20.66 ACRE UNPATENTED LODE MINING CLAIM ON FEDERAL LAND IN THE HISTORIC AGUILA ARIZONA MINING DISTRICT / MARICOPA COUNTY ARIZONA
There’s a total of three mines here. The main adit is wide open and in great shape. Cut on the main vein, it runs for 107 feet through hard rock and has a large area of open stoping at the end. Tons of exposed vein material yet to be pulled out of this one! The second Adit is partialy blocked, but the mine is intact and accessible (you can get in easily - it maybe just needs 30 minutes with a pick and shovel to open it back up to the full width/height entrance) and it runs for 67’ on a secondary vein. The old shaft has been either backfilled or has been filled over by erosion/gravel from the hillside, so not sure if it is going to be accessible or worth opening, but the host rock it was cut into looks promising enough to try.
OK gold and silver values based on just surface measurements in a few areas – worth crushing up some rock and panning the gold out to find if even more is likely, as they put a LOT of work and money into this one, and you don't do that without a good return. An ounce of each per ton is not out of the question here on just the tailings based on the average in this district, and it would not take that much work to pull out a 1,000 lbs of the best looking ore with a days’ worth of work and a pick-up truck or small trailer.
The clearly exposed and visible individual deposits on this claim range from narrow veins with small but enriched high grade ore shoots, to wide shear and breccia zones of medium grade material. The chief manganese minerals are the common oxides, usually occurring as a mixture of pyrolusite, psilomelane, wad, and manganite. The gangue is composed largely of calcite, quartz; and unreplaced fragments of wall rock.
This is one of only a handful of available mines from the historic Aguila Arizona mining district. Aquila is largely known as a manganese and copper mining area that is located at the North end of the Bighorn Mountains, about 14 miles South of Aguila at an altitude of 2,300 feet. At one time it was actually the second greatest producer of manganese in all of Arizona.
BUYER WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING WITH THEIR COMPLETED TRANSACTION:
* Quitclaim deed showing full ownership of the claim. This will be stamped, recorded and verified with the County and the BLM offices.
* Welcome packet with all of the rules and regulations as they relate to the State and BLM where the claim is located.
* Educational documents to annually renew your mining claim with the BLM.
* A CD of all of the documented images of the claim including maps of the site.
* Map of claim marked and GPS coordinates.
* Multiple maps showing claim location and surrounding areas for access.
Portable X-Ray Fluorescence field units (also known as XRF guns) are commonly used by large commercial mining operations, well-equipped/funded private prospectors and even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as many other government agencies for the most accurate field sampling in the quickest amount of time. In no way do we advise that you base all of your commercial mining valuations on just one or two samples (regardless of how accurate the method that you use to sample is), but this extremely precise and versatile $40,000 device is equipped with powerful X-ray tubes, specialized filters, highly advanced detectors, and multi-beam optimization that efficiently analyzes the chemistry of the rock, soil, and sediment that hosts metals, for a quick and extremely accurate analysis of even trace levels of metals like silver, lead, gold, platinum, copper and many other elements.
Today’s highly sensitive XRF Handhelds (we use the best unit available on the market – an Olympus Delta Premium with a full mining package) work by emitting an x-ray beam with enough energy to displace the electrons in the inner shells of the atoms that differ from the energy it gives off leading to a loss of energy in that atom. The specific loss of energy identifies the elements that are present in the sample. While fire assay is still the most widely used way to gauge how much or a particular metal (like gold and silver) is present in a sample since it can test the entire sample, it is an expensive process and takes many weeks to get an answer. XRF technology is the fastest and most accepted method in existence today for sampling a few millimeters (or deeper depending on the type of host rock sampled) into the surface of even the hardest rock, and the accuracy is measured in 1 to 2 parts per million (PPM)
_COME TO HIKE, CAMP, RIDE AND SHOOT - OR COME TO PULL SOME SHINY ROCK$ OUT OF THE GROUND;-)_
ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT
This is one of only a handful of available mines from the historic Aguila Arizona mining district. Aquila is largely known as a manganese and copper mining area that is located at the North end of the Bighorn Mountains, about 14 miles South of Aguila at an altitude of 2,300 feet. At one time it was actually the second greatest producer of manganese in all of Arizona.
In 1920, the USGS did a major study on the area and reported that in addition to manganese, Aguila was also a major producer of Copper. They noted that the local ores, which are composed of “Pre-Cambrian granite, gneiss and schist overlain by Tertiary lava flows”, contained considerable amounts of gold as well as large concentrations of lead and silver.
During WWII, when the government outlawed the mining of precious metals in order to focus the mining industry on mining minerals and metals considered vital for the war effort, Aguila became a big for area for “manganese” as you can probably imagine. Manganese, which is a chemical element (designated by the symbol Mn with the atomic number 25) is a metal with important industrial metal alloy uses, particularly in stainless steels and was considered a strategic mineral so therefore it was still legal to mine. A lot of manganese was mined here as the record books show, but there was also a large amount of gold, silver and lead that is still visible in the many high grade ore piles that have just been set aside and never shipped.
The clearly exposed and visible individual deposits on this claim range from narrow veins with small but enriched high grade ore shoots, to wide shear and breccia zones of medium grade material. The chief manganese minerals are the common oxides, usually occurring as a mixture of pyrolusite, psilomelane, wad, and manganite. The gangue is composed largely of calcite, quartz; and unreplaced fragments of wall rock.
AGUILA, AZ
Aguila is a CDP in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 60 approximately 20 miles west of Wickenburg, or at approximately 50000 N. 510th Ave. Major economic activities include cantaloupe farming and mining. It uses the same street numbering system as Phoenix. As of the 2010 census, the population of Aguila was 798.
Eagle Eye Road heading south out of Aguila from Hwy 60 offers beautiful wilderness areas for jeep rides, hiking trails, rock hounding and scenic views.
ACCESS
Eagle Eye Road heading south out of Aguila from Hwy 60 offers beautiful wilderness areas for jeep rides, hiking trails, rock hounding and scenic views.
This entire area is relatively easily accessible by dirt roads which are well marked and well maintained. A 2-wheel drive car can get to this claim easily off of route Route 60 via Eagle Eye Road and North Little Horn Peak Road, but I would recommend a good 4-wheel drive or even quads to be able to access the entire claim that is not on the road.
The area is full of dirt roads, so a good map and a good GPS unit is a must, but we'll show you exactly where it is on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding it will not be a problem for you.
I advise caution whenever driving or hiking on this claim – the entire valley is dotted with abandoned mines – some of them are easy to see from a distance, and some of them are impossible to see until you are right on top of them. I would estimate that only 20% of them are roped or fenced off – the rest are wide open and you should be extremely careful if entering them.
A couple of spare tires or an air compressor and patch kit or at least a couple of cans of tire sealant is strongly recommended for obvious reasons! Also, be sure to bring in whatever water you may need, as there are almost no water sources in the area 10 months out of the year.
Note that all of the pictures of this claim were taken by the team.
All Pictures are of the actual property – no stock photographs were used

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