Arizona Gold Mining Claim Silver Copper Mine Mohave AZ Tunnel-Shafts-Dry Wash-NR

Category Real Estate Land

Current price $1,080.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Chandler, Arizona 852** US

Quantity sold 0

Quantity available 1

Bids 18

Seller scyros35 (15421)

Seller rating 99.9% positive feedback

Type Of Claim Lode

Featured Refinements Gold Mining Claim

Property Address Wikieup, AZ 86406

State/Province Arizona

Seller State Of Residence California

Zip/Postal Code 86406

Zoning Mixed

City Wikieup

Acreage 20.66

Type Unpatented Mining Claims

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This historic mine is in the Rawhide Wash/Kimble Sub-District of the Cleopatra Mining District.
One of the original mines for which the Cleopatra Mining District was named for, the Cleopatra Mine is a rare chance to own a piece of documented history. A former surface and underground Cu-Au-Ag mine, the underground workings here consists of more than 620-feet of horizontals tunnels cut off of a main shaft on three levels (at the 24’, 68’ and 163’ levels) that descends 163’ at a 20-degree angle. The last documented production from this mine was 1944.
Lots of remnants from an earlier age still remain onsite - from the hand-laid rock walls to divert the water carried through the wash away from the shaft, to the original winze and haul motor and even some of the original tracking.
The average temperature of Mohave County is 67.54°F, which is higher than the Arizona average temperature of 65.97°F and is much higher than the national average temperature of 54.45°F.
This mine likely has not seen visitors for decades at a minimum, as it is not visible from the surrounding terrain. Unless you knew where it was, you would not see it in the distance. Because of that, the old cart path has mostly been reclaimed by nature, so I would absolutely call this road a 4-wheel drive road (cart path is more like it) only unless some improvements were made.
* Quitclaim deed conveying 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.
(Below are the microscope pictures of samples)
Cut from hard rock, this mine is still intact, although most of the timbering has seen better days.
There are plenty of parks in the area- Dolan Springs Trail – Neal Butler Park – Veterans Park – Mt. Tipton Park – Chloride Park to just name a few. Davis Camp has spaces for rent with full hookups for your trailer or RV and plenty of campsites along the beach for campers and tent spots. Hualapai Mountain Park - is a nice spot to picnic, hike, camp. Mt. Tipton Community Park was established in 1974 and is located in Dolan Springs on Pierce Ferry Road just east of Hwy 93. Approximately six acres in size. Veteran's Community Park was established in 1979 and is located in Golden Valley on the corner of Chino and Verde, just north of Highway 68. Approximately eighteen acres in size the Neal Butler Community Park - Established in 1972 is located just north of Kingman at the intersection of Bank and Jagerson.
This claim includes a large section of the dry wash, which would be worth working as well, as the gold in this area is well documented. This mine is worth doing your own research on - start with Minedat and feel free to search some of these references; Niemuth, N.J. K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, AZ Dept. Mines & Min. Resources Open File Rept. 92-10: 11 (Table 1); Arizona State Dept. of Min. Resources files; Arizona State Land Dept. Mineral map; USGS Prescott map; USGS 15 minute Artillery Peak topo. map; AZ Dept. Min. Resources (ADMR) Mohave card file; AZ Dept. Min. Resources (ADMR) Cleopatra Mine file; Malach, R. (1977), Mohave County mines, Mohave County Board of Supervisors, Kingman; Mines Handbook (1924): 283; MRDS files #10027683 & 10258908; Yale Peabody GNIS database (NOTE: this database is derived from USGS 1:24,000 topographic map data).
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).
In addition to gold, silver and copper, the documented mineralization produced from this mine also includes secondary copper minerals like Chalcocite, Chrysocolla and Malachite.
(Above you are looking at about 1oz of Gold - Au / ppm)
(Looking at over 1/2 oz of Silver - Ag ppm)
The United States Congress designated the Rawhide Mountains Wilderness map in 1990 and it now has a total of 38,470 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Arizona and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Just beyond Alamo Dam, the Bill Williams River cuts through this Wilderness, dividing two mountain ranges, the Rawhides to the north and the Buckskins to the south. For more than five miles the river traverses the colorful 600-foot-deep Bill Williams Gorge, a stretch of white water that attracts many river runners. Several small rocky side canyons join the river, their waters feeding into the main flow over low falls. The riparian habitat supports cottonwood and willow, and provides habitat for beavers, several species of raptors, amphibians, and reptiles. At least one pair of bald eagles nest here. The Rawhide Mountains are low, with elevations from 700 feet to 2,430 feet. Numerous outcroppings break the skyline, and several washes and canyons cut through the Rawhides. Mississippi Wash is probably the most notable, a winding canyon with several waterfalls. The Buckskin Mountains are higher and more scenically appealing, with elevations from 1,700 feet to 3,927 feet on Ives Peak, but they are less easily accessed. Blessed with year-round water, the area makes a fine choice for extended backpacking trips.
The Rawhide Mountains Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Rawhide Mountains Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.
In the Cleopatra Mining District, other than Gold and Silver there are many other minerals that are commonly found in the area - Baryte - Calcite - Cerussite - Chlorargyrite - Chrysocolla - Creaseyite - Fluorapatite - Fluorite Galena - Mimetite - Quartz - Scholzite - Smithsonite - Willemite
Good access by dirt road for just about any 2-wheel drive vehicle, however the last 500 or so feet is overgrown, so I'd in order to be safe, you would need to have 4-wheel drive, good ground clearance and good tire tread in order to be able to pull right to the mine entrance.
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 as well 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 and/or myself on a visit to this property. All Pictures are of the actual property – no stock photographs were used
The original discover marker is still present and standing!
Mining claims are a tangible asset just like any other Real property (real estate) and show a lifetime proof of all interests in minerals in the area specified by the above claim. Once you own this claim and the associated mineral rights, you will own them for life as long as you keep up with the annual fees. This claim can be bought, sold, leased or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate.
A mining claim can be willed or passed down to future generations as part of a trust or your estate, or you can trade it, lease it out for a period or time (or indefinitely), gift it to a family member or friend and you can also transfer or sell just an interest in it in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. In other words, you could sell a 25% or a 50% share in it if you wanted in order to bring on a partner in the future - or you could sell the entire claim in whole.
This auction is for full/all interest in this 20.66 acre lode mining claim (unless the acreage indicated in the above mine description is different). This claim covers the entire site, 1,500 feet by 600 feet (unless the claim description above describes different measurements), and includes full rights to all minerals, gems and just about whatever else you may find of value on the property (except oil and gas, which are handled separately). The winner of this auction will receive a notarized quitclaim deed to the full claim and all associated documentation showing full ownership of the claim. We pay ALL fees associated with transferring this claim into your name - legal fees, title transfer fees, document fees, notary costs, recording fees and even shipping fees, so all you will pay is the final price of the auction, not a penny more.
In order to hold on to your claim for life, you will need to pay an annual maintenance fee to the Government (BLM, not us) every year. Currently the maintenance fee is $155 per year per claim that you own, and it is due on September 1st of every year. NOTE that if you own fewer than 10 claims nationwide, we can assist you in filing the paperwork to waive the maintenance fee every year. That means you will only pay $15 per year for your maintenance fee instead of $155. We guarantee that all past fees have been paid in full and there are no outstanding debts or amounts owed on the claim prior to the transfer of ownership into your name.
The federal government retains ownership of the land - so this means that you will not have any annual real estate taxes due on your mining claim, and you will not have to maintain liability insurance in case someone gets injured on your claim due to no fault of your own.
First, we handle all the paperwork and costs associated with transferring this claim into your name should you win this auction. But if you decide to sell this claim at some point in the future, interest in a properly recorded mining claim or site may be transferred (i.e sold) in part or its entirety. A quitclaim deed or recordable conveyance document is required and if you do sell your claim someday and the transfer documents should be filed within 60 days after the transfer.
We can and will help you with the paperwork for no cost should you need a hand selling your claim in the future if you pay all of the County, State and Federal fees (usually less than $40 to $60).
But again - with regard to transferring this claim initially into your name, we take care of all the paperwork at our expense. You do not have to worry about anything. we handle the BLM transfer documentation and the county recording. .
Without an approved plan of operations, you have the same rights and restrictions as the public. If the area is open to camping to the public, then it is permissible. However, you need to check with the BLM Field Office or the local District Ranger for areas open to camping. Under Federal law in order to occupy the public lands under the mining laws for more than 14 calendar days in any 90 day period, a claimant must be involved in certain activities that (a) are reasonably incident; (b) constitute substantially regular work; (c) are reasonably calculated to lead to the extraction and beneficiation of minerals; (d) involve observable on-the-ground activity that can be verified; and (e) use appropriate equipment that is presently operable, subject to the need for reasonable assembly, maintenance, repair or fabrication of replacement parts. All five of these requirements must be met for occupancy to be permissible.
Although it is possible to build a permanent structure on a mining claim, it is extremely expensive and you will have to jump through way too many hoops to consider it easy to do. It would have to be in support of a commercial, year-round mining operation for starters, and you would need to post a large reclamation bond to insure that if you ever abandoned your claim, the bond would pay for the removal of the structure and the reclamation or the area. So in short, it is technically possible to build on your mining claim, but just be aware that it is very difficult and expensive to do - however, camping is almost always involved unless your claim is in a wilderness area, which is not very common at all.
In addition to handling all of the paperwork to transfer this claim into your name, as well as paying all of the fees so you do not have any costs other than the final price of the auction when the bidding closes, we also pay all of the costs associated with mailing the paperwork to you as well as to the County and Federal Government for recording and sending you back certified copies.
We will ship you a folder with all paperwork, claim coordinates, maps and information on your claim, including a CD-Rom with all of the pictures of your claim upon your payment in full clearing. We ship everything to you the same business day (if payment is received by 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) - and we will always provide you with the tracking information so you are always informed.
You initial claim packet that we mail has an unrecorded deed so that you can show ownership immediately after payment and be able to visit your claim. A second original deed goes to the County for recording the same day, and a third original deed goes to the BLM for certification as well. Both of those originals will be returned to you so you will wind up with several original deeds - but the County and BLM deeds can take 3 to 6 weeks to be returned to you, which is why we send you the initial original on day one.
Your payment of this eBay auction item in full gives you 100% ownership of this entire claim, with no other fees and/or other costs for the transfer of ownership required. This is NOT an auction for the down payment, this is NOT a partnership arrangement where someone else will own part of the claim with you, and there are NO other fees or costs for the transfer of this claim in your name.
eBay does not allow checkout on the eBay website for any Real Estate transactions - simply because it is not like selling a widget - the transfer of real estate is complicated and requires notary work, licensed professionals and recording. Note that this is eBay’s rules and not ours and it is the same for any mining claim seller on eBay
We also are not able to accept PayPal payments for mining claims, as claims are real estate and PayPal does not allow payments to be made on any real estate items, including single family homes, condos, mining claim or land purchases. We DO accept just about every other kind of payment method you can think of: Personal Checks, Business Checks, Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Bank Wires, ACH payments, Direct Bank Deposit at any Bank of America Branch, Gold or Silver Bullion (at the day’s SPOT prices), etc. After the auction close, we will send you a secure link to handle the payment safely online if you prefer, and we can also take care of payment by mail or telephone, as we are a traditional Brick and Mortar business - so whichever method you prefer is perfectly fine with us.
We provide financing plans with no interest or fees. Financing terms are minimum of $500 down with the balance will due within 90-days via three equal monthly payments of the remaining balance after the down payment has been paid.
With all financing plans, we do not transfer the final deed into your name until the claim has been paid in full. In the event of a default on a payment plan, we do not refund your down payment - however, we do allow you to put that down payment towards any other purchase as a store credit in full. If you are financing a climate and there is less than 90 days until September 1st (i.e. from June 1st through September 1st), when the annual fee for mining claims is due to the Federal Government, we will add the $165 maintenance fee to your down payment and pay it to the BLM on your behalf thereby increasing your down payment to $655 instead of $500 - however, the $165 portion of the down payment does not go towards your principle balance since it is used to pay the annual fees to the government, therefore the actual down payment credit will still be $500. Approval for financing is automatic as long as you have a valid eBay account in good standing.

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