High Grade Gold Mine with Copper & Turquoise in California - spectacular ore
Current price $787.00
Listing type Chinese
Location San Diego, California 921** US
Quantity sold 1
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Seller goldminesforsale (9)
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Seller State Of Residence California
HILLSIDE MINE CLAIM
The Hillside 2 claim consist of one (1) unpatented lode claim covering 20.66 acres on federal land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The Hillside 2 claim is in the Halloran Springs District in San Bernardino, California which is known for gold, copper, silver and turquoise.
The Hillside 2 claim has two shafts, one decline adit, and several prospect pits and other workings. The main shaft also has an open stope showing the vein material. There are multiple high grade dumps on the property with high grade gold-quartz ore and also copper oxide ores.
There are numerous dumps of spectacular high grade gold ore in quartz veins. Copper mineralization contains azurite, malachite, and turquoise. Some veins are gold-quartz-breccia and others are mainly copper minerals. The claim is at the base of Turquoise Mountain, a well-known turquoise mining area and part of a large copper porphyry target.
LOCATION AND ACCESS: From Las Vegas, take the US 15 West to Halloran Springs Exit. Go north on paved Halloran Springs Road and follow it as it curves to west. Halloran Springs Road will eventually become a dirt road. There will be a t-junction, take a left then stay on this road – still Halloran Springs Road – for another 1.6 miles to the claim. The claim is to the north of Halloran Springs road about .25 miles. There are jeep trails and navigable washes directly to the claim. The shafts have intact fencing that is visible from the road.
GPS COORDINATES: Lat: 35.409773° Long: -115.931098° (location of Hillside 2 Shaft / Open Stope)
MINING AND EXPLORATION POTENTIAL: The Hillside 2 has two vein systems that could be explored and developed. The veins in this district tend to be long and have good depth. The veins outcrop, but there is opportunity to discover deposits under thin alluvial cover using modern geophysical techniques. There are two areas with intense copper oxide mineralization and potential turquoise. These could be developed for gem or lapidary materials. The claim is next to a large copper porphyry target and there is the potential that a copper mining company could take an interest in the district. There is open ground and this claim could be developed into a larger claim package if necessary. Lots of good potential here for both small miners and a larger exploration effort.
THE HALLORAN SPRINGS DISTRICT is located in San Bernardino County, California near Baker, California and just off the 15 Freeway.
The Halloran Springs district has been mined for turquoise for over 1,000 years. Archeologists have dated the earliest mining to about 1,000 AD. It is hypothesized that the turquoise was mined by Ancestral Puebloans from the New Mexico and Colorado area.
The District was rediscovered in 1897 and exploration for turquoise began. George Kunz, a famous gemologist, produced a report on the district in 1905. The Toltec Gem Mining Co. actively mined the turquoise deposits in the district. All the mines were relatively big producers and the material of good quality. The largest turquoise stone was 203 carets. Mindat.org has some good pictures of the turquoise material found in the district.
Gold mining in the district began at the nearby Wanderer Mine in 1902 by Jams Hyten. There are 46 gold mines in the district. The veins had free milling gold and good depth. However, the amount of alluvial cover in the district probably limited exploration success by the old-timers.
In 1930, there was a revival in the District due to a discovery at the Telegraph Mine. A group of 15 claims at the Telegraph were leased to the Hellenic Gold Mining Co. of Las Vegas. Gold at the Telegraph was found in quartz and calcite veins and assayed up to $800 per ton (40 ounces per ton).
In 1978-79 Duval Corporation, a large mining company, drilled the West Camp area and discovered a evidence of copper porphyry mineralization.
With higher copper prices and renewed interest in copper porphyry exploration, Halloran Springs could see more interest from large mining companies.
LOCAL GEOLOGY: The country rock is Pre-Cambrian Gneiss that is intruded by a Cretaceous or Tertiary quartz monzonite. All the past producing mines are hosted by the quartz monzonite. There is evidence of copper porphyry mineralization. Also, high grade gold-silver veins and silver-lead-zinc veins are formed in shear zones and on the contact between the quartz monzonite intrusive and the country rock. The shear zones can be quite long with good vertical extent, for instance the Wanderer Mine vein has 2,000 feet of strike length and potential depth to 1,000 feet or more. The Hillside veins had about 1,000 feet of strike length. Gold veins come in quartz veins up to 8 feet thick or in banded breccias. Gold is usually free milling.
Turquoise deposits in the district are probably a sign of a copper porphyry at depth. Turquoise deposits are found in argillic alteration zones in fractures.
Wilkerson, Gregg, _‘Northern Halloran Springs mining district, San Bernardino, California’_, 2018, Academia.edu, 20p.
WHY SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA?
Although California is not generally considered mining friendly, it does have a large mining industry including several producing gold mines. California is the home of the original gold rush and has extensive gold mineralization throughout the state.
San Bernardino County is very large and has lots of remote areas with current mining activity.
The prospects for permitting a mine in San Bernardino are quite good.
WHY BUY A CLAIM?
Buying a claim is a great way to get started in mining and prospecting. Buying a claim that is professionally staked reduces your upfront work and the risk of making a mistake on your paperwork or in the field. Our claims are in areas with historical mining activity and most have numerous pits, shafts, and adits to explore. Finding these claims takes lots of research that is already done for you.
We compile an extensive data package on all our claims (which we provide you) including geological reports, assays, maps, photos, and other historical research. All of this information will be very helpful if you decide to sell your claim in the future.
I have been working in mineral exploration in the southwestern United States and Alaska for 16 years. I have co-founded four junior mining companies and managed numerous drilling and exploration projects. I have worked with large and small mining companies and know what types of projects they are looking for that can be advanced by small prospectors. I have also worked on small hardrock production projects. I usually try to find claims that have known high grade veins that can be produced and that also have some exploration upside. We stand by our claims and fix any problems that come up. We can also help you with your annual filings. All our claims have a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) serial number and can be found on the U.S. BLM MLRS website database. We hire the same professional claim staking companies that the large mining companies hire and all the claims have professionally drafted and accurate maps.
HOW IS OWNERSHIP OF THE CLAIM TRANSFERRED?
Ownership of mining claims is transferred with a Quit Claim Deed which we prepare. We pay all claim transfer fees and file the claim transfer paperwork with the BLM and San Bernardino County. The BLM takes about 2-3 weeks to process the claim transfer (Quit Claim) and register the claim in your name. The San Bernardino County Recorder usually take 1-2 weeks to return the recorded Quit Claim Deed. Once the transfer is complete we will send you all the original documents including the file stamped Quit Claim Deed, the original location notices and claim maps.
HOW MUCH ARE THE ANNUAL CLAIM FEES?
The BLM charges a $165 per claim annual maintenance fee which is due on September 1st each year. The BLM fees can be paid online through their claim management portal. San Bernardino County requires that a Notice of Intent to Hold form is filed the first year by Nov 1st along with payment of the recording fee of around $95. California counties do charge nominal property taxes on mining claims.
If you own less than 10 mining claims you can qualify for a waiver of the annual maintenance fee by filing a Small Miner’s Waiver. However, the Small Miner’s Waiver requires that you perform $100 in labor or improvements on the claim each year.
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