The Free Gold un-patented claims are located in the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 11, Township 5N., Range 12W., Gila & Salt River Base and Meridian, La Paz County, Arizona. The group consists of one 40 acre placer claim and two 18 acre lode claims overlapping the north and south portions of the placer claim. This provides the buyer with added protection, preventing someone from staking a lode claim over their placer allowing the new owner the opportunity to mine the placer deposits and to go after the lode gold-quartz veins and shear zones. This gives the buyer the best of both worlds so to speak. The claims have great two wheel access but please no RV’s. There are RV parks in Wenden and Salome or camping areas within a mile or so from the claims. If you attempt to bring in a large RV you will probably spend a day digging it free, some of the desert washes are hard to get through for a long wheelbase. The claims are about 4 miles from hwy 60 and about 5 miles from the small town of Wenden. The town of Salome is 4 miles further down the hwy. You can purchase most anything you need there, gas, propane, groceries, auto parts etc. Between the two towns there are several motels, restaurants, RV parks, and the Cactus Bar if you like a cold beer or mixed drink.
Gold rich quartz veins, shear zones and pyritic silicified zones are found on the claims along with placer gold and gold bearing specimen rocks. This claim group will provide the claim buyer with enough area to work for many years. We did very well in our testing and located a large block of claims in this area. The old San Marcos Mine is a few hundred yards to the southeast of the claims and was located about 1897. A inclined shaft was sunk to a depth of 540 feet. The deposit occurs within a shear zone that strikes northeastward dips about 30 degrees NW. On the first level the vein was 18 to 24 inches wide, and contained high grade ore. Elevation of the claims average about 2200 feet. The asking price of this claim package is $4995 plus $175 documentation and transfer fees.
Price $4,995 = Pending Sale