GOLD #6 PLACER CLAIM
Below is a map
showing where the claim is located
it is north of the town of Superior, AZ
Asking price for this placer claim is $4,999.00
This is one of the most Beautiful Part's of
160 acre placer mining claim is for sale in the magnificent
Superstition Mountains of south central Arizona. This claim is located
approximately six miles south of the Superstition Wilderness in
northeastern Pinal County and about forty miles east of Phoenix.
Now if you're
for a place to hang
out, … hide out … from in-laws, outlaws or
just might be the claim for you. This is the perfect place to watch the
sun set or rise, if you're into getting up before breakfast.
are a bunch of old mines to
explore in the area with gold, yes gold, silver and copper, and other
minerals to be found. Mile after mile of hiking, ATV, Jeep and
horseback trails to follow and investigate. This claim is just a
fantastic spot to prospect, metal detect or just kick back and enjoy
the solitude and privacy you will achieve here.
Specifics About This Claim:
normally dry, seasonal stream flows from north to south through
the claim, fed by
winter and summer rains. This seasonal stream
will likely provide you with an
adequate water supply for mining, testing or camp
needs. Non-potable water may also
be obtained from nearby seasonal springs. The main drainage and
drainage’s are loaded with black sands, a good clue that
heavy metals including gold are nearby. Elevations on the claim range
from about 2650' at the top of the butte at the northwest part of the
to about 2300' at the wash that traverses the claim north to south.
This provides a vertical elevation change of 100's of feet. You will
a high centered two wheel
drive vehicle to access the claim. Small campers and trailers should
make it just fine. The road to the claim runs right through the west
side of the claim.
I cannot think of a mountain
range anywhere in the world that has the natural beauty, romance,
intrigue and mystery that the fabulous Superstitions retain. Just look
at a topographic map of the area and note the fascinating points of
interest, Hieroglyphic Canyon, Massacre Grounds, Peralta Trail, Weavers
Needle, First Water Creek, Geronimo Head, Tortilla Flat, Apache Gap to
name a few.
Most folks think
the Superstition Mountains as the home of the fabulously rich Lost
Dutchman Mine. This may very well be true. As the story
goes Jacob Waltz,
a German immigrant discovered a very rich gold mine somewhere in the
rugged Superstition Mountain Range in or about 1878. During the next
decade Waltz, also known as the Dutchman would make an occasional trip
into the mountains and return with a load of extremely rich gold ore.
The word got out eventually and soon other prospectors and evil doers
attempted to follow Waltz and jump his rich claim. None of these men
were successful. Waltz reportedly died of pneumonia in 1891. He was 83
years old. With his death, so died the location of his fabulously rich
gold mine. For over 100 years men and women have searched for the Lost
Dutchman Mine with no success. The mine remains lost to
the Dutchman leading
his harem of faithful??? burros, Carmen, Carmelita and Carlotta across
your claim on his way to or from his rich mine. For all we know his
lost mine could be located on your claim. The actual location has never
been found. The Dutchman was known to say that ‘no
miner will find my mine.’
Does that mean that he concealed the location by blasting the opening
shut? Or does it mean that the mine is not located within the area most
often searched? Who knows!
Most of the
rock flows that
comprise the western portion of the Superstitions are barren of known
gold mineralization with exception of the Goldfield
area. To the east this situation changes considerably. There are many
known mines and prospects from the mining town of Superior, northward
towards Iron Mountain and eastward. Just take a look at the topo map
below to see all the mines in this area. We personally have prospected
the area near Iron Mountain for several years (this area is now within
the Superstition Wilderness). Here we found gold and
extremely rich silver in very old mine workings.
Some of these old prospects and mine tunnels could date back to the
days when the Peralta families explored and mined the area.
The Apache Gold #6
placer mining claim is located in the NE 1/4 of Section 21, Township 1
South, Range 11 East within the Tonto National Forest, on
administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). The corners are
well flagged and marked with metal tags, designating the claim corner
and the name of the claim and date (as required by the State of
Arizona). Please note that this is an unpatented mining
claim meaning that you are purchasing the surface mineral rights only.
The Government retains the surface rights. We will provide the buyer
with GPS coordinates, allowing you ease in locating the corner posts
and the claim lines.
This is an unpatented placer claim,
meaning that you can shovel the gold bearing sand and gravel through a
dry washer to recover the gold. Or if you are lazy like myself, use a
metal detector and hunt for the lunkers. You are purchasing the mineral
rights only. The Federal Government owns the land.
This 160 acre placer claim consists of approximately 6,969,600 square
feet, or 2,640 feet in width by 2,640 feet in length. More than enough
area to dig on if you so desire or have the energy. Think of it like
this, the average city lot is about 60' by 100', or about 6000 Square
Feet. Seven lots will easily fit into one acre. 160 acres equals over
an amazing 1,160 city
lots. How long do you think it will
take you to adequately prospect 1,160 city lots?..........
good, well maintained 2 wheel drive National
Service road leads right to the claim. We will supply the winning
topographic map of the area, which is very detailed, and will show the
claim boundaries outlined. Several small prospects on mineralized
zones, make this claim great for rockhounding, metal detecting,
drywashing etc. Gentle rolling hills, small washes with good bedrock
exposures and lots of black sands.
rains have undoubtedly uncovered areas that have never been exposed
before. Consider the tremendous
force of flood waters moving boulders sometimes as large
as a car downstream, freeing gold
that were trapped under the boulders for thousands of years. These
nuggets may be re-deposited at the first natural trap they encounter,
sometimes under a mere few inches of sand and gravel.
Through the years erosion has attacked the rich
outcrops and created the gold placer deposits found on this
ground is littered with quartz fragments, some of these are gold
bearing, especially the rusty, reddish pieces. Placer gold, mineral
rich black sands and gold bearing quartz float have been deposited down
slope from these gold rich mines. And continues to do so, everyday,
especially following a heavy downpour. A dirt road runs west to east
and forks just as it gets onto the claim. One fork leads to the
southeast and the other goes northeast past the mine shaft in the
picture. A quad, ATV or Jeep type vehicle will make life easier to get
around on the claim. Being off the beaten trail, ensures you will have
solitude while working this great placer claim. Large, level camp sites
for RV’s are found just off the claim to the west.
clearance 2 wheel drive can easily get to the claim,
4x4 is preferred. Great for Jeeps, ATV's and pickup trucks.
The main drainage and
smaller drainage’s are loaded
with black sands, a good clue that other heavy metals including gold
are nearby. Elevations on the claim range from about 2720 feet on the
hilltop at the northeast end of the claim to about 2350 feet along the
wash running through the south part of the claim east to west. With
another draining the hills running from the northeast corner of the
So, if you are into
prospecting, hiking, exploring, metal detecting, dry washing, camping
or hunting, this is a beautiful area.
are no other costs to the buyer. We will pay all transfer costs.
The Federal Government owns the land.
You are purchasing the mineral rights only.
You will need to pay the annual fee's due by September 1st, 2008
There is NO running water. Just rain runoff.
NE 1/4 Section 21, Township
1 S., Range 11 E., Gila & Salt River Base and Meridian, Arizona