Most people think of 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 Mountains 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 this day.
The El Rio De Oro #1 is an 80 acre
placer mining claim and is located just south of the Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Two wheel
drive access is good within 2000 feet of the claim and then access is by foot, jeep or ATV. Cottonwood Canyon flows east to
west across the southern portion of the claim. This Canyon is dotted with giant cottonwood trees and seasonal water making
it a beautiful peaceful site to set up camp and explore for gold, mineral specimens and gem stones. There are dozens of large
campsites to the south, large enough to accommodate several large RV's or more. There is an adequate supply of dry firewood
at most sites. Elevations on the claim average from about 2650 feet to well over 3000 feet. There are numerous caves, mines
and nearby springs, adequate for camp use. The claim was staked and located on the 15th of February,
2008 and recorded with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) on April
23, 2008. The AMC # is 391856. The claim comprises the east half of the NE 1/4 of Section 1, Township 1S, Range 11E,
(projected) Gila & Salt River Base & Meridian, Pinal County, Arizona. The claim is the east half of the original El Rio De Oro. Superior, AZ is the nearest full service community about 10 miles due SE of the claim
on highway 60.
Asking price is $2495 with terms available to qualified buyers... There are only a small number of these available and when they are gone, there will
be no more.
The Little Harquahala Mountains were
prospected by Spanish Explorers as early as 1762. This historical area is the home of several past producing high grade gold
mines. The largest and best known is the Harquahala Bonanza discovered in 1888. This mine and
two other smaller mines produced well over $100,000,000 in gold at today's prices. Several
of the old mining camp buildings are partially standing and the old miners cemetery is accessible.
The large mine tailing dumps contain the colorful blues and greens of copper minerals and of course gold rich quartz specimens.
Relics including purple bottles and coins are still found in the area. The mines themselves are private
property and caution should be used around the mine shafts and tunnels.
The LOST TREASURE DRAW #1 80 acre unpatented placer mining claim
is located in the Ellsworth Mining District in the Little Harquahala Mountains about 6 miles southeast of Salome, Arizona. The claim is situated in the east half of the southwest
1/4 of Section 12, Township 4 N., Range 13 W., (projected) Gila & Salt River Base and Meridian, La Paz County, Arizona.
The claim forms a slight basin, completely surrounded by mine shaft, adits and prospects and the most highly mineralized ground
to be found in western Arizona. Several desert washes traverse the claim and act as a catch basin for mineralized black sands,
gold and other valuable minerals. Elevations on the claim average 1700 feet.
Access is year around with great
camping sites on and off of the claim. The small Town of Salome offers a grocery store, gas, propane, auto parts, motel, restaurant,
bar, Post Office, RV parks, etc. This is a great claim for dry-washing, metal-detecting, high-banking, relic hunting
and just kicking back and having a great time outdoors with you and your family. This beautiful claim is located approximately
four miles northeast of the Historic Harquahala Bonanza.
The beautiful Colorado River lies less then
one hour to the west (see photo).
ASKING PRICE OF THIS GEM OF A CLAIM IS $2195 WITH TERMS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED BUYERS.
The Vulture Gold Mine was discovered by prospector Henry Wickenburg
in 1863, the quaint little western town was later named after him. He sold the mine a few years later and it
went on to produce over $200 million dollars in gold. The
exact production is unknown as much of the richer ore was "high-graded" or stolen by the miners and teamsters who
hauled the ore to the mill. Wickenburg is a full service community with much to offer for both the tourist and the modern day gold miner.
The "EL HALCON ORO #1" 80
acre unpatented placer mining claim is located in western Maricopa County about 25 miles SSW of Wickenburg,
Arizona. The claim is located on the northern flanks of the Belmont Mountains with the average
elevation of 1800 feet. About 10 miles to the north is the historic Vulture Gold Mine.Two major
drainages cut through the claim from west to east. These drainages cut through highly mineralized ground to the west and act
as a catch basin for gold and other heavy minerals on the claim. Access is gained with 4x4, ATV's or Jeep type vehicles
from a dirt road about 1/2 mile east. If you are seeking a highly mineralized claim with elbow room this is it.
Claim is located in the west 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of section 24, Township 4N., Range 7W., GSRBM Arizona.
THE ASKING PRICE OF THIS CLAIM IS $1995 with terms available for qualified buyers...
CANYON placer gold mining district has a history of gold mining going back to at least the 1850's. This area
is about 70 miles north of Phoenix and just west of I-17 on the eastern slopes of the Bradshaw Mountains.
Of the many (nearly 100) placer gold districts or areas in the state, the placer deposits of the Bradshaw
Mountains have been the richest. The BLACK CANYON district has produced about 50,000 ounces of placer gold. There are reportedly several very rich lost placer mines in the area.
The WILLOW WASH GOLD #1 80
acre placer mining claim is located in the BLACK CANYON
District about 70 miles north of Phoenix and a few miles west of the highway that connects Phoenix to Flagstaff.
The claim has great year around two wheel drive access and several nice level sites to park your RV, travel trailer or camper
on. It is situated in the north half of the northwest quarter of section 8, township 10 north, range 2 east, G&SRBM, Yavapai
County, Arizona. It is the north half of the original WILLOW WASH GOLD 160 acre
claim and was equally divided.
Placer gold is found in the washes near bedrock and in several
areas along ridge-tops and hillside slopes. A great place for metal detecting, dry-washing and high banking. Elevations on
the claim average 3150 feet.
$2395 Terms to qualified buyer...