Gold Mines in Arizona

Arizona Mining Claims for Sale

Each year we sell quite a few gold mines in Arizona. We typically head down to Arizona in the winter and spring months and the claims we stake end up on our website late winter through late spring. If we currently don't have any mining claims in Arizona, feel free to check out our other mines in the Western United States. If you would like to receive updates on our new mining claims we invite you to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Gold Mines in Arizona

Arizona is a land rich in minerals. According to the BLM there are more than 35,000 active mining claims on Arizona’s public lands. The exact amount of unclaimed mines is unknown, but gold mines in Arizona abound. The best estimate comes from a mid-1990's survey conducted by Arizona State Mine Inspector's Office (ASMI). They surveyed mines in high traffic recreational areas. From their survey they estimated that there may be as many as 24,183 abandoned mines in Arizona. Many of these mines are insignificant; shallow trenches or small exploration pits, but some of the abandoned claims are substantial gold mines. We survey hundreds of Arizona mines and sell only the best claims.

Current Mining Claims in the Western United States

California

Colorado

  • Historic Montezuma Gold Mine – lode claim – San Miguel County, Colorado

    Historic Montezuma Gold Mine – lode claim – San Miguel County, Colorado

    The Montezuma-Carribeau Mine is set in the heart of Colorado's historic Ophir Mining District. There are over 67,800' of workings in this mine. That is 12.8 miles of drifting, crosscuts, raises and winzes. Between 1881 and 1913 the mine recovered an estimated 50,000 ounces of gold.

    $39,000.00
  • Cumberland Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Crested Butte, Colorado

    Cumberland Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Crested Butte, Colorado

    Colorado claims are always a great find, some are more impressive than others. This would be one of the more impressive ones. This is a high-mountain site, set at 11,700 feet, with gorgeous views. Surveyors reported free-mill gold on the claim. The entrances have collapsed and would need to be cleared out and cleaned up before they could be worked.

    $24,000.00

Idaho

  • Historic Homestake Gold Mines – Two 20 acre lode claims – Sun Valley, Idaho

    Historic Homestake Gold Mines – Two 20 acre lode claims – Sun Valley, Idaho

    These 2 lode claims cover the Homestake mines, a large group of old silver and gold mines. The mines reported conservative reserves of silver in 1929, at $200,000. This pricing with Silver at .53 an ounce means that there is an estimated reserve of 377,358 ounces. In today's values, that silver is worth $7,547,169.00. Plenty of history here, with a lot of ore still inside the mines.

    $46,000.00

Montana

  • Historic Park Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Coolidge, Montana

    Historic Park Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Coolidge, Montana

    The Park mine is one of several rich mines in Montana’s Pioneer mountains. It’s located just 1/3 mile from the its neighbor, the massive Elkhorn mine, and works into the same mineralized faults. The tailings we saw from the Park were amazingly rich. Samples taken by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1995 ran from 1.05 to 5.8 ounces of gold per ton.

    $51,000.00
  • Historic Viking Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Powell County, Montana

    Historic Viking Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Powell County, Montana

    This claim covers two distinct mines and camps. The claim is set in the heart of the Ontario (Elliston) mining district and surrounded by thick, lush, green forest. The workings are documented to be cut onto a rich lode of gold bearing ore that is from 14 inches to 7 feet wide and runs to a fault line where the richest gold ore has been documented at 8 ounces per ton.

    $32,000.00

Nevada

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

  • Historic Pyramid Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Juab County, Utah

    Historic Pyramid Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Juab County, Utah

    The Pyramid claim is located 38 miles outside of Nephi, Utah. These are some of the oldest mines in the West Tintic district, thought to be the same Pyramid mines that were discovered and worked by Porter Rockwell. Good ore is still seen throughout the workings. This historic mine is a prime candidate for high-grading and possible further development.

    $18,000.00

Wyoming

Western States

Full Inventory of Mines

Silver Mining in Arizona

Silver mining in Arizona was a powerful stimulus for exploration and prospecting, that was especially true in the early days. Silver production through 1981 totaled 490 million troy ounces. However, only about 10% of Arizona's silver production came from silver mining. More than 80% of the state's silver was a byproduct of copper mining; other silver came as a byproduct of lead, zinc, and gold mining.

About Gold Rush Expeditions

"We Find Them You Mine Them". That pretty much sums it up. We specialize in finding the best claims for you. We've come along way over the past few years, and you can bet we will continue to improve what we do, which is provide you with the best available mines in the West at affordable prices.

We've also put together some resources for you in our education center - Mining 101 - where we cover a wide range of topics ranging from how to work your mine to common legal questions about mining claims.