Gold Mines in Arizona

Arizona Mining Claims for Sale

Each year we sell gold mines in Arizona. We typically head down to Arizona in the winter and spring months; which means the best chance of getting a mine in Arizona is later 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.

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.

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Silver mining in Arizona was a powerful stimulus for exploration and prospecting in early Arizona. 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.

Gold Mines in Arizona

Gold can be found throughout Arizona. The best information on a specific area is found by looking at the history of the district. The National Bureau of Mines has gathered history on mining districts in Arizona.