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.

  • Snyder Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tucson, Arizona

    Snyder Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tucson, Arizona

    The Snyder Mines are a very old, and very large complex of mines in the southern section of Arizona. The Snyder is one of those rare sites where native gold and horn silver occur in the same ore bodies in substantial quantities. This equates to a land fall for today's miners. The ores can be easily crushed to extract the free milling gold and break off a little horn silver while you are at it.

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 Mingo Gold Mine – 20 acre lode & Placer claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic Mingo Gold Mine – 20 acre lode & Placer claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    The Mingo is a lost treasure; likely worked prior to 1890 and then forgotten. The mine has been cut following the highest grade gold and quartz vein. There are other veins showing good ores that have scarcely been touched. There is also a high grade pile outside the mine. A placer claim covers the water that runs down the center of the claim, with fleck gold visible in the water.

    $32,000.00
  • Historic Willow Creek Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic Willow Creek Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison County, Colorado

    The Willow Creek Mine is a mystery that is waiting for more exploration. The surveyors reported massive quartz outcrops and a curious, old adit that has long been sealed. The USGS reports beryl as the primary commodity. The mine also likely produced garnet and possibly topaz. The claim is located 22 miles outside of Gunnison, Colorado

    $26,000.00

Idaho

Montana

Nevada

New Mexico

  • Christmas Tree Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Lordsburg, New Mexico

    Christmas Tree Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Lordsburg, New Mexico

    The Christmas Tree Mine has been historically worked for the native gold that the area is known for. The claim covers 2 large decline shafts and a group of prospects. The mines were located in roughly 1870, some work was done from 1870-1880, and $10,000.00 in gold was reported. Indian raids were the main cause of the abandonment of the workings.

Oregon

Utah

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.

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