Gold Mines in Colorado

Colorado Mining Claims for Sale

Colorado gold mines for sale - We keep finding and staking incredible mining claims in Colorado. We head up to Colorado as soon as the  snow melts. The typically have Colorado mining claim on hand through the summer and into the early winter months. If we currently don't have any gold mines in Colorado feel free to check out our other mines in the Western United States.

Colorado Mining History:

In 1849 and 1850, several parties of gold seekers bound for the California Gold Rush panned small amounts of gold from various streams in the South Platte River Valley at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in then western Kansas Territory, now northeast Colorado. The gold nuggets initially failed to impress the gold seekers, but rumors of gold in the Rocky Mountains persisted, and several small parties explored the region. In the summer of 1857, a party of Spanish-speaking gold seekers from the New Mexico Territory worked a placer deposit along the South Platte River about 5 miles above Cherry Creek (in what is today the Overland Park neighborhood of Denver.) The following year, William Russell led a party of Cherokee gold seekers from the State of Georgia to search for gold along the South Platte River. In the first week of July 1858, Green Russell and Sam Bates found a small placer deposit near the mouth of Little Dry Creek (in present day Englewood) that yielded about 20 troy ounces of gold, the first significant gold discovery in the Rocky Mountain region. News of this discovery soon spread and precipitated the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. An estimated 100,000 gold seekers flocked to the region over the next three years. The placer gold deposits along the rivers and streams of the region rapidly played out, but miners soon discovered far more valuable seams of hard rock gold, silver, and other minerals in the nearby mountains. Central City was founded one year later and was dubbed "the richest square mile on earth".

The Colorado Mineral Belt (CMB) is one of the more prominent mining areas with abundant ore deposits. The area stretches north-east from the La Plata Mountains in Southwestern Colorado to the Front Range near Boulder, Colorado. Most of the historic mining camps of Colorado lie in the (CMB). The most important exception being the Cripple Creek District. For more information on Colorado's historic mining districts please refer to the National Bureau of Mine's website. The CMB is most famous for gold; over 25 million troy ounces of the metal have been produced from the area. The gold deposits were first discovered in 1858 and in 1859 the Pikes Peak Gold Rush began, and lasted until 1867. Over 1.25 million troy ounces of gold were extracted in those eight years. There are currently around 26,700 active gold mining claims in Colorado that occupy 123,500 acres of land and there are around 5,105 abandoned claims located throughout the state.

We take several exploration trips to Colorado each year and we are very impressed with what we have found. You can like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our new mining claims.

Current Mining Claims in the Western United States

Arizona

  • 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.

    $48,000.00
  • Worlds Fair Gold Mine – Lode & Placer claims – Patagonia, Arizona

    Worlds Fair Gold Mine – Lode & Placer claims – Patagonia, Arizona

    The Worlds Fair Mine is one of the largest mines located in southern Arizona it's also one of the richest with documented reserves of gold and silver. By 1915 the property is reported to have produced more than $1,000,000, of which over $500,000 was in high-grade ore. $1,000,000, and $500,000 in today's value would be $23,060,667.80 and $11,530,333.90 respectively.

    $80,000.00

California

Idaho

Montana

Nevada

  • East Range Gold Mine -40 acre lode claims – Lovelock, Nevada

    East Range Gold Mine -40 acre lode claims – Lovelock, Nevada

    The East Range Gold Mine is all that you could want or ask from a high quality, Nevada gold mine. The site is very remote and rarely visited or seen. The claims cover 40 acres and are divided into the north and south claims. The claims cover the lower edge of a small knoll with exposed gold ores. These ores have been identified and gold has been produced from the site.

    $55,000.00
  • Prince of Wales Silver and Gold mine – 20 acre lode claim – Eureka, Nevada

    Prince of Wales Silver and Gold mine – 20 acre lode claim – Eureka, Nevada

    The historical reports discuss a shaft of over 1000' with thousands of feet of drifts and workings. That shaft reportedly produced all of the precious metals and all processing and refining was done on site. The tailings are very fine and appear to be refined. The heavier rock may have been taken elsewhere. A chainman measure gave us a total vertical drop of 1080' there is water at roughly 1020.'

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.

    $26,000.00

Oregon

Utah

  • North Elephant Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    North Elephant Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    The North Elephant is located in the historic Star mining district. The entrance is deceiving. It's the tailings that really hint at the actual size of the mine. The tailings are so large and stable that the miners workshop was built on top of them. This is an excellent mine for a small scale miner. The workings are extensive and there are lots of rich ores still inside the mine.

    $32,000.00
  • Sundown Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    Sundown Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    The Sundown mine located on the back side of a short mountain, hidden from view. This was a rich, producing mine that faded away in the sage brush after the war act outlawed gold mining. The workings consist of a massive shaft of at least 900', and a gated and locking adit. Free-milling gold can be found in the tailings, as well as substantial amounts of silver ore that has been carelessly discarded.

    $28,000.00

Wyoming

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