Colorado Mining Claims for Sale
We've been impressed with the quality of mines Colorado has to offer, and although Colorado mines are plentiful, it can be tough to find gold mines that aren't already claimed. Most years we head up to Colorado as soon as the snow melts, and we make several trips to Colorado throughout the summer and into the fall. This means we will have claims available through the summer and into the early winter months. Rich gold, beautiful mountains, clear streams and plenty of wood to support your mining operations are some of the reasons why Colorado gold mines are so highly prized.
The Sheep Ridge Mine is purely a gold mining property and is assumed to have ceased operation prior to 1900. The ores were separated, crushed and smelted on site, all within the buildings on the claim. An abundance of rich ore is found all over the area around the old mine portal. Ores show small bits of gold in quartz and iron.$32,000.00
The Verde Creek is a historically well-known gold producing mine. Two lode claims and one placer claim cover all of the significant workings of the mine(s) as well as the streams and tributaries that are known to carry good amounts of gold. Claims were held on the Verde Creek mines for many years, and the claims only recently became available again.$32,000.00
The mine is beautiful and rich with some history as far back as 1899. There is visible free-milling gold in the discarded tailings. There is also very rich and pure copper deposits and ore strewn all over the site. The claim has very good potential for easy gold recovery with a small crusher and a pan or sluice box.$25,000.00
The Grizzly Gulch claim covers 4 adits. The upper adits have been almost completely forgotten. The gold found in the tailings outside these upper adits is nothing short of stunning. This likely just scratches the surface as to what has been found and uncovered underground.$46,000.00
In 1882 reports from the Brittle Silver state that the ore ran from $150 to $1200 to the ton, in a vein of 18 inches of sulfide of silver, which could be amalgamated at little expense. Today, with inflation, that dollar amount would be worth $3,625 to $28,998 per ton, a truly remarkable mine. Surveyors noted beautiful ores inside the mine with over 1900 feet of workings.$44,000.00
The Tennessee is a large, productive mine, located 1 mile north of the gorgeous Turquoise Lake and just 6 1/2 miles from Leadville. Finding an available claim in or around Leadville is rare and usually very expensive purely for being located in such a historic mining area. Iron, gold and silver ores were found in the tailings. A small stream is located just across the road from the claim.$16,000.00
The Midwest is documented as having assayed samples of over 6 ounces gold to the ton. In addition to being an exceptionally rich, and large mine underground, this claim covers a host of historic buildings that are in excellent condition. 2500+ feet of documented workings. This on multiple levels and not including stopes and raises.$71,000.00
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
The Roosevelt is mining operation was a massive undertaking that includes: a branded and gated adit entrance, a double battery (10 stamp) mill, a power station and much, much more. The Roosevelt tunnel was driven to intercept three rich ore veins from mines on the other side of the mountain. A placer claim covers the river and a lode claim covers the mine.$180,000.00
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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 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 would flock to the region over the next three years. The Gold Rush lasted until 1867. Over 1.25 million troy ounces of gold were extracted in those eight years. The placer gold deposits eventually 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 are found along that belt. The most important exception being the Cripple Creek District. The CMB is most famous for gold; over 25 million troy ounces of the metal have been produced from the area. There are currently around 26,700 active gold mining claims in Colorado that occupy 123,500 acres of land and there are around 5,100 abandoned claims located throughout the state.
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