Nevada Mining Claims

Nevada Lode Mining Claims for Sale

We sell Nevada Mining Claims throughout much of the year. Nevada has a lot of lower elevation mines that don't get snowed out in the winter, so this allows us to stake claims almost year round.

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Gold and Silver Mining in Nevada

Nevada is currently the top gold producing state in the U.S., and one of the largest sources of gold in the world, the Carlin Trend. The Carlin Trend was discovered in 1961 by the Newmont Mining Corporation. The ores in the Carlin Trend deposits have more value than any other mineral resource in the country, but Nevada's mining history reaches a lot farther back then the recent Carlin Trend discovery. In the late 1850's, the Comstock lode silver discovery became one of the most significant events in the history of the mining West. Virginia City, one of the West's most important mining centers, was born from the Comstock mines.

Many of the early silver-mining districts also produced considerable quantities of gold. The Comstock Lode, for instance, produced 8,600,000 troy ounces of gold through 1959. The Eureka district produced 1,200,000 troy ounces, and the Robinson copper mine has produced well over 2,700,000 troy ounces of gold, along with over 4 billion pounds of copper.

Nevada’s rugged landscape created ideal conditions for the deposit of a large variety of valuable minerals, which have attracted the attention of miners and prospectors for over 150 years. The hearty souls who traveled the state in search of gold and other valuable minerals left behind a legacy of shafts, adits, glory holes, stopes, mill sites and other features.  The Nevada BLM estimates that there are approximately 10,613 abandoned hardrock mines in the state.

Current Mining Claims in the Western United States

Arizona

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

  • Aurora Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Jefferson County, Montana

    Aurora Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Jefferson County, Montana

    The Aurora Gold mine is a lost treasures that has been nearly completely forgotten about. Although its history notes it as a very substantial gold producing property, it sits hidden back in the trees, and what people cannot see, they forget. The Aurora was a complex of a few thousand feet of underground workings. It boasted a few fine tipples. Rail cars and a small tram system.

    $22,000.00
  • 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

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

About Gold Rush Expeditions

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