New Mexico Mining Claims

New Mexico Mining Claims for Sale

  • 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.

- We stake and claim mines throughout the western United States. When the weather gets cold up north we head down to explore and claim New Mexico Mining Claims. Minerals are the state's richest natural resource. New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment". A great place to get gold fever, especially if you want to work your mines in the winter months. If we currently don't have any New Mexico mining claims for sale feel free to check out our other mines in the Western United States (below).

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
  • Idaho Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Ruby, Arizona

    Idaho Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Ruby, Arizona

    The Idaho is a series of adits and shafts along with a small processing mill that operated as far back as 1880. In 1977-1982 there were full comprehensive reports completed on the mines including reserve reports which showed there to be more than $13,000,000.00 in reserves in 1977 when gold was at $147.00. In todays value, those reserves are worth over $87,000,000.00

    $47,000.00

California

Colorado

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

Oregon

Utah

  • Historic Scheelite Queen Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Amasa Valley, Utah

    Historic Scheelite Queen Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Amasa Valley, Utah

    The Amasa Valley is one of the most remote areas of the state, tucked high in the House Range, the Amasa Valley is know for its prevalent and free-milling gold. There is still an active placer operation less than 1 mile from the Scheelite Queen mines, and gold ore bodies were seen throughout the workings of the Scheelite Queen.

  • 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

Wyoming

New Mexico has some of the oldest mining areas in the United States. Native Americans mined turquoise more than 500 years before the arrival of the Spanish in the early 1600's. American miners came to the Ortiz Mountains in New Mexico seeking gold in the 1820's; more than two decades before the California and Nevada gold rushes. Some consider this the first Western gold rush. In the 1600's the quest for commercial grade ore drove the Spanish from Europe to Mexico and then north from Mexico into the southwest, the area that later became the territory of New Mexico, but profound isolation of New Mexico Territory from the rest of the United States at that time, its vast and rugged terrain, and its hostile Indian population kept exploratory and survey parties from successfully exploiting its mineral wealth until after the mid-1800’s. The area was generally avoided by most geologists and miners. Only a hardy few attempted any mining, and most of those lost their lives to starvation or to Indian attacks.

A large placer deposit was discovered in the Ortiz Mountains south of Santa Fe in 1820. In 1828, Santa Fe was an established trading post, and the Pueblo Indian tribes were placid instead of hostile and willing to co-exist with the miners. In 1856, a rich placer deposit was discovered at Pinos Altos near Bear Creek, northwest of Silver City. It was so rich in gold that miners made $40 to $50 per day ($1,100 - $1,800 in todays money) just panning gold. Within three months of its discovery, one thousand prospectors had come to live and work there. The mine at Bear Creek became the first corporate mining company to form in New Mexico. A few years later in Silver City the Legal Tender mine produced $2 million in two years with its high grade silver ore. The Lake Valley area contained the largest silver deposit in New Mexico. The interface between the dolomite and the shale had seen a chemical reaction that enabled the formation of a rich silver deposit. The surface ore there was so rich that one ton could contain 30, 40, or even up to 50 ounces of silver. Prior to 1894, the mine at Lake Valley produced $3 million in silver. For more information on New Mexico mining districts please refer to the National Bureau of Mines website. Approximately 3,989 abandoned hardrock mines exist in New Mexico according to the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service estimates.

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