New Mexico Mining Claims

New Mexico Mining Claims for Sale

When the weather gets cold up north we head down to explore and claim New Mexico gold mines. Minerals are the state's richest natural resource. New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment". It's a great place to get gold fever. If you are looking for gold mines that you can work in the winter months, New Mexico would be a good pick. When Colorado, and Montana miners get snowed out, New Mexico miners are enjoying the warmer weather.

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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
  • Historic Hughes Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison, Colorado

    Historic Hughes Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison, Colorado

    The Hughes mine is a remote, rich, old, gold mine. The mine and camp are set at the base of a small canyon. The old workshop and miners cabin are still standing. It appears that the last time the mine was worked was the late 1950s, likely a small, high-grade operation, with never more than 8 individuals working the mine; judging by the four bunk-beds in the cabin.

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

Nevada

  • Historic Gila Monster Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tonopah, Nevada

    Historic Gila Monster Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tonopah, Nevada

    The Gila Monster is a large, working gold mine that has quite simply, just dropped off the maps. The Gila Monster was located in the late 1800’s and operated through 1942, producing mainly gold that was separated on site. The mining camp here included 2 cabins, ore loading bins and machinery.

    $22,000.00

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

New Mexico has some of the oldest mining areas in the United States. The Spanish were mining there 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. 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 just panning gold (that's when gold was valued at $18.93 per ounce). 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 surface ore there was so rich that one ton could contain 30, 40, or even up to 50 ounces of silver per ton. Prior to 1894, the mine at Lake Valley produced $3 million in silver. 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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