Arizona Gold Mine Au Claim Shaft Mining Lode Good Ore Massive Site Many Workings 3 Mines on Site + 3 Huge Cuts stoping + surface drifts

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Seller: scyros35 (13,431) 98.9%, Location: Bouse, Arizona, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 143125968294 Swansea Mine Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites Swansea Mine 20.66 Acre Unpatented Lode Mining Claim on Federal Land in the Historic Bouse Mining District / La Paz County Arizona The area where Bouse is located, an unincorporated community which is located on Highway 72 in La Paz County, Arizona and was first inhabited by the ancient Native-American tribe known as the Hohokam. Hohokam is a Pima (O'odham) word used by archaeologists to identify a group of people who lived in the Sonoran Desert of North America. Mining was the main industry in Bouse in the late 1890’s and mining still continues there to this day. In 1943, General George Patton established a top secret tank training camp, called Camp Bouse in the area. Following the expansion of the New Mexico Territory in 1853, as a result of the Gadsden Purchase, several proposals for a division of the territory and the organization of a separate Territory of Arizona in the southern half of the territory were advanced as early as 1856. In 1889, Thomas Bouse, a native of Missouri, arrived in the region in search of gold. He laid claim to various mines, one of which was called the "Old Dutchman Mine" and he also homesteaded various acres of land. In 1904, the Arizona & California Railroad laid tracks from Wickenburg to California. Bouse decided to make a profit from his investments and sold the right of way to the railroad company. Eventually he sold his well and some of his mining claims The Swansea Mine likely dates back to before WWII, but there are not a lot of historical records on the area to confirm that. There are three actual mines on this claim - all of which are shafts. There’s also three huge cuts with a lot of stoping and surface drifting. The first shaft is just about 20’ deep, leading out team to believe that it may have been plugged many years ago. The same applies to the second shaft, which is only about 15’ deep. I would strongly suggest roping up before descending even just 15’ because it is possible that you could break through the plug into a much deeper shaft just with your bodyweight, and without a safety net, that could be fatal. The third shaft is still open and intact. It is cut on a 45-degree angle and goes down 28’ before leveling off and heading east horizontal for an unknown distance. Even though you can walk down this unassisted, I would again suggest a rope from an anchor on the surface so at least you can use it to help climb out. The three large cuts are all between 12 and 25-feet deep and one is 60-feet long, one is 93-long and one is 126’ long. These are worth working as well as the third shaft, as you can see numerous spots where they vein they were chasing is exposed, making it safer and easier to remove workable material than trying to do it underground. You’ll have decent 2-wheel drive dirt roads all the way to the claim, which is not that far off the paved roads, however there are a few spots that are made-up of loose sand, so good tire tread will be a must. There is plenty of parking and level ground at the base of the mines, so staging equipment and multi vehicles will be no problem. This is a massive site, and you will have plenty of workings to keep even a large operation busy for many years. With the amount of timbering and material moved here, I would say this was a large operation to begin with. Geology Mineralization is very varied and consists of the following: (1) Major gold placer deposits in washes from erosion of numerous quartz veins and veinlets in metamorphic rocks; (2) Spotty, partly oxidized copper and gold mineralization with minor lead and zinc, and with quartz, and iron and manganese oxides in irregular fault and fracture veins in metamorphosed Mesozoic sediments, probably Cretaceous shale, sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone; Precambrian metamorphics, and Cretaceous or Tertiary volcanics, with intrusions of Laramide diorite and granite; (3) Manganese oxides in irregular, lenticular bodies and veinlets with variable amounts of iron oxides, calcite, barite, gypsum, and traces of beryllium along fracture and breccia zones in Cretaceous or Tertiary andesitic volcanics; (4) Barite and fluorite in veins along faults and fractures in Cretaceous or Tertiary volcanic flows and agglomerates; (5) Spotty pods and stringers of copper, lead, and zinc minerals with silver and minor gold, and with associated iron and manganese, in faulted Paleozoic limestone blocks and in irregular veins in Cretaceous or tertiary andesite volcanics cut by Laramide quartz monzonite intrusives; (6) Gold and silver ores in irregular veins along fractures and fault zones associated with quartz stringers and Laramide diorite and granite porphyry dikes in Mesozoic schist; (7) Sporadic scheelite in quartz veinlets in carcareous Mesozoic schist close to Laramide granitic intrusives; (8) Irregular, impure iron oxides, usually associated with manganese, in contact metamorphic deposits in Paleozoic limestone beds close to intrusives; (9) Bentonite clay in probable lake bed sediments; and (10) Minor chrysoprase in stringers in rhyolite. Some chrysoprase has been mined and sold for gem material. Portable X-Ray Fluorescence field units (also known as XRF guns) are commonly used by large commercial mining operations, well-equipped/funded private prospectors and even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as many other government agencies for the most accurate field sampling in the quickest amount of time. In no way do we advise that you base all of your commercial mining valuations on just one or two samples (regardless of how accurate the method that you use to sample is), but this extremely precise and versatile $40,000 device is equipped with powerful X-ray tubes, specialized filters, highly advanced detectors, and multi-beam optimization that efficiently analyzes the chemistry of the rock, soil, and sediment that hosts metals, for a quick and extremely accurate analysis of even trace levels of metals like silver, lead, gold, platinum, copper and many other elements. Today’s highly sensitive XRF Handhelds (we use the best unit available on the market – an Olympus Delta Premium with a full mining package) work by emitting an x-ray beam with enough energy to displace the electrons in the inner shells of the atoms that differ from the energy it gives off leading to a loss of energy in that atom. The specific loss of energy identifies the elements that are present in the sample. While fire assay is still the most widely used way to gauge how much or a particular metal (like gold and silver) is present in a sample since it can test the entire sample, it is an expensive process and takes many weeks to get an answer. XRF technology is the fastest and most accepted method in existence today for sampling a few millimeters (or deeper depending on the type of host rock sampled) into the surface of even the hardest rock, and the accuracy is measured in 1 to 2 parts per million (PPM) Buyer will receive the following with their completed transaction: - Quitclaim deed showing full ownership of the claim. This will be stamped, recorded and verified with the County and the BLM offices. - Welcome packet with all of the rules and regulations as they relate to the State and BLM where the claim is located. - Educational documents to annually renew your mining claim with the BLM. - A CD of all of the documented images of the claim including maps of the site. - Map of claim marked and GPS coordinates. - Multiple maps showing claim location and surrounding areas for access. Overview of the area Come to Hike, Camp, Ride and Shoot - or come to pull some shiny rock$ out of the ground;-) ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT NORTHERN PLOMOSA ARIZONA MINING DISTRICT, LA PAZ COUNTY The Northern Plomosa district in west-central Arizona is a mid-Miocene Au-Cu district hosted by Miocene lacustrine sedimentary and volcanic rocks and their Proterozoic crystalline depositional basement. The host rocks are in the upper plate of the Plomosa detachment fault and are broken and tilted to the southwest by numerous northwest-striking listric normal faults which are the main controls on mineralization. The primary ore minerals are native gold, chrysocolla, and malachite. Gangue minerals include specular and earthy hematite, quartz, barite, fluorite, calcite and manganese oxides. Although open-space filling textures are locally abundant, most of the economic mineralization occurs as fault-controlled replacements in calcareous sediments. Fluid inclusions indicate that the mineralizing system involved low temperature (150 to 250°C), high salinity (17 to 26 eq. wt. % NaCI) fluids. Oxygen, sulfur, and carbon isotopes from the hydrothermal minerals are consistently heavy and, combined with fluid salinities, suggest that the mineralizing fluids were basin brines. District Location The Northern Plomosa mineral district lies within the northern half of the Linskey Northeast 7-1/2 minute quadrangle (unpublished United States Geological Survey preliminary topographic map), at the north end of the Northern Plomosa Mountain Range in La Paz County, Arizona. The district is approximately 45 kilometers southeast of Parker, Arizona and immediately (5km) west of the small community of Bouse. History Howland Bancroft (1911) published the first descriptions ofthe mines, prospects, and geology of the Northern Plomosa district following a visit to the area in 1909. At the time of his visit the district was being actively prospected, and had apparently been so since the latter part of the 19th century. Two mines, the Little Butte and the Blue Slate, were in operation. The target of the prospecting and mining was a hematitic breccia found within high-angle structures and carrying good values in copper and gold, plus minor silver. Production in 1909 from the Little Butte mine totaled 22 carloads (approximately 900.metric tons) at a reported grade of 7.6%Cu, $6.65/ton in gold and 2.4 oz./ton silver (Bancroft, 1911). Since the reconnaissance report of Bancroft (1911), only one specific and detailed study of the economic geology of the Northern Plomosa district has been made available to the public. J.P. Jemmett (1966) completed a doctoral dissertation in which he mapped the geology of the Linskey Northeast 7-1/2 minute quadrangle and assessed the economic potential of the area. Scarborough and Meader mapped the Northern Plomosa Mountains in 1981 (Scarborough and Meader, 1989) and produced an open file report on their work for the Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology (Scarborough and Meader, 1983). This work was of a reconnaissance nature and did not concentrate on the mineralization of the area. Jemmett listed twelve named mines which were developed in the district after the time of Bancroft's visit; most of those listed are within the area mapped in the course of this project. In addition to the named mines, innumerable prospect pits pock the district. Virtually all of this work was apparently done in the first half of this century. The only relatively modem mining activity of commercial scale in the district was an attempt by the Loma Grande Mining Company to recover gold values from low grade ore mined by an open pit near the old Little Butte Mine. The cyanide leaching operation failed in 1960 (Jemmett, 1966). Relics of this operation, including large steel cyanidation vats, are still in evidence. At the time of Jemmett's study the Dutchman mine was being worked at a very small scale for free gold which was sold as specimens (Jemmett, 1966). Total production from the district to date has been estimated by Keith et al. (1983) at 346,000 Ibs. Cu, 5000 oz. Au, 25,000 Ibs. Pb, and 7000 oz. Ag from approximately 7500 tons of ore. MAPS The area is full of dirt roads, so a good map and a good GPS unit is a must, but we'll show you exactly where it is on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding it will not be a problem for you. I advise caution whenever driving or hiking on this claim – the entire valley is dotted with abandoned mines – most of them are easy to see from a distance, but some of them are impossible to see until you are right on top of them. I would estimate that only 20% of them are roped or fenced off – the rest are wide open and you should be extremely careful if entering them. A couple of spare tires or an air compressor and patch kit or at least a couple of cans of tire sealant is strongly recommended for obvious reasons! Also, be sure to bring in whatever water you may need, as there are almost no water sources in the area 10 months out of the year. The winner of this auction will receive a quitclaim deed to each full claim and all associated documentation with maps showing full ownership of each claim. Mining claims are a tangible asset and show proof of all interests in minerals in the area. They can be bought, sold or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate. A mining claim can be sold, traded, leased, gifted, willed, used as collateral or transferred in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. This auction is for full/all interest in this 20.66 acre lode mining claim. This claim covers the entire site and includes full rights to all minerals, gems and just about whatever else you may find on the property. The winner of this auction will receive a notarized quitclaim deed to the full claim and all associated documentation showing full ownership of the claim. Maintenance on all BLM mining claims is $155.00, per 20 acre parcel, annually. This must be paid on or before September 1st, every year unless you do more than $100 per year in improvements to the property, in which case you can file for and receive a waiver of the maintenance fee. NOTE: If you own fewer than 10 claims nationwide, we can assist you in filing the paperwork to waive the maintenance fee every year. That means you can only plan on paying $10 per year for your maintenance fee instead of $155. And let me just re-state once more the answer to the one question that I get asked the most often; you are bidding for full claim ownership, not just a down payment or a part of this 20 acre claim. Auction end price is the final price for the entire site – there are no phony transfer fees or handling costs of any kind! Transfers of Ownership in Mining Claims; Interest in a properly recorded mining claim or site may be transferred in part or its entirety. So you can will, gift, sell or lease your interest in this claim at any time in the future. A quitclaim deed or recordable conveyance document is required and if you do sell the claim, the transfer documents should be filed within 60 days after the transfer. With regard to transferring this claim initially into your name, we take care of all the paperwork at our expense. You do not have to worry about anything – we handle the BLM transfer documentation and the recording. Then if you ever want to will or sell your claim in the future, we will gladly assist you on the paperwork. Can you camp on your mining claim? Without an approved plan of operations, you have the same rights and restrictions as the public. If the area is open to camping to the public, then it is permissible. However, you need to check with the BLM Field Office or the local District Ranger for areas open to camping. Under Federal law in order to occupy the public lands under the mining laws for more than 14 calendar days in any 90 day period, a claimant must be involved in certain activities that (a) are reasonably incident; (b) constitute substantially regular work; (c) are reasonably calculated to lead to the extraction and beneficiation of minerals; (d) involve observable on-the-ground activity that can be verified; and (e) use appropriate equipment that is presently operable, subject to the need for reasonable assembly, maintenance, repair or fabrication of replacement parts. All five of these requirements must be met for occupancy to be permissible. Proud Member of: A mining claim gives the holder the right to mine on mineral-rich land that belongs to the federal government. We offer a lifetime guarantee should the BLM take back the land. As the largest company in the mining industry selling legitimate and valuable historic claims, you can also rest easy that there is no fine print on any of our claim auctions telling you will have to deal with any games like being charged phony fees or having to pay inflated “processing” or“transfer” fees. The final auction price for this mine when the auction ends is ALL you will pay. Our in-house legal counsel will complete all of the paperwork and documentation for recording and transferring FULL ownership of this mine into your name if you win the auction, AND we will ship you everything in one to two business days of receipt of your payment in full (usually just one day!). So you can plan to visit (and start working) your claim the next day without the lengthy delay you will experience with other companies selling claims –and you will not have to pay any extra costs, fees or other poor excuses for extra profit that normally just go into a seller’s pocket. BID WITH CONFIDENCE- we are a very reputable eBay seller, eBay I.D. Verified AND PayPal Verified with over 18,000 payments received, and not a single Paypal complaint or dispute.-PLUS- We'll take care of all the paperwork and arrangements so you can enjoy your claim immediately after payment and we keep you informed through the entire process with confirmations when payment is received, when your paperwork has been sent out. While we cannot physically ship land to you as it doesn't quite fit into the mail box ;) We will ship all paperwork/maps upon payment clearing we ship same business day (if payment is received by 1PM P.S.T.) We always provide tracking information so you are always informed. Your payment of this eBay item gives you 100% ownership of this entire claims, all fees and other costs for the transfer of ownership is included. This is NOT an auction for the down payment, this is NOT a partnership arrangement where someone else will own part of the claim with you, and there are NO fees or costs for the transfer of this claim in your name. PayPal does not allow payments for real estate or land purchases, and mining claims are considered real estate - so we are unable to accept payments through PayPal at this time. Should PayPal ever change that policy, we will accept payments for mining claims through PayPal. We DO accept: Personal and Business Checks, Cashier's checks, Personal checks, Bank Wires, ACH payments as well as all major Credit Cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card & Discover). We provide financing plans with no interest or fees. Financing terms are minimum of $500** down and the balance due within 90-days. For longer term financing, please touch base with us, as we may be able to provide automatic credit card billing for terms up to 12 months. *Please contact us first should you decide on a payment plan. **If there is less than 90 days until August 1st and automatic $155 will be added bringing the down to $655 to cover the maintenance fees. Condition: Who are we? We’re A+ Rated with the BBB. Innovator of the year, 2016 E&MJ. Conservation award winner, 2014 and 2016. Charter member, US Historical Mines Society. Gold sponsor of the Mining Legal Society. Largest claim seller 4 out of the last 5 years. NBOM certified since 2012. A Top Rated Plus seller on eBay since 2003. The only seller to provide scientifically accurate gold and silver field numbers, unlike others who make claims about gold content that they can't back up. If a competitor is willing to lie about the industry proven/extremely effective XRF technology, what else are they willing to lie about?Don’t buy from an amateur, no matter how much fluff they add to their listings. Buy from a proven leader who protects your investment and backs it up with more than a decade of experience. No husband and wife teams here! Still no phony/inflated transfer fees EVER! We have the most employees, the best research and the most offices of any seller. Period. No one else comes close!, Type of Claim: Lode, Mining Commodity: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Gemstones, Property Address: Bouse, AZ, State/Province: Arizona, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 85325, Zoning: Mixed, Acreage: 20.66, Featured Refinements: Mining Claim, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims, City: Bouse

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