Arizona Gold Mining Claim Aguila Lode Mine Copper Silver Adit Shafts Tailings 1902 Historic Claim - Massive Shaft Good Au Ag XRF

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Seller: scyros35 (13,505) 100%, Location: Aguila, Arizona, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 312849122937 BUCKHOLE MINE Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites BUCK HOLE MINE 20.66 Acre Unpatented Lode Mining Claim on Federal Land in the Historic Aguila Arizona Mining District / Maricopa County Arizona The Buck Hole Mine is a historic mine, dated back to 1902. It is located right next to a large working operation called the US Mine. This claim has a massive shaft that is about 30 to 35 feet across the top, and goes down to 58 feet. The adit levels out at the 58-foot level and heads in a southeast direction. There is quite a large amount of tailings at this location, which leaves a guess of about 800 to 1,000 feet of horizontal workings at the 58-foot level. There were no records or numbers on the amount of workings, so this is just a guess The XRF readings for gold came back at 126 parts per million, and 26 parts per million for silver. You will also find copper and lead which were high on the readings as well. QUICK FACTS ON THE MINE: Elevation: 2400 ft Access: The access to the claim is pretty good. You will be able to get to the mine with a two-wheel drive that has good clearance. Once you reach the last 2,500 feet up to the claim, there are a couple ruts that might need to be filled in, due to the heavy monsoon season. If you plan on driving a two-wheel, just make sure to have good enough clearance, or bring a shovel and pick so you are able to fill in those ruts that cross over the wash. You can literally park about two feet from the mine shaft, and have plenty of room for a small camper/trailer and equipment. Acres: 20.66 Type: Lode Commodities: Gold & Silver Above pictures: Large Mining Operation Nearby. Since the working operation next to this claim hauls ore with their 18-wheelers, the dirt road is very nice and well maintained :) 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. 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) . XRF Gold (Au) readings are up around 4oz / metric ton High in Chromium (Cr) and Tin (Sn) is a little over an oz / metric ton with Silver (Ag) reading at a little under 1 oz As the largest company in the mining industry selling legitimate and valuable historic claims, you can rest assured that you are not only covered with our 100% lifetime money-back guarantee, but 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. Come to Hike, Camp, Ride and Shoot - or come to pull some shiny rock$ out of the ground;-) ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT This is one of only a handful of available mines from the historic Aguila Arizona mining district. Aquila is largely known as a manganese and copper mining area that is located at the North end of the Bighorn Mountains, about 14 miles South of Aguila at an altitude of 2,300 feet. At one time it was actually the second greatest producer of manganese in all of Arizona. During WWII, when the government outlawed the mining of precious metals in order to focus the mining industry on mining minerals and metals considered vital for the war effort, Aguila became a big for area for “manganese” as you can probably imagine. Manganese, which is a chemical element (designated by the symbol Mn with the atomic number 25) is a metal with important industrial metal alloy uses, particularly in stainless steels and was considered a strategic mineral so therefore it was still legal to mine. A lot of manganese was mined here as the record books show, but there was also a large amount of gold, silver and lead that is still visible in the many high grade ore piles that have just been set aside and never shipped. The clearly exposed and visible individual deposits on this claim range from narrow veins with small but enriched high grade ore shoots, to wide shear and breccia zones of medium grade material. The chief manganese minerals are the common oxides, usually occurring as a mixture of pyrolusite, psilomelane, wad, and manganite. The gangue is composed largely of calcite, quartz; and unreplaced fragments of wall rock. Aguila, AZ Aguila is a CDP in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 60 approximately 20 miles west of Wickenburg, or at approximately 50000 N. 510th Ave. Major economic activities include cantaloupe farming and mining. It uses the same street numbering system as Phoenix. As of the 2010 census, the population of Aguila was 798. Eagle Eye Road heading south out of Aguila from Hwy 60 offers beautiful wilderness areas for jeep rides, hiking trails, rock hounding and scenic views. ACCESS The access to the claim is pretty good. You will be able to get to the mine with a two-wheel drive that has good clearance. Since the working operation next to this claim hauls ore with their 18-wheelers, the dirt road is very nice and well maintained. Once you reach the last 2,500 feet up to the claim, there are a couple ruts that might need to be filled in, due to the heavy monsoon season. If you plan on driving a two-wheel, just make sure to have good enough clearance, or bring a shovel and pick so you are able to fill in those ruts that cross over the wash. You can literally park about two feet from the mine shaft, and have plenty of room for a small camper/trailer and equipment. Eagle Eye Road heading south out of Aguila from Hwy 60 offers beautiful wilderness areas for jeep rides, hiking trails, rock hounding and scenic views. 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. This entire area is relatively easily accessible by dirt roads which are well marked and well maintained. A 2-wheel drive car can get to this claim easily off of route Route 60 via Eagle Eye Road and North Little Horn Peak Road, but I would recommend a good 4-wheel drive or even quads to be able to access the entire claim that is not on the road. I advise caution whenever driving or hiking on this claim – the entire valley is dotted with abandoned mines – some of them are easy to see from a distance, and 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. In 1920, the USGS did a major study on the area and reported that in addition to manganese, Aguila was also a major producer of Copper. They noted that the local ores, which are composed of “Pre-Cambrian granite, gneiss and schist overlain by Tertiary lava flows”, contained considerable amounts of gold as well as large concentrations of lead and silver. Note that all of the pictures of this claim were taken by my team and/or myself on a recent visit to this property. All Pictures are of the actual property – no stock photographs were used Mining claims are a tangible asset just like any other Real property (real estate) and show a lifetime proof of all interests in minerals in the area specified by the above claim. Once you own this claim and the associated mineral rights, you will own them for life as long as you keep up with the annual fees. This claim can be bought, sold, leased or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate. A mining claim can be willed or passed down to future generations as part of a trust or your estate, or you can trade it, lease it out for a period or time (or indefinitely), gift it to a family member or friend and you can also transfer or sell just an interest in it in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. In other words, you could sell a 25% or a 50% share in it if you wanted in order to bring on a partner in the future - or you could sell the entire claim in whole. This auction is for full/all interest in this 20.66 acre lode mining claim (unless the acreage indicated in the above mine description is different). This claim covers the entire site, (unless the claim description above describes different measurements), and includes full rights to all minerals, gems and just about whatever else you may find of value on the property (except oil and gas, which are handled separately). 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. We pay ALL fees associated with transferring this claim into your name - legal fees, title transfer fees, document fees, notary costs, recording fees and even shipping fees, so all you will pay is the final price of the auction, not a penny more. In order to hold on to your claim for life, you will need to pay an annual maintenance fee to the Government (BLM, not us) every year. Currently the maintenance fee is $165 per year per claim that you own, and it is due on September 1st of every year. NOTE that 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 will only pay $15 per year for your maintenance fee instead of $165. We guarantee that all past fees have been paid in full and there are no outstanding debts or amounts owed on the claim prior to the transfer of ownership into your name. The federal government retains ownership of the land - so this means that you will not have any annual real estate taxes due on your mining claim, and you will not have to maintain liability insurance in case someone gets injured on your claim due to no fault of your own. How do Transfers of Ownership in Mining Claims work if I decide to sell my claim in the future? First, we handle all the paperwork and costs associated with transferring this claim into your name should you win this auction. But if you decide to sell this claim at some point in the future, interest in a properly recorded mining claim or site may be transferred (i.e sold) in part or its entirety. A quitclaim deed or recordable conveyance document is required and if you do sell your claim someday and the transfer documents should be filed within 60 days after the transfer. We can and will help you with the paperwork for no cost should you need a hand selling your claim in the future if you pay all of the County, State and Federal fees (usually less than $40 to $60). But again - 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 county recording. Can you build / camp on your 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. Although it is possible to build a permanent structure on a mining claim, it is extremely expensive and you will have to jump through way too many hoops to consider it easy to do. It would have to be in support of a commercial, year-round mining operation for starters, and you would need to post a large reclamation bond to insure that if you ever abandoned your claim, the bond would pay for the removal of the structure and the reclamation or the area. So in short, it is technically possible to build on your mining claim, but just be aware that it is very difficult and expensive to do - however, camping is almost always involved unless your claim is in a wilderness area, which is not very common at all. Proud Member of: In addition to handling all of the paperwork to transfer this claim into your name, as well as paying all of the fees so you do not have any costs other than the final price of the auction when the bidding closes, we also pay all of the costs associated with mailing the paperwork to you as well as to the County and Federal Government for recording and sending you back certified copies. We will ship you a folder with all paperwork, claim coordinates, maps and information on your claim, including a CD-Rom with all of the pictures of your claim upon your payment in full clearing. We ship everything to you the same business day (if payment is received by 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) - and we will always provide you with the tracking information so you are always informed. You initial claim packet that we mail has an unrecorded deed so that you can show ownership immediately after payment and be able to visit your claim. A second original deed goes to the County for recording the same day, and a third original deed goes to the BLM for certification as well. Both of those originals will be returned to you so you will wind up with several original deeds - but the County and BLM deeds can take 3 to 6 weeks to be returned to you, which is why we send you the initial original on day one. Your payment of this eBay auction item in full gives you 100% ownership of this entire claim, with no other fees and/or other costs for the transfer of ownership required. 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 other fees or costs for the transfer of this claim in your name. eBay does not allow checkout on the eBay website for any Real Estate transactions - simply because it is not like selling a widget - the transfer of real estate is complicated and requires notary work, licensed professionals and recording. Note that this is eBay’s rules and not ours and it is the same for any mining claim seller on eBay We also are not able to accept PayPal payments for mining claims, as claims are real estate and PayPal does not allow payments to be made on any real estate items, including single family homes, condos, mining claim or land purchases. We DO accept just about every other kind of payment method you can think of: Personal Checks, Business Checks, Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Bank Wires, ACH payments, Direct Bank Deposit at any Bank of America Branch, Gold or Silver Bullion (at the day’s SPOT prices), etc. After the auction close, we will send you a secure link to handle the payment safely online if you prefer, and we can also take care of payment by mail or telephone, as we are a traditional Brick and Mortar business - so whichever method you prefer is perfectly fine with us. We provide financing plans with no interest or fees. Financing terms are minimum of $500 down with the balance will due within 90-days via three equal monthly payments of the remaining balance after the down payment has been paid. With all financing plans, we do not transfer the final deed into your name until the claim has been paid in full. In the event of a default on a payment plan, we do not refund your down payment - however, we do allow you to put that down payment towards any other purchase as a store credit in full. If you are financing a climate and there is less than 90 days until September 1st (i.e. from June 1st through September 1st), when the annual fee for mining claims is due to the Federal Government, we will add the $165 maintenance fee to your down payment and pay it to the BLM on your behalf thereby increasing your down payment to $665 instead of $500 - however, the $165 portion of the down payment does not go towards your principle balance since it is used to pay the annual fees to the government, therefore the actual down payment credit will still be $500. Approval for financing is automatic as long as you have a valid eBay account in good standing. 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, Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim, Property Address: Aguila, AZ 85320, State/Province: Arizona, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 85320, Zoning: Mixed, City: Aguila, Acreage: 20.66, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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