Colorado Mount White Mine Gemstone Hounding Prime Mining Claim Chaffee County Famous Mount White Rockhounding Gemstone Mining Site

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Seller: scyros35 (13,484) 100%, Location: Nathrop, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 312744881835 Mt White Mining District Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites BAYER MINE 20.66 Acre Unpatented Lode Mining Claim on Federal Land in the Mount White Mining District / Chaffee County, Colorado With this claim you will be getting the exclusive mineral rights to 20.66 acres on an excellent spot near the road to work at your leisure. Mt. White is known by many as a great place for recreation- not just by rock hounds, but by hikers, campers, climbers, and off-road enthusiasts as well. ELEVATION OF CLAIM: Ranges from 11,150-12,100 feet (For more maps scroll down towards bottom of listing) **Claims are about 3 miles SE from Mt Antero** ACCESSIBILITY: 4WD / ATV via road then hike in. Access to this claim is NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. To reach the claim, 4WD or ATV is the way to go. In order to access the mountain you will need to hike in. The Colorado trail will lead you to the bottom of the claim, where you can park and camp. ACCESS From the Chaffee County point: Below are samples that were found in the local area: Mt. White, like its neighbor Mt. Antero, has produced some fine aquamarines in its day. This gemmy aquamarine is glassy, light blue (typical for the area), and it actually is zoned, as seen in the lighter termination. The termination is complete, though has a large bevel on one edge. ) (Pheanakite crystal cluster, 23 x 21 x 17 mm. K. Nash specimen and photo / Right: Beryl) (On the Left: Albite/ Fluorite) (Picture on the Left: Nice Smokey on Microcline from Mt. White Colorado / Right: Nice gem Aquamarine from Mt. White) Dwayne Hall shows off his aquamarine that he mined out of Mount White. (High Noon Entertainment) You may recognize him from the TV show Prospectors. Dwayne Hall mines aquamarine on Colorado's Mount White. He is originally from Kentucky, where he learned woodcarving. Dwayne came in second place in a world championship for woodcarving. After traveling around the country with his wife he decided to move to Colorado, where he began mining. Also from the same TV show, The Cardwell Family- Craig and Tracy Cardwell mine on Mount Antero. They have 16 claims from the South Knob to the Mount White Basin. The road at the base of the hill is 2-WD Accessible The 2-WD turns into a 4-WD so good tires / clearance is a must as you head up the hill As you head up towards the clouds the road gets rough and you may encounter little traffic as our team did Heading out of the Sub Alpine Zone (and the tree line) into the Alpine Zone at Altitude Collecting on Mt. White is for the hardy soul who is in good physical condition. The hardest and most beautiful part of the climb is maneuvering the switchbacks as pictured. Access along the Mt. Antero Road is slow due to the extremely rough road and many extreme switchbacks. It should be attempted only in a high clearance, 4WD vehicle. Making this trip and climbing to the summit leaves little time for collecting, so start early. Carry emergency supplies and proper clothing. Sudden, dramatic weather changes and thunderstorms are common. Get off the summit in the event of a storm. This region is one of the most interesting mineral areas in North America. It is the third highest gem field in the world and is America’s highest gem field. Rare aquamarine crystals, bright blue beryl, goshenite, phenacite, betrandite, smoky quartz, microcline, topaz, fluorite, and apatite can be found on the talus slopes at around 14,000 feet. The minerals occur in small cavities and pegmatites in granite. But be aware that the weather is always unpredictable. Collecting here is difficult and the collecting season is very short--only about four months--since snow blocks the roads until the end of June. Above is the picturesque road on the way to the claim (Beautifully Treacherous) This is the high-saddle which connects Mt. Antero to Mt. White Come to Hike, Camp, Ride and Shoot - or come to pull some shiny rock$ out of the ground;-) (Here is an overview of the area) 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. Mount White is practically covered with prospecting claims. You are not allowed to dig on somebody else's claim! As the largest company in the mining industry selling legitimate and valuable historic claims, you can rest assured 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. Pictures of the actual claim looking up ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT Mount White MINING DISTRICT, CHAFFEE COUNTY, CO Geography Mount White and Mount Antero are often mentioned in the same sentence by gem collectors and geologists. They are both renowned in the world of gems and minerals, because they produce some of the highest concentrations of crystals and minerals to be found anywhere in fact the High Saddle is what connects the two. Aquamarine, beryl, calcite, fluorite, quartz, and zircon have been extracted from the slopes of Mount White. Other minerals, having longer names that only a geologist can appreciate, are also mined here. Mount White is Mount Antero's nearest neighbor, and they have a lot in common. First and foremost, is their importance as a source of minerals. These two mountains are connected by a broad 12,850' saddle, and a complex network of roads, all leading to mining digs. Mount White has two summits that appear equal in height as you approach from the east. The summits are about 300 feet apart. One is white and the other is gray. There are cairns on both summits. The east (white) summit is slightly higher, and the unofficial summit register resides there. Geology / History While most people were searching for hidden gold and silver, they stumbled across a more precious treasure, Aquamarine. From sea green to sky blue coloring, these stones come from pockets or bubbles in the granite known by scientists as Miarolitic cavities. Other associated minerals include white feldspar, colorless quartz, smoky quartz, fluorite, and more rarely found orange to sherry topaz crystals as well as the beryllium mineral Bertrandite. Lost Canyon in Chaffee county had prospectors reportedly found gold nuggets "the size of eggs" in 1860 and took $60,000 in gold in a few short weeks before winter set in. When they returned the following spring, they were unable to locate the rich claim. Among the earliest gold discoveries in the Colorado gold rush were placer deposits discovered in 1859 at the headwaters of the Arkansas River near Granite. By late 1860 most of the streams had been prospected, and numerous gold placers were reported along the Arkansas River to Buena Vista and beyond. The deposits along the Arkansas River and Cache Creek near Granite probably were the most productive, producing about 49,000 troy ounces of gold. In many Colorado mining districts the easily discovered and worked placers were the first big strikes of a typical gold rush. But the free gold supply in stream beds quickly became depleted, and the initial phase was followed by prospecting for veins of lode gold that were the original source of the placer gold.[20] The hills above Granite are pockmarked with numerous old mining tunnels from hard rock mining, evidence of the second stage of a gold rush cycle. Their neighbors in Leadville went on to discover silver, resulting in a silver rush, but Granite never got that far. In just a few years their ore began to play out, and the town's population, once as high as 7000, began to decline. There are a few old structures and mine tailings remaining in the gulch from St. Elmo's busy mining days. Recreation All visitors and users of the National Forests are subject to general Forest Service Regulations. The forest service publishes rules and guidelines on a variety of subjects, including camping, fires, vehicles, and pets. There are currently no fees required at the main access points to Mount White 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: Mining Claim, Property Address: Mt White, CO 81236, State/Province: Colorado, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 81236, Zoning: Mixed, City: Mt White, Acreage: 20.66, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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