GOLD MINE Historic Virgina City MT Dutch John Placer 20 Acre Gold Mining Claim

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Seller: ken59047 (328) 100%, Location: Bozeman, Montana, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 113885033426 Historic Dutch John Placer IF YOU HAVE ZERO FEEDBACK YOU MUST CONTACT US BEFORE BIDDING ANYONE BIDDING WITH ZERO FEEDBACK WILL HAVE THEIR BIDS CANCELLED UNLESS YOU CONTACT US FIRST20 Acre Placer Claim - Virginia City District - Madison County, Montana Montana Gold And Silver Mines is proud to present the Historic Dutch John Placer Mining Claim for sale. This is a 20 acre unpatented placer mining claim for sale exclusively through Montana Gold And Silver Mines. The claim is located just outside of Virginia City, Montana and has been properly staked and marked. All Montana Gold And Silver Mines claims have been carefully surveyed, mapped and researched. Field work is completed by our own experienced, well educated Mine Survey Team. Remote Montana gold mine. Brown's Gulch runs into the middle of Alder Gulch the site of the second major gold rush in Montana Territory. During surveying gold was easily found in the top inches of the creek bed by panning. The claim boasts excellent access and does does have visitors evidenced by the Haul Truck signage on the road. The claim was originally surveyed by Montana Gold And Silver Mines and sampled for rich, free gold deposits in the gravels. Huge amount of info not listed so if your interested in a gold placer mine feel free to give me a call or text at 509 599 2292. Rob The creek bed is estimated to be over 600 feet on this claim. There is year round water in the creek. There is likely to be some native silver and possibly some relics to be found on the claim but the primary commodity will be gold. Remnants and items seen in the area indicate there has been work done after 1900. It is estimated by the surveyors that the claim has been worked intermittently in the early 1900's. No effort to mine for many decades is evident and as the gold has washed down over the decades from the hills and gulches, it has replenished the gold found on this claim. There is direct road access to this claim and plenty of room for staging, parking and other operations. The best gold is on bedrock. Brown's Gulch drains into Alder Creek and is one of the sources of the gold that companies dredged on Alder Creek back in the 1890's. There is still a lot of gold on bedrock on this claim. Don't pass this one up. It could be your last opportunity to buy a claim on this historic gulch. The Bureau of Mines has estimated that demonstrated U.S. reserves of gold are 85 million ounces. Approximately one-half of the total resources are estimated to be by-product gold, while 40% of the remaining one-half (56 million ounces) could be mined for gold alone ... Most U.S. gold resources are in the nation's western states. About 80% of the U.S. gold resources are estimated to be in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana and Washington. (Earthsearch, Inc. 1983) In the early history of Montana mining, Alder gulch followed close upon the heels of Grasshopper, while Virginia City and Madison were second in chronological order to Bannack and Beaverhead, the vast yield of gold from Alder soon attracted the people of the mountain regions to the camps on that gulch and Virginia City was built up by a prosperous people and soon became the emporium of trade, the capital of the Territory and the center of social and refined life in the new mountain country which soon became Montana. Alder gulch for sixteen miles from the summit down was as full of men and active life as an ant hill ... Hundreds, yea, thousands filled their purses and belts and secret pockets and grips with the shining dust ... From Alder the miners swarmed out into scores of neighboring gulches whose golden sands rewarded their unwearied labors with rich harvests of the precious metal. Oro Cache, Bachelor's, Brown gulches gave our pioneer miners rich returns for their untiring labors ... In these placer mines were found nuggets of gold which contained more or less quartz and masses of quartz which contained particles and nuggets of gold. And, besides, when bedrock was cleaned off there were veins of quartz running through the country rock which contained particles of gold. This led to the conclusion that the gold in the placers came from quartz veins in, around and above the gulches containing the placers. A vast majority of the placer miners in Alder and the other gulches took out gold enough to make themselves and their families comfortable for life. These placers have been worked for more than a quarter of a century and they are still giving up their golden treasures to those who continue to work them. There are many gulches tributary to Alder which are still paying those who work them... Brown ... gulch contain placers not yet worked out. (MBMG Open Report 466)History of the Mines The Dutch John Placer Mine is located in the southwest quarter of section 28. It is the closest claim available to Virginia City on Brown's Gulch. Dutch John Placer claim is about 5800 feet in altitude. Virginia City is the site of the second major gold rush in the Montana Territory! The first discovery of placer gold in Alder Gulch occurred on May 22, 1863, when a small group of prospectors, including William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Barney Hughes, panned the creek while on their way back to Bannack. The party had discovered what would become the richest placer strike in the history of the Montana Territory! The Sheriff of Virginia City was the notorious Henry Plummer. Plummer was the sheriff of both Bannack and Virginia City at the same time and he and his road agents robbed and killed over 100 miners and stole their gold. The road agents called themselves "The Innocents" and they would ride to intercept the miner's and rob them. It was thought that the Sheriff of Bannack and Virginia City, Henry Plummer, was the leader of the gang of outlaws that operated in both the Bannack area and Virginia City area. The stolen gold has never been recovered and when Henry Plummer was arrested by the vigilantes he pleaded for his life and told them he could pay them his weight in gold. He said he could see where the gold was from the jail house window and that it would only take him about an hour to retrieve the gold. The vigilantes didn't agree to let him go get the gold. Plummer's lost gold has never been recovered. Even if Henry Plummer's gold is not in Brown's Gulch, there is a rich gold deposit that is worth your efforts to mine and who knows, you could be the lucky one to find his hidden gold. While it is sometimes said old mines have been 'worked out' as the saying means there is no gold left, the truth is "it is better to say they are worked over; it is also true that the primitive methods used and the wasteful haste to get rich indulged in, left much of the gold in the ground, so that improved methods ... will give even better results than those first obtained." (MBMG Open Report 466) This is your chance to be part of this amazing and rich history and to find some of the gold the old timers left behind! NOTE: We have had multiple bidders say Ebay has ended our auctions early by about a minute or that when they try to submit their bid at the last minute ebay locks up and doesn't accept their bid. ***Because Ebay seems to be having serious problems at the end of auctions please don't wait until the last minutes to bid. If you do your bid may not counted and there is nothing we can do about it. Mine Diagram Mine Details: Access to the Mine You can drive a full size truck to the mine Tailing Present None. Loose gravels in the creek bed of small pebbles to larger boulders. Boulders are great places for the gold to hide. Benches on both sides of the creek are virgin ground. Depth / Length Over 600 feet of creek bed gravels. 1320 feet side to side with gold bearing benches. Minerals in the Mine Historically mined for gold. Minerals of quartz, pyrite, galena, gold, black sands with rare earth minerals would be expected. Foot traffic at the mine Unknown. Last Worked Unknown but probably at least 50 years ago or longer. Aerial view of claim and boundaries. Number of Mines 1 Placer Nearest city with amenities Virginia City, approximately 6.5 miles Access to the Claim A very good dirt road breaks off from the state highway and runs all the way onto the claim. Parking and Staging on the Claim Claim is situated on open rolling hills that allows for parking of several vehicles if desired. Resources Year round water, grasses, sage and trees Structures on claim None Elevation Aprox. 5800 feet Photos All the gold flows from the creek and mines above down a steep incline and enters this claim. You won't find a claim closer to Virginia City. They just don't exist. This is the perfect place to mine undisturbed by yourself in seclusion. Or bring the whole family and have a lot of fun in the great outdoors! Over 600 feet of creek bed to mine and 20 acres of gold bearing material The Virginia City Mining District was the site of the second important Montana gold discovery in Montana on May 22nd, 1863. Estimates of the amount of gold taken from the gulch during the first five years are put at $30,000,000 to $40,000,000. White placer miners also continued to work the gulch until as late as 1887. An additional $10,000,000 worth of gold was taken from the gulch during this period. Two decades of dredging the seven miles of Alder Gulch were profitable ones with a total of $9,000,000 worth of gold being recovered. Both the bench and creek bed hold gold and are well worth your efforts. There is plenty of gravel in the creek bed as well as the benches which are virgin ground. This Gold Nugget is NOT included with the claim. It is shown just to give an idea of the gold in the area. Claim Assessment Total Workings 600 feet of creek bed estimated. Historical Accessibility / Location Good 2-wheel drive truck or RV. Minerals Free milling gold, gold nuggets or gems Resources Wood, Shade, Trees, Year Round Water NOTE: We have had multiple bidders say Ebay has ended our auctions early by about a minute or that when they try to submit their bid at the last minute ebay locks up and doesn't accept their bid. ***Because Ebay seems to be having serious problems at the end of auctions please don't wait until the last minutes to bid. If you do your bid may not counted and there is nothing we can do about it. Climate / Weather USGS Info Economic information about the deposit and operations Operation TypePlacer Development statusPast Producer Commodity typeMetallic Commodities Gold- Primary Nearby Scientific Data Pre-Belt gneiss, schist, and related rocks References USGS Database - 10197201 Mining District Info Virginia City District Information The first discovery of placer gold in Alder Gulch occurred on May 22, 1863, when a small group of prospectors, including William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Barney Hughes, panned the creek while on their way back to Bannack. The party had discovered what would become the richest placer strike in the history of the Montana Territory. The prospectors, however, had lost most of their supplies in an encounter with the Crow Indians and had to return to Bannack following the initial strike. They tried to keep the discovery a secret, but word inevitably got out and a horde of some 200 men followed them back to Alder Gulch. As word of the rich diggings along Alder Gulch became known, there was a general exodus from Bannack where the placer workings were starting to play out. Miners swarmed up and down Alder Gulch and within a year the population would swell to an estimated 10,000 people, and the Virginia City mining district and its sub-districts were established. Settlements were established along the gulch with Alder at the mouth, Summit at the head, Virginia City in the middle and Adobetown, Central City, Junction and Nevada City scattered in between resulting in a rambling, ramshackle continuous settlement extending up and down the gulch for 14 miles (Figure 1). For this reason the early settlement was also known as Fourteen-mile City. In 1865 the territorial seat of government moved from Bannack to Virginia City which remained the territorial capital until 1875 when the capital was moved to Helena (Malone and Roeder 1976; Wolle 1963). Ore deposits in Browns Gulch consist of argentite, auriferous pyrite, native silver, tetrahedrite, native gold, sphalerite, and stibnite. The area around the initial strike was organized as the Fairweather placer district on June 6, 1863, the same day Fairweather's group, and the mob of following miners, arrived back in the gulch. Other meetings followed which adopted mining laws, set up a miner's court, elected officials and created other mining districts. By the end of 1864 all of Alder Gulch was staked with placer mining claims and divided into placer mining districts. These districts were based primarily on the potential of the placer gravels although they also included lode claims. The Fairweather district was located in the center of the gulch. Above the Fairweather was the Pine Grove district and above it, at the head of the gulch, was the Summit district. Extending down the gulch from the discovery site were the Nevada and Junction districts. Located south of Nevada City, was the Browns Gulch district in the gulch of the same name. The Granite district was established along Granite Creek, about two miles northwest of Nevada City. The Highland, Barton Gulch, and Williams Gulch districts were added later to what became the overall Virginia City mining district (Tansley et al. 1933; Malone and Roeder 1976; Wolle 1963). Henry Plummer's stolen Gold has never been recovered. It is still hidden where he left it more than a hundred years ago. When Henry was arrested he told the vigilantes that he would pay them his weight in gold and that he could see where it was stashed from the window in the jail. The vigilantes wouldn't release Henry to bring back the gold and they hung him from the gallows without ever identifying where the hidden gold was located. It is very likely that a couple hundred pounds of gold is hidden on this claim. But you won't know unless you buy the claim and search for it yourself! Estimates of the amount of gold taken from the gulch during the first five years are put at $30,000,000 to $40,000,000. Although the boom was over, lesser amounts of placer gold would continue to be taken from the gulch for the next two decades. Chinese miners leased many of the original claims and methodically worked over the mined areas, recovering considerable amounts of gold missed by the early placer miners. White placer miners also continued to work the gulch until as late as 1887. An additional $10,000,000 worth of gold was taken from the gulch during this period. Placer mining can only work relatively shallow deposits and many mining experts realized there was undoubtedly a large amount of gold still to be found along the gulch. The only feasible way to get the remaining gold would be with floating dredges. In 1896, the second period of placer mining began when the Conrey Placer Mining Company was organized to dredge the gulch. The company bought up placer ground along the gulch as well as a number of ranches below the mouth of the gulch. The first dredge went into operation in 1899. Ultimately, six dredges were constructed which, during the next 24 years, processed over 37 million cubic yards of ground along a seven-mile long stretch of bottom land from Virginia City to Alder. The Conrey company's most productive year was in 1915 when it had four electric dredges working at once. They processed some six million cubic yards of gravel, recovering more than $800,000 in gold. By the first part of 1922 the company decided that all the dredgeable ground was exhausted and it closed down the operation. The company's two decades of dredging the seven miles of Alder Gulch were profitable ones with a total of $9,000,000 worth of gold being recovered. Shortly after the dredges were shut down, most were disassembled and the equipment sold for scrap while the heavy wooden barges were left to slowly rot away in their dredge ponds (Lyden 1948; Wolle 1963). For the next 12 years only small-scale sluicing operations occurred in Alder Gulch. In July of 1935 the Humphrey's Gold corporation set up a 5,000-yard, dry-land dredging operation that operated until June 1937, producing a total of 19,592 ounces of gold. In 1940 and 1941 another company operated a dry-land dredge that recovered about 1180 ounces of gold. Estimates of the total amount of gold produced in the Virginia City region range from a low of $30,000,000 to a high of $150,000,000. Tansley, Schafer and Hart (1933) put the total at over $54,000,000 in 1933, although this figure was based on conservative estimates of early production from data published by the United States Geological Survey. Even conservative figures show Alder Gulch and the surrounding area to be one of the richest gold-producing areas in the West. The original gold rush into Alder Gulch in 1863 found what turned out to be the richest placer diggings in Montana. An estimated $30,000,000 in gold was taken from the gulch between 1863 and 1866. During the following 23 years an additional $10,000,000 was taken from the gulch by sluice boxes, pans and rockers. While the initial placer boom is perhaps the most significant historical period, no sites have been recorded that are representative of these early placers. Because of the extensive dredging by the Conrey Placer Mining Company and by later placer and dry land dredging operations, most evidence of the early hand placering of the bonanza period has been destroyed. MAPS Sales Information NOTE: We have had multiple bidders say Ebay has ended our auctions early by about a minute or that when they try to submit their bid at the last minute ebay locks up and doesn't accept their bid. ***Because Ebay seems to be having serious problems at the end of auctions please don't wait until the last minutes to bid. If you do your bid may not counted and there is nothing we can do about it. Montana Gold And Silver Mines Guarantee The most important part of your mining claim is the mining claim documentation and location. Others may have the best intentions, but they often get it wrong. This results in you not getting what you paid for. Montana Gold And Silver Mines has been documenting, writing and transferring mining claims for over a decade. We know what we are doing. Montana Gold And Silver Mines guarantees that this mining claim has been written correctly and accurately. It has been physically staked with GPS for verification. 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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 quit claim deed which is a recordable conveyance. This auction is for 100% - all interest in this 20 acre placer mining claim. This claim covers the entire site, 1,320 ft. by 660 ft., and includes full rights to all minerals and gems you may find on the property. The winner of this auction will receive a notarized quit claim 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. 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Montana Gold And Silver Mines is selling legitimate and valuable historic claims. Our 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 receiving your payment in full. So you can plan to visit (and start working) your claim right away. BID WITH CONFIDENCE- Montana Gold And Silver Mines is a very reputable eBay seller. -PLUS- We'll take care of all the paperwork and arrangements so you can enjoy your claim immediately after payment and keep you informed through the entire process with confirmations when payment is received and when your paperwork has been shipped. Shipping We are unable to ship the land to you. We will ship all paperwork/maps upon payment clearing. Payment Your payment of this eBay item gives you 100% ownership of this entire claim in addition to the final auction price there is a $350 fee for filing and administrative costs. 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. At the end of the auction we will send a request for payment to your email address on your profile with eBay and you can pay using the link provided in the email. Payment is required within 24 hours of the end of the auction. We accept: All major Credit Cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card & Discover). Payments must be made before the claim will transfer and documents are shipped. © 2019 Montana Gold And Silver Mines Condition: Montana Gold And Silver Mines MINING CLAIMS-Your Guarantee of Quality and Value. The Dutch John Placer is a forgotten old gold mine in the heart of some of the best mining country in Montana. The area has a good history of being worked for gold. The gold is native, free milling gold that can be panned right out of the mine. Montana Gold And Silver Mines only sell claims with verified minerals and value., Type of Claim: Placer, Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim, Property Address: Virginia City, MT, State/Province: Montana, Seller State of Residence: Montana, Zip/Postal Code: 59755, Zoning: Mixed, City: Virginia City, Acreage: 20.0, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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