Gold Mine Claim for Sale NV ($8 Million Past Producer) - $6797 OBO 20.66 Acre Lode 250' Tunneling "FREE MILL" Gold in Vein

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Seller: mountainmanmining (16) 100%, Location: Carson City, Nevada, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 123775993410 [zipedit] - BUNKER HILL MINE FOR SALE -$8 Million Dollar Gold/Silver/Copper/Tungsten Past Producer Size of Claim: 20.66 Acres (600'x1500') Discovery Monument: 39° 7'2.50"N, 119°40'27.27"W Mining Commodity: Gold, Silver, Copper, Tungsten Past Producer: Yes. $8,000,000 USD on record. $8 MILLION USD PAST PRODUCER. Gold/Silver in just 250' of vein material. Massive bonanza grade "honey hole". See below for mine history... State/County: Nevada, Carson City Closest Cities: Carson City (4 Miles), Gardnerville (6 Miles), Historic Virginia City, Home of the Comstock Lode (8 Miles) Type: Unpatented Mining Claim Accessibility: Multiple dirt roads lead to claim. Dirt Road 4-Wheel Drive Recommended Camping: Yes. Campsite 50 Yards from the Primary Mine Portal. Leveled by grader. Amazing views! Food/Amenities: 3 Miles Away, Town of Carson City, Capital of Nevada. Gas, lodging, hardware stores, wal-mart, food, etc. Cell Phone Reception: Yes. 4GLTE all networks. Primary Mine Features: 250'+ of Tunnel, Well Ventilated, 6-10' Backings, 10' Audit, Visible Vein on Working Face Mining Relics: Yes. Can dumps, timbers, iron scrap, old mill site, concrete lmill site, tailings piles, possible leach pad. Tailings Pile: Yes. Scattered tailings throughout claim area. 10-20 ton piles. Lots of high grade copper/silver ore laying around on the ground. Vein Material Remaining: Substantial Known Quantities Rock & Deposit Type: Shale, sandstone, volcanogenic clastic rocks, andesite, rhyolite, and locally thick carbonate units. Gold and silver deposit is from a quartz intrusion into the host as the primary, followed up by many layers of secondary enrichment deposited in various layers of silicia and limonite. Vein Size: Ranges from 6"x 6" to 8' x 8' along the heading and ribs of primary drift. Yes, eight feet by eight feet wide in some areas, huge vein. Number of Shafts/Mines/Portals on Claim: Two. (2) Drifts. Main drift, two portals. Prospect drift, one portal. MAS/MILS id number: 0325100028BUNKER HILL MINE - 3.5 Miles Out of Carson CityThe Bunker Hill Mine is a 20.66 acre hard rock, lode mining claim. It's only a few miles away from one of the largest gold/silver vein every discovered in the United States, the Comstock Lode. The Bunker Hill Mine exists in has a historical production record of over $8 million USD in gold/silver/copper/tungsten. NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 75, 1969, P. 31. The exact Bunker Hill Mine history is a hard to come by, although my research suggestions this mine was last operation in 1928, under the name, The Empress Group and there is a picture of the old head-frame and mill site when it was in operation. It's assumed it shut down because they lost the high grade ore after they hit the honey hole.Moving on it was explored as a fall out shelter during the Cuban missle crisis by the Navy. Should the proverbial sh*t hit the fan and nuclear war occur - this shelter just a few miles outside of a major city would serve nicely as a bunker. Yes, it was going to be used as a bomb shelter. After that it got it's new name... The Bunker Hill Mine.The vein system has been surveyed and assayed to contain metallic commodities of Au, Ag and Cu. The strike angle is approx 75 degrees, and the tunnel system has two portals. The two portals were following a vein system that had a logical intersection approximately 100' into the mountain. This intersection of the two veins has been known to contain rich high grade ore for years.Pan Gold Directly from the Vein. Coarse gold, or "free mill" gold is still present in the vein.At the intersection of the vein they indeed found what they were looking for, a honey hole of gold, silver, copper and tungsten ore totaling in over $8 million in todays prices. You can see in the picture above the beautiful layering of limonite, than a zone of mineralized quartz, with copper showing brightly, that dark oxidized zone of silver, and than another layer of limonite on top of that. This is a massive vein, with substantial known quantities of vein material remaining.And that's where it looks like things took a turn. The vein "slipped" out, likely due to major host rock bodies slipping along the same fault system that brought the rich vein material up. Once they lost track of the vein, they sunk a shaft near the intersection of the vein trying to relocate it. It also looks like they drove a small audit up about 10 feet, and drove the drift back further another '60 or so feet.Now there's no telling for sure, but why left all the vein material (see images) and didn't do any drilling off to the sides of the honey hole to try and relocate the vein is a mystery. I think modern day core drilling should be able to go into the veins and either try see just how big deep the visible vein material goes, and to try and relocate the bonanza grade ore vein they lost track of back in the day.Suffice to say, there is still a tons of low/medium/high grade ore all around this mine just laying around. The Bunker Hill Mine is hasn't been worked in 90+ years...At that time gold was selling for $30 an ounce. The mine's operators were milling on site, using water from a local stream in the canyon 200' below. Pictures of the old Mill site showed a headframe outside of the portal, two wood cabins, and a stone/concrete leach pad outside the portal.Back in the mid 1990's when the BLM was doing some house cleaning on old mines in the area, the leveled and graded the mine, as well as removed many of the old relics. These historic artifacts can be dangerous to kids who think they're a jungle gym. And likewise, to keep kids of out the mine, a bat fence was constructed on both main portal entrances at the Bunker Hill Mine.That's about all I could find on it, historically. Most of that comes from the old miner journals and a book about mines in this area. The BLM and recorders office has some information as well. However, I remember a few years back finding the original Navy map of this place, as well as a mining assessment that had 20+ samples done on the claim back in the 1920s. And now at the time of this auction, I can't find that old assay document, it was really something special - and if I recall showed exact places along the vein where there were high, medium and low grade Ag/Au deposits. If, in your research of this mine you run across that document, I'd be eternally gratefulif you'd pass it my way!My Top 9 Features about the Bunker Hill MineA few things I really like about this claim in particular are:- Recorded past producer, 8 million in gold and silver was taken from this mine - Only takes about 10 minutes to drive to, right outside of Carson City - Amazing views of Carson City, Virginia city. Level area ideal for setting up camp, or a small mill site - There is "free mill" gold you can pan directly out of the vein - There is a ton of visible vein material left to be mined, hundreds of tons worth - Claim is on the exact same fault system as Virginia City's, Comstock lode vein and bonanza grade ore finds! - The gold/silver is recoverable via from leaching and/or gravity concentration - Lots of visible oxidized copper, silver and iron. Concentrated "heavies" just like in placer mining - They "lost the vein" meaning the richest part of the vein may still be there!Yes, after inspecting the mine you can see the super-rich vein they were mining slipped. Basically it looks like the rock sheered, and shifted, taking the vein with it. And in which direction it took the vein was anybodies guess. They attempted to sink a shaft to find the vein but nothing. They also drive the drive back another 50 or so feet to see if they could pick it back up, nothing. Geologically speaking the vein could have slipped by 10 feet, or a hundred feet. But once a mine loses track of the vein, sometimes it's hard to find again without some drilling. Since core drilling wasn't a thing in the 1920's this mine's rich vein remains to be relocated.History of Carson City & Virginia City Mining DistrictThe Comstock Lode is a lode of silver ore located under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a peak in the Virginia Range in Nevada (then western Utah Territory). It was the first major discovery of silver ore in the United States, and named after American miner Henry Comstock.After the discovery was made public in 1859, it sparked a silver rush of prospectors to the area, scrambling to stake their claims. The discovery caused considerable excitement in California and throughout the United States. Mining camps soon thrived in the vicinity, which became bustling commercial centers, including Virginia City and Gold Hill.Six major bonanzas marked the first five years of the Comstock Lode. The Ophir bonanza was prosperous until 1864, producing 70,000 tons. Though rich, and having a length of 500 feet at the surface, the ore body wedged out at a depth of 500 feet. The Gold & Curry bonanza included 500 feet of the El Dorado outcrop, but dipped southward into the Savage at 500 feet; the ore gave out by 1866. The Savage bonanza included this ore body and a second bonanza, an ore body shared with Hale & Norcross to the south, at the 600 foot level; this ore body was played out by 1869. The Original Gold Hill bonanza consisted of the Old Red Ledge, 1,000 feet long, 500 feet wide, and 500 feet deep, also on the same fault, in the same mining district as Bunker Hill Mine.BUNKER HILL MINE - On The Same Fault System as Comstock Lode!In Nevada, we know that gold deposits make it the surface from hydrothermal fluids, or dykes carrying molten quartz and precious minerals. There was a few periods in a history that were very hot and violent occured geologically speaking, and when it did it cracked entire mountains. The cracks allowed heavy minerals that took millions of years to find their way into the deep, heavy area of the earth, and immense heat and pressure to drive them to the surface.Bunker Hill, along with dozens of other mines in the area, are in the same fault zone, form 130,000 years ago, bringing up tons of percious metals. In this pic, you can see the faulting in the Bunker Hill Mine zone.On Site Pulverizing/Hand Panning Concentrates & Sample ResultsThe gold in the vein at the Bunker Hill Mine is coarse enough to be panned right out of the vein system! You really can't beat that...It looks like the old timers were using a combination of pulverizing the ore, gravity seperating the coarse gold and chunky stuff, then had a leach operation setup in front of the main drift. There's a picture of the little concrete leach pit they had in front of the portal. The leaching was for the micro gold, and nano gold, which usually makes up the majority of the gold content. It's said that visible gold is only 15% of the gold that's there. Most of it is micro gold which can be picked up in a leach.The gold and silver in the ore seems to have a minor accordance of coarse gold, with the greatest concentration of coarse gold in the limonite within the veins. It appears as this real dark red, rich color and I was able to pan out little bits of coarse gold from it. Big enough to stick in a little 1 dram vial. For the rock specimens I pulverized 25 pounds of random samples from along the vein to 30- mesh minus, and hand panned those as well. Also visible gold, and a blend of very shiny heavies, which I haven't identified yet. Possibly tungsten since this mine is a known tungsten producer as well.Approx. 25 pounds of ore pulverized with a gas powered rock crusher on site, and then ran through a battery pack powered Gold Cube, and panned on site showed free mill, coarse gold flakes taken directly from the limonite/quartz vein material. Just like the literature said, this mine had free mill gold in the vein all around where the "honey hole" was found back in the 1920s.Summary of Pilot Milling: A ball mill/pulverizer, with a 30 mesh screen to gravity feed a shaker table should extract a large percentage of the gold/silver in this ore body. The minerals seem to form large bodies, and the gold milled was observed to not be associated with sulfides, but side on the "free mill" form of gold. This makes sense considering the highest values were obtained in the contact zones between the limonite and quartz contacts. Vein ranges from low grade throughout, likely like other veins in the area has "cherries" or pockets along the vein. The mill site in the 1920's also was running a leach pit by the looks of the concrete foundation remaining on the claim. Potassium cyanide leach with zinc precipitation for the nano and micron sized gold would be recommended, or possible Hg amalgimation. It's hard to guess without further sampling what percentage of the gold is this coarse gold, vs the small micro sized gold common in lode deposits.Yes, There are Values in the Ore & You Can Make Money with This ClaimIt looks to me like this ore forms pockets, like cherries on a tree. The tree is the vein system, and the cherries are the pockets along the vein with the gold and silver. Although sometimes the cherries can be as big as a watermelon. Does this vein system contain another 8 million dollar, pocket? You'll have to sample, and mine it to find out!Quite frankly, if no one buys this claim outright from me during this auction, I might spend some time and mine it myself! How much you make is a factor of how much you put into it, like anything else. The ore is in the vein, check it out:Road Leading Up to Mine.Huge mineral rich boulders around the property.Some copper oxide on a heavy piece of ore laying on the surface.Views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Garderville, and Carson City from approx. 6200' elevation at Bunker Hill Mine.Nice flat area just feet from the main portal to camp, setup a milling operation, or file a permit to build a gatePrior to BLM's "reclamation" of the site in the 1990's, there was a just wooden head-frame here, leading to the concrete mill site below.Big ore boulders are seen in the corner of an the Bunker Hill mill site. It's about all that's left of the original structures on the property which at one time included a 30' headframe, and a number of cabins.There is a rainbow of various colored ore all laying around the surface and near the portal to this mine.North portal to primary drift. BLM erected a bat-cage, which someone cut through. A 30' decent leads to the main gallery of the mine where the honey hole was found.Just past the main portal, notice the vein material in the bottom left and bottom right of the image.God I loves me some rich limonite!!! Just look at it! Yes, you can scrape that right off the vein, classify and pan the coarse gold right out.More limonite between heavy quartz host rocks. Likely two stages of enrichment, one with the original quartz deposit, and second with hyrothermal fluids putting a secondary set of mineral deposits in the quartz seams.Some old shoring on the outside of a 15' prospect off-shoot in the main drift. In the top of the image you can see the vein material they were chasing.Vein travels up high along the ribs leading further back into the mine.All the best minerals in one nice, neat ore deposit... I see copper oxide, lead oxide, cinnabar, quartz, and a clearly defined sulfide contact zone between the basalt host rock that probably contains... you guessed it, gold.More iron staining in the vein, copper deposited on quartz.Further into the drift, there is a "room" which is approximately 10'x20'. It appeared to me this room was a prospect looking for more vein material, and later possibly used for storage.Another shot along the vein, everything is covered in dirt, but where you can still see bright ore coming to the surface.I'd love to hit that piece of ore with an XRF gun.More limonite veins in the drift. This an especially thick portion of the vein made entirely of quartz, copper, and lots of iron oxide. If you sprinkle some water on that, it would be a rainbow of colored minerals in crystal-quartz host.Quartz coming out from a pocket along the ribs. Another piece of ore just laying around on the ground in the mine, likely fallen off the vein over the years.From the inside, a look outside the second portal.And the first thing you see when you step outside the mine, a bunch of precious minerals in shale, basalt and quartz. Isn't it beautiful!?Back outside, where the vein has been exposed and washed, you can see much more color at the Bunker Hill Mine.Stockworks shows evidence of a secondary enrichment with precious minerals.And finally, an unexplored prospect drift on the claim. I'm too fat to squeeze down there, and too lazy to dig it out. But judging by the tailings pile in front of the drift, they went drifted into a copper/quartz/silica vein around the corner from the primary drift. Would want to fire assay some of the tailings in front to see how many ounces of silver/gold per ton it runs. Anything below 2oz/ton gold the old timers didn't mess around with much, but today that would make you a rich man.My Special Guarantee With The Bunker Hill MineTo be honest, I first fell in love with this mine a few years ago when I just got into prospecting. It kick started my journey is hard rock, and placer. I loved it because of it's location, it's history, and the fact that every time I went there I came back with gold, and copper and silver. I visited this mine with 10 gallons of water, a tub, and a gold pan. I took limonite right off the vein, shook it over my mesh screen to classify and panned it right there on the side of the mountain. And I'll tell you what, there is visible gold is every pan. This mine is good for small scale operations, people working with their hands, or doing 1-2 tons a day. If you are, or get big enough to process larger amounts of ore, you might make might money with this mine. Whichever you decide, I guarantee you'll pan gold right out of the vein of this mine! It's a great feeling to know you have a mine with visible, coarse gold flakes right there clear as day.No one can guarantee that you'll pan gold of their mines unless they have the right mineral type, and gold deposit. Most lode gold is nano-scale in size, so to have a mine like this with visible, coarse, free mill gold right in the limonite veins is special and unique. That's why I can guarantee you'll pan gold straight from the vein.But even if your brand new to lode mining, I guarantee that if you simply crush and hand pan the ore, or crush, and run this ore through a sluice box or gold cube that you'll recover gold. I absolutely guarantee it, because this mine still has tons of gold in it. You just have to get up there with some water, and mine it!Framed Map & Official Legal Docs of Your Gold MineOver the years, you can accumulate a number of claims. And quite frankly, you might not have time to mine them all. So you might, put 'em on the shelf, lease them, or just keep them till the price of gold appreciates even further. THUS having a commemorative display of your assets and mines is a nice keepsake. Plus, I'm a sucker for hanging cool things on the walls in the office!This is a great claim to buy and own. Either to keep and add to your portfolio of holdings, or to prospect and recreate on yourself. Camping, and mining on this claim are allowed, but you can also sell/trade the claim deed just like any other land asset or title. And with permits you can erect a mile site, run water and power up there, and resurrect a million dollar mine. So to the winner of the Bunker Hill Mine, I'll send you this 16x20, one of kind, framed gold claim documents of the Bunker Hill mine, notice of location, copy of the official map, and beautiful photo of the scenic location, PLUS some of little flakes of real gold I found on the vein while sampling and making the claim. About Us, Mountain Man Mining™ We're basically a two man operation, mining hobbyists and small scale miners with a combined 30 years of experience. We do all of our own fire assays and sampling, as well as have access to a mill in Gold Point, NV capable of milling up to 20 tons a day. When we're not mining, or doing our day jobs, we prospect and locate new claims every season. Friendly, positive and ready to help new prospectors and miners, don't hesitate to contact us!All our placer and lode claims for sale are perfect for small scale and recreational gold miners and prospectors. Much of the leg work of locating the gold, and legally staking the claim has been done - now you get to do the fun part and go out and mine the claim!Buy This Claim Today and Start Mining Gold!When you decide to purchase this claim I will handle all the paperwork on your behalf with Carson County as well as the BLM. A quite claim deed will be followed on the claim, at which point the BLM and the county will send you, the new owner, the stamped versions of the newly filed documents marking you as the new claim owner. You should see the claim belonging to you, and ACTIVE in the LR2000 and county recorders office within 2-3 weeks. Please allow 10 days for filing the transfer after the sale. After this purchase, I will handle the transfer paperwork, and you'll be getting: 1) The legal mineral rights to the land within the 20.66 acre boundary of the "Bunker Hill Mine". 2) Copies of the certificate of location, placer mining maps, stamped and recorded by the county & BLM. 3) Your name/business will appear in the online LR2000 & the county recorders within 2 weeks of purchase.Send me a message if you have any questions.Thanks & Happy Diggins' Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim, Property Address: See Coordinates, State/Province: Nevada, Seller State of Residence: NV, Zip/Postal Code: 89701, Zoning: Public, City: Carson City, Acreage: 20.66, Type: Recreational, Acreage

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