Iron Duke Mine, Gold Mining Claim, Mariposa County, Ca

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Seller: meetingofthemines (429) 100%, Location: Angels Camp, California, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 283664908714 Iron Duke Mine, Gold Mining Claim, Mariposa County, CA Item Description GENERAL CLAIM DESCRIPTION The Iron Duke Mine is located in sec. 4, T4S, R16E, MDM, 2.4 km (7,800 feet) SSE of Hunter Valley Mountain (coordinates of record), in the headwaters area of Temperance Creek (¼ mile SE of the Oaks & Reese Mine). Operated in 1865, 1934-1935 and 1938-1941. The Iron Duke Mine is prime for a gold-finding exploration, being located in a mining district prized for its richness in gold! This mine is for the casual/recreational gold miner or the gold miner who wants to get into more serious operations. Operation costs should be kept to a minimum, due to someone in the past already doing some major work to the shaft as shown in the pictures. A large type culvert was placed around the shaft, with a metal ladder sinking into the depths of the inclined shaft. Piping can be seen in the shaft along with different types of wiring, which I assume goes to some type of pump in the shaft that may work. There are several level clearings on the claim that must have been used for machinery in the past. They are perfect for a very large 5th wheel or motorhome. Remember they took out a 190-ounce pocket of gold near the surface of the shaft. The tunnel (adit) goes into the hill for a ways. The entrance is partially caved, but easily accessible. There is vein structure in the tunnel as shown by the photos. Old track was left behind and goes across a shallow shaft that has a small amount of water in it. The old timers clearly took out a pocket of gold from this spot. There is tailing piles in all different spots on the claim. In the high grass close to the old millsite I uncovered even more tailings. While using my Minelab 1000, I found a couple pieces of gold as shown in the photos above. The Minelab 1000 runs about $850.00 and in my opinion is one of the better and easiest detectors to use. With present mining techniques and modern machinery, and areas yet to be explored, the possibilities can readily be seen. Serious to casual/recreational gold mining opportunities are abundant. This is a great gold mine for recreational mining if that is all you want to do. You can work the property and/or simply hold it as an investment, but with gold prices moving up you may want to start with a more serious operation. Could be lots of fun if a few friends shared the mine together. With a decent metal detector and a smaller rock crusher you could be on your way to being gold rich! The two photos in the body of this listing showing gold were found recently in the Hunter Valley Mining District from a good friend of mine! The bigger one having approx. 19 ounces of gold in it! Access routes within gold bearing areas is typically a concern for many mining operations. One of the valuable assets of the Iron Duke Mine is the existence of paved roads that get you within a mile of the Iron Duke Mine and very well-kept dirt and gravel road that gets you the rest of the way to the mine. The existence of a good road is a key feature of the Iron Duke Mine and one that increases not only the value of the Mine, but the ability to recover the minerals with a higher margin of profit. Accessible by 2-wheel drive with numerous areas for a large fifth wheel or motorhome. So, whether you're a part-time prospector, full time gold miner, or dedicated metal detectorist, there has never been a better time to get involved in the modern-day Gold Rush! Not only is gold mining a hobby and or a full-time job that can pay you back, it's an activity the entire family can enjoy together in the great outdoors. Perhaps one of the best benefits of gold prospecting, gold mining, and or metal detecting is that with the price of gold today, you don't have to find much to completely pay for your claim and equipment-- and the rest is pure profit! Thank you for looking... With GOLD prices starting to move steadily upward, there is no better time to own a gold claim! Mining claims are mineral rights to Government land and the rights to extract precious metals. They are considered real property and can be bought, sold, leased, willed, transferred and etc. With that being said they have tremendous resale value. Be sure to check out the November issue of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, we made the cover and they did a feature on our current Hard Rock operation! Photo of cover below. We would more then happy to show you our operation! More info on the Iron Duke Mine and Hunter Valley Mining District below: IRON DUKE MINE Mineralization is a vein deposit (Blue Lead vein), hosted in rocks of the Amador group (chert, andesite, greenstone, tuff and Late Jurassic slate). The ore body strikes N30-35W and dips 61NE at a thickness of 1.22 meters and a length of 457.2 meters. The Blue Lead vein is intersected by cutter veins at angles of 45 to 90 degrees. The cutter veins are hosted in greenstone. Controls for ore emplacement included junctions of cutter veins with main vein, and the cutter vein themselves. Local rocks include Jurassic marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Sierra Nevada and Western Klamath Mountains). Workings include underground openings with a total length of 205.74 meters and an overall depth of 60.96 meters. A single compartment, 200 foot deep, shaft is inclined at 61 degrees. There is a 2,500 foot-long drift driven S on the 185 level to the cutter vein. A secondary drift is 100 W, plus a 30-foot raise. There is a 75-foot drift on cutter vein 3. A 35-foot shaft is partly caved. Shallow surface workings are near Specimen Hill. Production data are found in: Bowen, O.E., Jr. & C.H. Gray, Jr. (1957). Total production was $21,800 (period values). During the sinking of the shaft, a small pocket yielded 190 ounces of GOLD. One pocket in the secondary drift yielded $524 (period values). $16,000 (period values) of Au was taken from Specimen Hill workings. $3,800 (period values) was mined from a small stope at the junction of the Blue Lead vein and cutter vein at 104 feet, plus $2,000 (period values) from the raise on cutter vein No. 2. Sulfide concentrates yielded about $50 (period values) Au/ton. The Hunter Valley Mining District, West Belt, Mariposa County Location, Geology, History, Ore Deposits, Mines Location and History: This district is in the northwest corner of Mariposa County, in the general area of Hunter Valley, the Don Pedro Reservoir and Lake McClure. It was named for William W. Hunter, a well-known engineer. There was extensive placer gold mining here during the 1850s and some copper mining in the 1860s. The lode gold mines were active until the early 1900s. Some mining was done again during the 1930s, and the Pyramid mine has been prospected recently. Geology: The district is underlain by northwest-trending belts of slate of the Mariposa Formation (Upper Jurassic) and greenstones, chert and slate of the Amador Group (Middle to Upper Jurassic). Several small diorite and granodiorite intrusions are mapped. Ore Deposits: A number of northwest-striking systems of gold-quartz veins are in the slate, chert and greenstone. Numerous stringers and cross veins are present. A number of high-grade pockets have been found. The ore contains free gold and often abundant sulfides, and milling ore commonly averaged one ounce per ton in gold. None of the veins have been mined to depths of more than a few hundred feet. Mines: Blue Cloud, Cotton Creek, Iron Duke, Morning Star, Oak and Reese ($500,000-$600,000), Orange Blossom, Pyramid ($200,000), Schoolhouse, Yellowstone. Two really nice specimens found recently by my friend in the Hunter Valley District Area Recreation and Nearby Towns The claim is located approx 13 miles from Historic Mariposa, (Home of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum), about 18 miles from the old mining ghost town of Hornitos, about 6 miles from the town of Bear Valley (home of the famous Bon Ton Cafe), and The Yosemite Valley floor is approx. 62 miles away. Plenty of places to stay along the way. Claim Particulars Iron Duke Gold Mine The claim is in Section 4, Township 4S, Range 16E, Mount Diablo Meridian One 20 Acre Mining Claim CAMC# 0321593 Driving Directions From Hornitos, Ca take Bear Valley Road for 7 miles. Turn Left onto Hunters Valley Road for 5.1 miles. Continue straight onto Detwiler Road for 0.1 miles. Stay to the left to continue on dirt road for 0.1 miles. Once you are on this dirt road you are on the claim. Park and camp where you like. Map below is showing route once you continue straight onto Dewiler from Hunters Valley Road. Please feel free to contact for GPS coorinates Payment Information Accepted methods of payment: Personal/Business checks, direct deposits or wire transfer, cashier's check and money orders. PayPal does not allow payment for real estate or land purchases and mining claims are considered real estate, so we are unable to accept payment through PayPal. No returns or exchanges, contact me with questions. Transfer of Ownership Once payment is received and clears, a deed will be filled out with your name or names and notarized transferring ownership to the new owner. Either you or I can mail (a lot of time I will hand deliver to the appropriate County and BLM) it to the appropriate County recording office and BLM, but I would rather do it so I know it’s done correctly, but of course that is your call. I will pay all transfer fees. If you purchase this claim or claims we will be sending you a packet with all the appropriate claim paperwork after the payment clears. If you have any questions, please email me. You are dealing with a real miner/prospector here. Feedback: If there are any problems please send me an email and I will do my best to resolve them. Payment Details Accepted methods of payment: Personal/Business checks, direct deposits or wire transfer, cashier's check and money orders. Paypal does not allow payment for real estate or land purchases and mining claims are considered real estate, so we are unable to accept payment through paypal. No returns or exchanges, contact me with questions. Additional Information Meeting of the Mines takes great pride in finding claims for the serious miner and the hobbyist miner. We do thorough research to ensure that we sell only open claims. We never top file! Condition: The Iron Duke Mine is prime for a gold-finding exploration, being located in a mining district prized for its richness in gold! This mine is for the casual/recreational gold miner or the gold miner who wants to get into more serious operations. Operation costs should be kept to a minimum, due to someone in the past already doing some major work to the shaft as shown in the pictures. A large type culvert was placed around the shaft, with a metal ladder sinking into the depths of the inclined shaft. Piping can be seen in the shaft along with different types of wiring, which I assume goes to some type of pump in the shaft that may work. There are several level clearings on the claim that must have been used for machinery in the past. They are perfect for a very large 5th wheel or motorhome. Remember they took out a 190-ounce pocket of gold near the surface of the shaft., State/Province: CA, Seller State of Residence: CA, Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim

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