Live Oak And Governor Mine, Gold Mining Claim, Mariposa County, Ca "Stamp Mill"

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Seller: meetingofthemines (427) 100%, Location: Angels Camp, California, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 274013640905 Live Oak and Governor Mine, Gold Mining Claim, Mariposa County, CA "Stamp Mill" Item Description GENERAL CLAIM DESCRIPTION The Live Oak and Governor consists of 2 lode claims, which encompasses a little over 40 acres. I am truly excited to offer these 2 lode claims. You don't just get to own two really good gold mines, but you have the chance to have your own 5 stamp mill, winch, and pump as pictured in the photos on these 2 claims. Even better then the that, there is a completely unassembled Joshua Hendy Machine Works patent 1903, 3 individual stamp mill, (below is a photo off of the internet of what the stamp mill would look like assembled). I would say at least 90% of the stamp mill is there and if not more, unassembled. I think the mine may have purchased the stamp mill, but never used it. It is actually hidden pretty well on the claims. Getting out the larger equipment would be no easy task, but the one that is unassembled could be taken out with a little hard work. An ore cart costs anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000, just imagine what a complete stamp mill would be worth. I personally have never seen one for sale. This is a picture off the internet of the same type of unassembled stamp mill on the Live Oak and Governor claims. (To be clear, this is a photo of what the the stamp mill would look assembled) There is tailings all over this claim. I crushed and processed about 300 pounds of selected rock and came up with what you see in the photo above. With GOLD prices staying around $1500 an ounce, there is no better time to get a little rock crusher and start crushing away. Those of you, whom like to metal detect for gold, would have a field day....one good specimen with gold can be worth thousands. This place is off the beaten path, secluded, and remote. Once there though, the peace and serenity set in, very few people know of this place. The BLM access road is very well maintained. It is the last 3 miles or so that you wind down the mountain that are not the easiest in the world. 4 wheel drive, dirt bike, quad, gator, or any other type of vehicle like that is the only way to get up and down the one lane road to the Live Oak and Governor. I have a jeep and a Dodge 4 wheel drive truck and both made it up and down the mountain with no problems. There is several areas before you go down the mountain to the claims that can accommondate larger travel trailers and rv's. On the claims itself there is ample areas to tent camp or even bring a smaller tent like trailer or something similar that you could pull behind your 4 wheel drive. In the far off distance before you head down the mountain you can see half dome (Yosemite) if the weather is right. Beautiful views of highway 49 across the way as you wind down the mountain to your claim. Once on the claim, you are only about 1500 feet from the Merced River if you like to fish. There is somewhat of an old trail road that leads down there. If you like to target shoot, there is no better spot. I have been to these claims several times now and everytime I go I find something else I didn't see before. There is so much left to be discovered. The Live Oak and Governor Lode Claims have everything you would ever want in a mining claim and more. All you have to do is look at the pictures...the equipment is awesome, but the number one thing is the potential for finding gold is endless. In this mining district high-grade ore is abundant in places. 14,000 tons of untouched ore at 1/2 an ounce a ton (as stated below) is a lot of gold which translates into a lot of money...not hard to do the math on that one, or the thought of being able to get that unassembled stamp mill out of there are just a couple of reasons to own these claims. Whatever your reason is, they are a great investment. 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... I will consider an installment sale and other offers. When a deal is agreed upon I will end the listing. Exp. so much down and payments. 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. Live Oak and Governor Mine (White Oak group; Stud Horse Flat group; Live Oak group), Bagby, Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County Location, Geology, History, Ore Deposits, Mines The Live Oak and Governor is a former lode Au-Pb mine located in Sec. 35, T. 3 S., R. 16 E., M. D. on the south side of Merced River Canyon 2 miles northwest of Bagby. Discovered in 1895. Operated by the North American Gold Mines, Inc. C/O Ada Stewart. Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in andesite, porphyry, Late Jurassic diorite and pyroxenite. The ore body strikes NW and dipd 76SW at a thickness of 3.05 meters and a length of 1,828.8 meters. Laizure (1928) describes the footwall as slate and porphyry and the hanging wall as diorite. Bowen & Gray describe the wall rocks as pyroxene andesite of the Penon Blanco member of the Upper Jurassic Amador Group. The greenstones contact the Mariposa slate ½ mile E of the mine. Local rocks include Jurassic marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Sierra Nevada and Western Klamath Mountains). Vein matter is a milky quartz with native old, galena, and pyrite. Workings include underground openings with a total length of 609.6 meters and an overall depth of 76.2 meters. They are comprised of 2 shafts, 2 adits, and a winze. The main (northerly) shaft is in good condition but the other is now caved below 68 feet. Production data are found in: Laizure, Clyde McK (1928). The Carrolls estimated in 1932 that there was 14,000 tons of ore between the 68-foot and 225-foot levels from the main shaft that would average $10.50 a ton, which is about a 1/2 ounce of gold per ton (period values). The sulfides averaged $400 to $900 per ton (period values). There is no record of any of this having been removed, but recorded production from the mine between 1931 and 1934 indicated that some ore ran less then 10.50 per ton. The authors were unable to get an accurate estimate of the total production from the Live Oak and Governor group of mines, but looking at the size of the tailings and such it had to be somewhat substantial. This mining district is comprised of several former smaller districts: Bagby District: Location: This district is in western Mariposa County in the vicinity of the towns of Bagby and Bear Valley. It is in the Mother Lode gold belt. History: The streams were placer-mined early in the gold rush, and the Pine Tree and Josephine veins were discovered in 1849. Part of the area was on the Las Mariposa Spanish land grant of General John C. Fremont. Bagby was first known as Benton Mills, named by Fremont for Senator Thomas Hart Benton, his father-in-law. It was renamed in the 1890s for A. Bagby, a hotel owner. The town was a stop on the Yosemite Valley Railroad, which once extended up the Merced River canyon to Yosemite National Park. Gold mining activitv' continued until around 1875. There was mining in the district again in the early 1900s. The Pine Tree-Josephine mine was worked on a major scale from 1933 to 1944, and the Red Bank mine has been active in recent years. Part of the area, including the old town of Bagby, was inundated by the Exchequer Reservoir in 1967. Geology: In this district the Mother Lode gold belt is about 1 miles wide. It is underlain by northwest-striking beds of slate, phyllite, and metasandstone of the Mariposa Formation (Upper Jurassic), with greenstone and green schist both to the west and southeast (see fig. 18, page 95). A belt of serpentine extends northwest through the central portion of the district and is structurally important in relation to some of the gold-bearing veins. Ore deposits: There are several northwest-trending vein systems that consist of quartz veins and stringers with brecciated slate, schist, and associated bodies of pritic ankerite and mariposite-quartz rock. These vein systems are often scores of feet in thickness. The ore contains free gold, pyrite, and arsenopyrite with small amounts of chalcopyrite, galena, millerite, sphalerite, and niccolite. Milling ore averaged 1/7 to 1/2 ounce of gold per ton. In places high-grade ore is abundant. The ore shoots had stoping lengths of up to 600 feet, and the veins were mined to an inclined depth of 1500 feet. Mines: Dolman, French ($116,000), Jumper, Juniper, Live Oak and Governor, Mexican I ($50,000), Oso ($50,000), Pine Tree-Josephine ($4 million), Queen Specimen, Red Bank ($100,000), Specimen. Mariposa District: History: This district is in the vicinity of the town of Mariposa at the southeast end of the Mother Lode gold belt. The Mariposa mine was reported to have been discovered in 1849 by Kit Carson, and the first stamp mill in California was installed there that same year. Much of this district was part of the Las Mariposas Grant of General John C. Fremont. The old courthouse in Mariposa erected in 1854 is the oldest continuously used courthouse in California. The mines were worked until the early 1900s and again during the 1930s. The Mariposa mine has been prospected in recent years. Geology and Ore Deposits: The district is underlain by northwest-trending belts of slate of the Mariposa Formation (Upper Jurassic), serpentine, and greenstone. There are several massive quartz veins in slate or greenstone. The ore contains free gold, pyrite, and arsenopyrite, which often is associated with highgrade ore. The Mariposa mine has been developed to an inclined depth of 1500 feet. Mines: Evans II, Kane, Mariposa ($2,395,000), Stockton Creek, Stockton Creek Tunnel. Mount Bullion District: Location: in the westcentral part of Mariposa County about seven miles northwest of Mariposa. The district is in the southern end of the Mother Lode gold belt and extends northwest towards Bagby and Bear Valley (fig. 18). It includes the Agua Fria and Mount Ophir areas. History: This region was first placer-mined in 1848, many of the miners having been of Spanish descent. Agua Fria Creek and other streams were highly productive (Agua fria means cold water in Spanish). Lode gold-mining began shortly afterward. Much of this district is in the Las Mariposa land grant, which originally belonged to General John C. Fremont. The mines in this grant were not located and surveyed in the same fashion as those on public es. The grant later underwent lengthy litigation, and Fremont eventually went bankrupt. He named nearby Mount Bullion for his father-in-law. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, who was sometimes known as "Old Bullion." At Mount Ophir, which is now a ghost town, are the ruins of an early-day mint. From 1849 until 1854 private coinage subject to federal inspection was authorized in California. It is believed that some of the now extremely rare and valuable octagonal fifty-dollar gold slugs were minted here from locally mined gold. Gold mining in the district continued fairly steadily from the 1850s through the 1870s. There was considerable activity from around 1900 to 1920 when the Princeton and other mines were worked. Some mining was done in the 1930s and early 1940s, and there have been a few intermittent small-scale operations since. Geology: As shown in figure 18, the gold mineralization is confined chiefly to a northwest-trending belt of slate, phyllite, and metasandstone of the Mariposa Formation (Upper Jurassic). Within this formation are two belts of pyrite-bearing metarhyolite that may have possible future economic significance. Greenstone of the Pefion Blanco Formation (Upper Jurassic) crops out to the east and west. Also present are thin bands of serpentine and numerous aplite dikes. Ore Deposits: Several north-northwest-striking systems of quartz veins occur principally in slate. The veins usually range from four to 10 feet in thickness, although there are some massive ones that are considerably thicker. The ore contains free gold and pyrite, which is abundant in places. Millng ore yielded from ¼ to ½ ounce of gold per ton, and considerable highgrade ore was recovered close to the surface. Some of the ore shoots were extensive; several in the Princeton mine had stoping lengths of more than 500 feet. The greatest depth of development is 1,600 feet on the incline. A number of extensive vein systems have not been thoroughly explored. Also, there are several extensive 1970 deposits of pyritic metarhyolite in the Mariposa Formation that in places contain gold. These bodies are several miles long and 60 or more feet thick. Mines: Greens Gulch ($119,000+), King Midas, Louis, Mt. Ophir ($250,000 to $300,000), Mountain View I, Nellie Kahoe, Ortega, Princeton 1 $ 5 million), Sorrel. Whitlock District: Location: The Whitlock district is in west-central Mariposa County five miles north of the town of Mariposa. The district is east of the Mother Lode gold belt and includes the Colorado, Sherlock Creek, and Whiskey Flat areas. The area was placer-mined soon after the beginning of the gold rush, and lode mining began shortly afterward. A number of mines were active here during the 1930s, and a few, such as the Diltz and Schroeder mines, have been intermittently prospected in recent years. Geology: Greenstone and green schist underlie much of the district, with some slate, phyllite, and mica schist in the north portion. Granitic intrusives and serpentine are to the south. There is an appreciable number of diorite, quartz-diorite, and aplite dikes that commonly are associated with the gold-quartz veins. A northwest-trending fault extends along the west side of the district (see fig. 18). Ore Deposits: Numerous north- and northweststriking quartz veins contain small but rich ore shoots. The veins usually are one to five feet thick, and a number dip at low angles. The veins have a tendency to roll or bend, and it is in these bends or rolls that the high-grade pockets often occur. Much specimen ore has been produced in the district; in 1932 the Diltz mine yielded 52- and 40-pound masses of gold and quartz. The greatest depth of development is about 900 feet. Mines: Buffalo, Champion, Colorado ($50,000), Diltz ($750,000 to $1 million), Geary, Golden Key ($154,000), King Solomon, Landrum, Nutmeg ($180,000+), Our Chance, Permit, Schroeder ($200,000 to $300,000), Spread Eagle ($425,000), and the Whitlock ($500,000). Area Recreation and Nearby Towns The claim is located approx 22 miles from Historic Mariposa, (Home of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum), about 17 miles from the old mining ghost town of Hornitos, about 9 miles from the town of Bear Valley (home of the famous Bon Ton Cafe), about 10 miles from Lake McClure, and The Yosemite Valley floor is about an hours drive time away. Plenty of places to stay along the way. Claim Particulars Live Oak and Governor and Live Oak and Governor 2 The claim is in Section 35, Township 3S, Range 16E, Mount Diablo Meridian Section 35, Township 3S, Range 16E, Mount Diablo Meridian Two 20 Acre Lode Mining Claims CAMC# 0316852, 0316853 Driving Directions From Hornitos, Ca take Bear Valley Road for 8.9 miles. Turn Left onto Hunters Valley ACCESS Road for 1.3 miles. Hunters Valley ACCESS Road turns into BLM road continue for roughly 3.5 miles. Lastly turn Right onto the dirt road (follow the yellow arrows on the map below) and continue for roughly 3 miles and you will arrive at the claims. (THE LAST 3 MILES YOU WILL NEED A 4 WHEEL DRIVE) Please refer to maps below for detailed directions. Please note: Be sure to take HUNTERS VALLEY ACCESS ROAD as shown below, NOT Hunters Valley Road these two seperate roads that do not allow the same access. 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. Our claims never overlap a LOAD or PLACER claim, we never top file! The photos below show our current hardrock mining operation and equipment used. Condition: The Live Oak and Governor consists of 2 lode claims, which encompasses a little over 40 acres. I am truly excited to offer these 2 lode claims. You don't just get to own two really good gold mines, but you have the chance to have your own 5 stamp mill, winch, and pump as pictured in the photos on these 2 claims. Even better then the that, there is a completely unassembled Joshua Hendy Machine Works patent 1903, 3 individual stamp mill, (below is a photo off of the internet of what the stamp mill would look like assembled). I would say at least 90% of the stamp mill is there and if not more, unassembled. I think the mine may have purchased the stamp mill, but never used it. It is actually hidden pretty well on the claims. Getting out the larger equipment would be no easy task, but the one that is unassembled could be taken out with a little hard work., State/Province: CA, Seller State of Residence: CA, Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim

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