New Mexico Gold Mine Historic Silver Lode Mining Claim Turquoise Chrysocolla NM! 1870's Mine - Historic Native / Free-Milling Gold

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Seller: scyros35 (13,690) 100%, Location: Hachita, New Mexico, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 143553833697 APACHE Mining District Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites ENTERPRISE MINE The Enterprise Mine is a very old gold/silver mine located in the Apache No.2 District of Hidalgo County, in New Mexico. This mine is real nice decline adit cut on a 30-degree angle and it is open and in good shape. .This mine was reported located in roughly 1870 as best as we can tell - and some work was done from 1870-1880. $17,000.00 in gold was reported (in 1880's values). Indian raids were reportedly the main cause of the abandonment of the workings. There were reports of miners being ambushed and killed at their mines up until 1896 or so when the Army was brought in to help reign in some control as New Mexico and Arizona were considered for statehood. That happened in 1912 but mining was dropping due to war concerns around the time. The Enterprise Mine has been historically worked for the native gold that the area is known for. There has been some evidence and documentation that copper and silver were also worked in the area. There are a variety of prospects around the claim and two nearby mines that are both adits and shafts that cut into the same quartz vein (although not within the borders of this claim). Inside the mine you can expect to find more quartz, iron and bits of gold. My team reported some nice veins of galena with very defined crystallization, also lead and silver and some gold was visible in the workings. The mine is still open and the hard rock it was cut into shows no signs of degradation. There are substantial workings and open mines throughout this entire area. But the Enterprise Mine is the one that showed the most native or free-milling gold. There are some scattered mining relics in the area, and there is substantial copper and azurite that can be seen throughout the workings and tailings. QUICK FACTS ON THE MINE: This claim is a little off the beaten path - at least the last 650 feet or so is, as the road to the claim has been mostly reclaimed by nature and the elements. I would recommend 4 wheel drive in order to be able to park right next to the mine. The old road prior to the last 650-feet is in fairly good condition but there are spots that are rutted and overgrown. The claim boasts nice views of the entire valley below, looking north into New Mexico and south into Mexico. Old mining relics and miners trash are as common as rock out here. It's a beautiful, harsh and remote area with a stunning little mine that was so named for the variety of minerals that it produced. Acres: 20.66Type: Lode County: Hidalgo Mining District: Apache No. 2, New Mexico Commodities: Primary: Silver & Copper Secondary: Gold This mineral rich area in far southwest New Mexico has been mined since the late 1800's. Gold, silver, copper, and lead have all been mined in the past. The Apache Hills also boasts some of the most colorful minerals available to collectors, including bright green malachite, blue-green Chrysocolla, and vivid blue azurite and turquoise. Hidalgo County draws rock hounds from all over with its moderate weather, beautiful scenery, reasonable accommodations, and vast miles of minerals pockets. If rocks are your thing, Hidalgo County has hundreds of places you will love to explore! Drive north from Lordsburg to find opals, fire agates, and chalcedony near the Summit Site. Search the remnants of mining claims of the Pyramid Mountains near Lordsburg for bornite, lead, linarite, azurite, and other minerals. Around Red rock, there is ricolite. Near the Coronado Forest (almost to the border of Mexico), search for geodes and Apache tears. Cross Granite Gap to find fields of quartz or explore Skeleton Canyon for agates and rhyolite. GOLD MINING: Prospecting in Hidalgo County began in 1870 but no serious mining could be attempted until the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880. From 1880 to 1893 the emphasis was on precious metals, especially silver. Base metals did not attract much attention until after the price of silver dropped disastrously in 1893. Proximity to smelters at El Paso, Texas and Douglas, Arizona, has favored development of mining in Hidalgo County, especially since much of the copper-silver gold ore from the Lordsburg district can be shipped directly to smelters as siliceous flux. The gold-producing districts of New Mexico are distributed in a northeastward-trending mineral belt of variable width that extends diagonally across the State, from Hidalgo County in the southwest corner to Colfax County along the north-central border. From 1848 through 1965 New Mexico is credited with a gold production of about 2,267,000 ounces; however, several million dollars’ worth of placer gold was mined prior to 1848. (Samples that were pulled and tested) Hidalgo County has two ghost towns- Both are available for tours Shakespeare- is 2.5 miles from Lordsburg and offers an authentic look into the mining era of the past. The first silver strike was in 1870 and the resulting town, then called Ralston, grew to over 3,000 residents. Thriving as an overland mail stage stop, a mining town, and the only point of merchandise sales in the area, it died with the arrival of the railroad (three miles away) which began Lordsburg and the closure of mines in the 1893 depression.Steins- was established as a stop on the Butterfield Overland Stage route in the mid 1800's. When the Civil War began, Congress closed the stage line. The Army set up a communication station in Steins to signal news about Geronimo and other renegades. Later, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a work station in Steins, which sustained it until trains switched to diesel after WWII. The town then vacated. Nice Gold (Au) Readings Some overhead pictures of the claim and surrounding 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. ***Samples were pulled from our last visit. Portable X-Ray Fluorescence field units (also known as XRF guns) are commonly used by large commercial mining operations, well-equipped/funded private prospectors and even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as many other government agencies for the most accurate field sampling in the quickest amount of time. In no way do we advise that you base all of your commercial mining valuations on just one or two samples (regardless of how accurate the method that you use to sample is), but this extremely precise and versatile $40,000 device is equipped with powerful X-ray tubes, specialized filters, highly advanced detectors, and multi-beam optimization that efficiently analyzes the chemistry of the rock, soil, and sediment that hosts metals, for a quick and extremely accurate analysis of even trace levels of metals like silver, lead, gold, platinum, copper and many other elements. Today’s highly sensitive XRF Handhelds (we use the best unit available on the market – an Olympus Delta Premium with a full mining package) work by emitting an x-ray beam with enough energy to displace the electrons in the inner shells of the atoms that differ from the energy it gives off leading to a loss of energy in that atom. The specific loss of energy identifies the elements that are present in the sample. While fire assay is still the most widely used way to gauge how much or a particular metal (like gold and silver) is present in a sample since it can test the entire sample, it is an expensive process and takes many weeks to get an answer. XRF technology is the fastest and most accepted method in existence today for sampling a few millimeters (or deeper depending on the type of host rock sampled) into the surface of even the hardest rock, and the accuracy is measured in 1 to 2 parts per million (PPM) Nice Gold (Au) readings GEOLOGY: Three periods of mineralization can be recognized in Hidalgo County. Late Cretaceous to early Tertiary (Laramide), Middle Tertiary, and Late Tertiary to Quaternary. Of greatest commercial importance are high-temperature base-metal veins and contact metasomatic deposits formed during the first period in and around porphyritic intrusive bodies. Next in importance are low-temperature gold-, silver-, and lead-bearing veins formed during the second period. They are generally associated with volcanic rocks and their fine-grained intrusive equivalents. Some of the low-temperature psilomelane and fluorite veins of the third period grade into surficial hot-spring deposits. Hidalgo County has many features of unusual geologic interest, among then the Lordsburg district, the most important example of the copper-tourmaline class of ore deposits in the United States, several examples of hypo gene zoning, especially in the Lordsburg and San Simon districts, the association of contact metasomatic deposits with small bodies of felsite differentiated from larger porphyry bodies rather than with the porphyry bodies themselves, in the San Simon, Apache No. 2, and Fremont districts and the gradation of Plio-Pleistocene manganese and fluorite veins into travertine deposits in the Animas and Cap rock Mountain districts. Cerrillos is not only an uncommon and unique form of native New Mexican turquoise, but has a history entwined with both ancient Native peoples of the Southwest and more recent American mining companies. Cerrillos turquoise was created and mined under unusual circumstances. It is the only turquoise that formed at the base of a volcano. Thus, a variety of colors developed from the minerals in the various volcanic host stones. In fact, seventy-five colors have been identified, from tan to khaki-green to rich, blue-green to bright and light colors. Cerrillos is a very hard stone and so takes a brilliant polish. ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT Apache Mining District in Hidalgo County, NM A noteable claim in the district is the Apache mine, between 1880 and 1929 it shipped thousands of tons of low-grade malachite-calcite ore as calcareous flux to the El Paso and Douglas smelters. Total production probably exceeded $100,000. Since 1929, there has been sporadic exploration but only small-scale production. The deposit was formed by contact metasomatic replacement of limestone beds in the Cretaceous U-Bar Formation near a rhyolitic phase of the Apache Hills composite stock. In addition to about 2 percent copper and 3 ounces of silver per ton, the ore locally contains lead, zinc, bismuth, and tungsten (Strongin, 1957). Mining in New Mexico began long before discoveries were made in any of the other Western States. The copper deposits at Santa Rita were known and mined late in the 18th century, and placer gold mining began as early as 1828 in the Ortiz Mountains south of Santa Fe. In 1839 placer deposits were discovered farther south along the foot of the San Pedro Mountains. The earliest lode mining, except the work at Santa Rita, dates back to 1833 when a gold-quartz vein was worked in the Ortiz Mountains New Mexico was incorporated as a Territory of the United States at the close of the Mexican War in 1846, but, because of its isolation, the general lack of knowledge of the region, and the hostility of the Apache Indians, it was not until about 1860 that prospectors and miners were attracted to the region. All mining in the Territory was suspended during the Confederate invasion in 1861-62, and later mining was frequently interrupted by Indian raids. New ore discoveries in the middle and late 1860's and in the 1870's stimulated mining in the Territory. In the 1870's, many miners settled and worked in Hidalgo County, but it was isolated and made it difficult to transport ore out. With the completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880. precious metals could be shipped economically from the county, mainly silver. In 1893, silver prices dropped sharply and the exploration for other metals began. Most ores were shipped as flux to smelt. After the "rush," other ores exceeded gold and silver. The Lordsburg district produced Between 1904 and over 4,000,000 tons of siliceous fluxing ore and milling grade ore, which yielded about 156,000,000 pounds of copper, 4,400,000 pounds of lead, 500,000 pounds of zinc, 157,000 ounces of gold and 6,700,000 ounces of silver between 1904 and 1961. The Phelps Dodge Copper Smelter located in southern Hidalgo County and remained a high performing flash furnace smelter from the early 1970's until copper price dips caused its closure in 1999. As mining decreased, other industries moved in. Mercantile, travel amenities, pig farms, geothermal rose farming, and even a tilapia hatchery functioned successfully in the county. Of course, farming and ranching began before mining and continued after it ceased at large scale. GEMSTONES FOUND IN THE DISTRICT: Vanadinite is highly sought after by mineral collectors due to its wide range of brilliant colors and high luster. Usually in well-developed, hexagonal crystals, it is a widely distributed and relatively common mineral in orebodies mined for lead, particularly in arid regions. Our team did come across some vanadinite on the claim.Significant vanadinite occurrences in New Mexico are primarily in Grant and Sierra Counties in the southern part of the state. Vanadinite has, however, been reported from seven other counties, most of which are also in southern New Mexico. As of November 2008, 66 locations in New Mexico are reported to have vanadinite. Additional sites will undoubtedly come to light in the future. CLIMATE The weather in Hidalgo County is considered moderate, with about 360 days of sunshine a year. The warmest month is June and the coolest month is January. Average rainfall fluctuates around 10 inches a year, with most precipitation in July, the "monsoon month." New Mexico’s pleasant climate has long been one of its greatest attractions, especially for those seeking a comfortable retirement or relief from respiratory and other ailments. MAPS The area is full of dirt roads, so a good map and a good GPS unit is a must, but we'll show you exactly where both claims are on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding them will not be a problem for you. All Pictures are of the actual property – no stock photographs were used 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 acre placer 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. Your 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: Hachita New Mexico 88040, State/Province: New Mexico, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 88040, Zoning: Mixed, City: Hachita, Acreage: 20.66, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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