New Mexico Gold Mining Claim Meadow Creek Placer Mine Nugget Sluice Snipe 20 Ac 609 ft of Prime Panning Gold Mining - Easy 2WD

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Seller: scyros35 (13,468) 99%, Location: Silver City, New Mexico, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 113807109562 Meadow Creek Mine Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites COLORADO GOLD Mine 20 Acre Unpatented Mining Claim on Federal Land New Mexico This gold claim on Meadow Creek totals over 609 feet of creek. With this claim you will be getting the exclusive mineral rights to 20 acres on an excellent spot on the creek for you to work at your leisure. Sometimes a little luck can change your whole life. A group of 49er’s in 1860 by the names of Thomas Birch, Colonel Snivelty, and John Hicks were traveling the area when they decided to stop in Bear Creek for a drink from the stream. As they drank, Hicks, discovered that he saw gold beneath the water. This unleashed a mini gold rush that had effects on the entire area. Over the coming months, Mimbreño and Chiricahua Apaches groups of the area had to endure the prospecting and settling of their land by hundreds of people. Just a month after the initial discovery, over 700 men were working to find gold and establish operations in the surrounding areas. After a couple of months, fifteen hundred men were out there which lead to the formation of an early settlement that came to be known as Birchville which later became Pinos Altos. Pinos Altos, a few miles north of Silver City is the closest town to this gold claim on Meadow Creek, which the historic Meadow Creek runs through this claim, and it is accessible by dirt road off of Route 15 just north of Pinots Altos. This claim has been properly staked and marked at all corners. All DLTI claims have been meticulously surveyed, mapped and researched. Field work is completed by our own experienced, well versed Mine Survey Team. This claim is located in an area that has historically been known for placer gold. The claim is fairly easy to access by vehicles with good ground clearance and off-road tire treads and is in a great location for placer mining. There is substantial creek front to work with and a few small tributaries that are dumping into the main channel, some even at low season. There are numerous hard rock/lode mines in the area - some still active to this day. The water runs through these old deposits and dumps it all in the creek. There are some small clearings and old camps that could be utilized under casual use guidelines. There are some large boulders and falls that are ideal hiding spots for nuggets and placer gold deposits. This is a highly coveted area that has produced nuggets of all sizes and varieties. SILVER CITY OVERVIEW The Town of Silver City was formed in the 1870s, after the discovery of silver in and around the Town. Silver City quickly became a boom town, and it's Wild West past includes the first arrest and (brief) incarceration of William Bonney, better know as Billy the Kid. Although Bonney moved on, the Kid's family lived in the area for many years, and his mother is buried in the Town's Memory Lane Cemetery. Later, Gold, Copper and Zinc were discovered here in large quantities and the boom began Today, Silver City is a bustling town with a diverse business community, a four-year university and an award-winning historic downtown. It is the county seat of Grant County and the home of Western New Mexico University. With a population of around 10,000, you will find everything you need here to support your mining - from hotels, restaurants and hardware stores top a Walmart Super Center. Silver City is located near the center of Grant County, at the southern foot of the Pinos Altos Range of the Mogollon Mountains. The town is 3 miles (5 km) east of the Continental Divide, in the valley of San Vicente Arroyo, a south-flowing tributary of the Mimbres River. U.S. Route 180 passes through the northern part of the town, leading east 10 miles (16 km) to Bayard and northwest 29 miles (47 km) to Cliff. New Mexico State Road 90 (Hudson Street) leads southwest 45 miles (72 km) to Lordsburg and Interstate 10, and State Road 15 leads north 44 miles (71 km) to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. It is on this road that you will access your mining claim. 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. CLIMATE AND VEGETATIONThe climate of New Mexico has been described by A. J. Henry, from whose report the following extracts are taken:Its climate is dry and equable; the maximum of sunshine is in the fall and winter; the maximum of precipitation is in midsummer, during July and August. The daily variation of temperature is very great. Beneath the cloudless sky the porous sandy soil, barren of vegetation over large areas, is quick to receive the sun's heat and quick to give it up. High winds are frequent during the early part of the year, but destructive winds are rare. The only storm of record approaching the intensity of a tornado occurred in the extreme northeast portion. New Mexico is not included in the "tornado belt."The climate of 'the northwestern half of the State in general, comprising the more elevated and mountainous portions, partakes of the nature of the typical climate of the "Rockies," modified by geographical position.- The southeastern half in general, comprised mainly of sloping table-lands having scant vegation and infrequent surface water, possesses a climate typical of the semiarid Southwest.The annual mean temperature for the State is 54°. The average winter temperature is 36°; spring, 53°; summer, 72°; fall, 55°. The highest temperature recorded is 110° at Roswell; the lowest, 23° below zero at Aztec.There is a clearly defined "wet season," beginning rather abruptly early in July, reaching its maximum the latter part of July or early in August, and more gradually decreasing to a minimum in March, during which month only 3 per cent of the total annual precipitation occurs. About'one-third of the total annual precipitation occurs during July and August. Over the Continental Divide and in the extreme north the wet season is not so clearly defined as over the southern, central, and eastern portions. In general the rains of the wet season occur in the afternoon as thunder showers of short dura- tion. The showers are frequently torrential in character, badly wash- ing the loose soil.The average annual precipitation of the stations is 13 inches, which is believed to approximate closely the annual mean precipitation of the whole State. Over the valley of the Rio Grande, which is the driest portion of the State, there is an average of less than 9 inches a year, while over the higher mountain ranges both the winter and summer precipitation is much greater, probably averaging 25 inches and over at elevations of 10,000 feet and above. The summer showers are sometimes accompanied by severe hail, most frequently occurring over the more elevated plateau of northeastern New Mexico. Come to Hike, Camp, Ride and Shoot - or come to pull some shiny rock$ out of the ground;-) In the Silver City quadrangle differences in altitude result in considerable local differences in climate. The mountain region receives considerable rainfall, supports a forest, and is notably cooler in summer than the neighboring low-lying territory bordering the desert, which receives far less rain, supports no forest, and, lying beneath clear and brilliant skies, is characterized by intense heat. Frequently during the summer cloudless, moisture-laden winds rise against the mountains, threatening masses of cloud appear, and showers fall at times torrential downpours. SILVER CITY GEOLOGY Western New Mexico and eastern Arizona include parts of two distinct and striking physiographic divisions. Much of the northern part of the region lies in the Plateau province; the southern part lies in the Basin Range province and has two dominant characteristics: first, the ranges within it have definite and parallel trends; second, those of the western half trend northwestward and those of the eastern half trend more nearly north. The Silver City quadrangle is in the area where these variably trending ranges coalesce, near the boundary between Arizona and New Mexico.The northwestward-trending ranges comprise a number of fairly distinct, narrow, and comparatively short mountain masses, separated from each other by relatively narrow valleys filled with fluviatile or lacustrine deposits. The individual ranges, such as the Dragoon, Chiricahua, Pinalino, Galiuro, Santa Catalina, Tortilla, Final, Superstition, Ancha, and Mazatzal mountains, rarely exceed 50 miles in length or 8,000 feet in altitude. Their general trend near the Mexican border becomes more nearly north and south, and the mountain zone as a whole coalesces with a belt of north-south ranges which extends northward through New Mexico and borders the Plateau region on the east.The northward-trending ranges, such as the Peloncillo, Pyramid, Hachita, Mimbres, San Mateo, Caballos, and San Andreas mountains, have much in common with the north-westward-trending ranges described above.Though the Silver City area is not far from the plateau region on the north, its relation to the plateau is masked by vast fields of lava.The pre-Cambrian rocks of New Mexico tell a story, dimmed by antiquity, of periods of sedimentation on an unknown basement; of granitic intrusions tremendous in scale; of igneous and dynamic metamorphism. The "historical" records may be said to begin with the Cambrian period, when the Rocky Mountain core of northern New Mexico, and in fact the whole north-central part, was a land area subject to degradation, the sediments produced by which accumu- lated in the Cambrian strata of southern New Mexico. The northern land area was submerged at the end of the Mississippian (lower Car- boniferous) and sedimentation went on, with some interruptions, until the close of Cretaceous time, when the Territory was covered by a mantle of sediments, perhaps 10,000 feet in thickness. MAPS 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 $155 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 $155. 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 camp / build on your mining 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. You 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 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 $155 maintenance fee to your down payment and pay it to the BLM on your behalf thereby increasing your down payment to $655 instead of $500 - however, the $155 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: placer, Mining Commodity: Gold, Silver, Property Address: Silver City, NM 88061, State/Province: New Mexico, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 88061, Zoning: Mixed, City: Silver City, Acreage: 20.0, Featured Refinements: Mining Claim, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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