Wyoming Gold Mine Copper Mountain Lode Mining Claim Au Silver Ag Producer 2 Adit 2 Mines cut into the hillside with large tailings/XRF

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Seller: scyros35 (14,089) 100%, Location: Shoshoni, Wyoming, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 143612066472 Copper Mining District Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites MC CLAIN MINE The McClain Mine is a 20 acre lode mining claim that boast two (2) large mines - an adit and a shaft, both cut from har rock on the same vein and about are about 150 ft. apart. Each mine is about 50-75 ft. up on the side of a hil. There are great gold (Au) readings and the silver (Ag) readings are almost as good (see below). The first mine is a shaft that is backfilled from what seems like about 35 years ago. The BLM left all of the tailings so there is plenty to work with without reopening this mine, but definitely worth reopening for the adventurous soul! The second mine, an adit is also blocked off with a rock wall - also by the BLM. The new owner could (and should) re-open it - a big sledge should do it, but maybe bring a cold chisel and a pry-bar as well. QUICK FACTS ON THE MINE: Elevation: 6,000 ft Access: (For maps / location scroll towards the bottom of the listing) Acres: 20.66Type: Lode County: Fremont Mining District: Copper Mining Dist. Commodities: Primary: Gold Cellular Service: gives off 2 bars of 3G. Gold was discovered about 25 miles south of Lander in 1842, but mining did not begin seriously until at least the early part of 1870. There are many placers, but lode gold has been the most important. Some authorities credit the area with about 90,000 ounces of gold. It is an area where local inquiry could be very important in finding gold. (Samples that were pulled) The east fork of Dry Creek runs close to the claim, which seems to have a year-round flow. This is beneficial if one is planning to process the ore on site, and would need water which is easily accessible from this location. Although July is the driest recorded month of Wyoming, the creek had a depth of about 8-16 inches, and width of 1-3 ft. The water in the creek looked clean, and would help if processing ore on site was needed or preferred without having to bring water from an outside source. In the overhead pictures you can see the greenery that follows the creek which parallels the road. The road gets as close as 50-60 ft. to the claim, and is easily accessed via 2WD. Although the road is somewhat overgrown due to the close creek nearby, there is no problem accessing it with a 2WD vehicle, but 4WD is always recommended since the seasons coming up might cause more growths nearby. 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. (Below are the microscoped pictures of samples) 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) GEOLOGY: Fremont County produces more than half of the uranium in Wyoming, which is second in the United States in uranium production. Jade also found in Fremont County which is the Wyoming State gem stone. The Copper Mountain district lies east of Wind River Canyon near the easternmost extent of the Owl Creek Mountains in a region also known as the Bridger Mountains. The district is south· east of Thermopolis and northeast of Shoshoni (Hausel and Graff, 1983; Hausel and others, 1985). The Precambrian supracrustal rocks in the district have been separated into three units that form a northeasterly trending homo·cline (Hausel and others, 1985). The southernmost unit consists of amphibolite with inter layered quartzofeldspathic gneiss. Both ortho· amphibolite and para-amphibolite are present. The ortboamphibolites are metamorphosed tholeiitic basalts depleted in light rare-earth elements (LREE) and LREE-enriched basaltic andesites (Mueller and others, 1985). The para·amphibolites are metamorphosed greywackes (Condie, 1967). Quartzofeldspatbic gneiss of dacitic affinity (Hausel and others, 1985) represents strongly LREE-enriched dacites (Mueller and others, 1985). This southernmost unit appears to be dominantly metaigneous. ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT Copper Mining District in Fremont County, WY The Copper Mountain District located north of the South Pass District, in the Owl Mountain Range, has produced gold, silver, copper, uranium, tungsten, and iron. The Wyoming Gold and Copper Company, operating on Copper Mountain in Fremont county, Wyoming, practically suspended operations on account of the heavy snows and unprecedented cold weather. This company has several tons of concentrates ready for shipment as soon as the roads are passable. Assay tests have proved very satisfactory, the average of all samples of ore being over $40. This district is located in the same county as Atlantic City, but in the extreme north end of the county and central part of the state. It embraces a section about 10 by 15 miles in extent; its highest altitude being about 9,000 feet. The structure lies in the mineral belt extending the length of the Shoshone Indian Reservation east and west, with Kerwin, in Park county, outside the reservation on the western end and Copper Mountain, in Fremont county, on the east. Granites and schists form the core of the general uplift, the limestone and other sedimentary formations showing on either side. Iron in almost all its forms is a feature of the camp; all of the country rock is heavily mineralized and carries considerable iron. Almost all the forms- of copper are found, copper glance being plentiful at the depths reached. The sulphides are also plentiful, especially on the western end of the mountain, where also gold is found. The district was worked quite extensively about 20 years ago and 100 claims located, but for one cause and another, most of them were abandoned. The Gold Nugget erected a mill and operated it a short time, but from lack of modern processes for saving the gold discontinued operations. It is believed the district is rich and abundant in minerals and no doubt will be quite thoroughly prospected this coming summer. Several prominent engineers have looked over the district during the past season and passed highly favorable opinions upon it. Copper Mountain district, Owl Creek Mountains The Copper Mountain district in the eastern Owl Creek Mountains is interpreted as a high-grade supracrustal belt (Hausel and others, 1985). It is intensely metamorphosed and isoclinally folded such that all primary textures have been essentially destroyed or overprinted by foliation. Two mappable units in the belt are similar in appearance and consist of intercalated amphibolite and quartzofeldspathic gneiss. A third unit is formed of gneiss, amphibolite, BIF, metapelite, and quartzite.Scattered mineral deposits in the Copper Mountain district include stratiform scheelite, vein Cu and Au, and REE-Ta pegmatites. One relatively significant development (the DePass mine) lies along the eastern edge of the district in a 50 ft wide Proterozoic mafic dike emplaced in Archean granite. This mine was driven into the dike and produced a minimum of 568,000 lbs of mill concentrates in the early 1900s with receipts for Cu, Au, and Ag. The mine has more than 11,000 feet of workings. MAPS / ACCESS The best way to reach the claim is with 4WD though with enough clearance and good tires 2WD is doable during the drier months of the year. The access roads that lead you to the claim are dirt roads, so make sure you are prepared before heading out. The main road you will take is Badwater Rd. This is a well maintained road, but it is always recommended to use caution. There are a couple dirt roads that lead off Badwater Rd., and one of them is named Badwater Rd, as well. Once you get onto this dirt road, it will take you about 3.5 miles until you reach the claim. The road goes through the claim for easy access to park and camp your things. You would be able to bring a small camper or trailer in order to keep tools and equipment. (The drive through the town of Shoshoni where they have gas and food) (This is the drive to the mine) (Now leaving the pavement for a fairly good 2-Wheel Drive) The secondary road becomes a bit more primitive but still 2-WD 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 the claim is 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. 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 20.66 acre lode 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. 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 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: Centennial, WY 82055, State/Province: Wyoming, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 82649, Zoning: Mixed, City: Soshoni, Acreage: 20.66, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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