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Gold Mining Claim Mine Shaft Lode with Silver + Prospects on Site - Milford Utah

Doc. Drifts - Excellent Au and Ag values in tailings


Location: Milford, Utah

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Star mining District Mine Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites WARRIOR CHIEF MINE The Warrior Chief Mine is located in the historic Star District and boasts gorgeous views. It's approximately 10 miles on easy dirt roads from Milford to the Warrior Chief claim. There is currently not a convenient place to pull off and stage equipment near the mine, but there is a little bit of room on the south side of the claim on the back side of the hill. Not much traffic out here. Our survey team was out there on a Saturday and saw no one all day. The Warrior Chief Mine site has a lot going for it. Situated in the southern quadrant of the Star Range, it's one of the few gold mines that are left in the district. The mines in the area were started in the 1850s and worked into the 1890s. The Frisco mine, just a few miles north, really got up and moving in the 1890s and big wages and easy pay streaks cleared out the Star District Mines overnight. The mines never really came back to life. The mines were held and worked by small scale miners from 1900-1920s. They reported great values of gold and silver, but the area was remote enough to make processing and logistics too expensive.The Warrior Chief Mine sits just a few feet off of a good dirt road that runs from Milford into what use to be Shenandoah City, in the heart of the Star Range. It's a shaft of roughly 160' with documented drift levels at 125' and 70'. There isn't much left of the old headframe, thanks to recent BLM/AML reclamation. That reclamation however, has left a solid concrete collar and rebar that is sturdy enough to support 2 tons of weight (according to DOGM spec).This collar and rebar will provide an excellent basis for your operation. The solid collar and bars provide a stable access point for rope work and for winching out material from the mine.The claim is loaded with tailings and muck. Rich bodies of quartz and iron are common. Iron and quartz being a breeding ground for native gold. The surveyors did not report any visible gold in the tailings, but the historical reports speak of average values of 2-5 ounces of gold and 80-100 ounces of silver to the ton, and XRF readings onsite support that easily. The host rock is certainly right for those types of values.There is little else around the mine, the few shacks and structures that used to be around the mine have long vanished. Other small inclines and prospects dot the claim site and show similar ores and values. There is no water, no wood and no shelter. The area is rather temperate and sees very little snow. The wind is the worst of the elements that you will see out here, with Milford consistently reporting high winds.The Warrior Chief Mine has been held by Escalante Mines LLC. up until 2013. Escalante mines held claims that covered over 2060 acres in the area, which was know for gold, silver, substantial copper, zinc and lead, they were partnering with an Australian company, Firestrike Limited Resources to develop the Star district, which they also report to be underdeveloped in light of the discovery of the famous Horn Silver (Frisco) mine which averaged 70 to 200 ounces of silver per ton and produced $20,267,078 worth of ore by 1910, today that would be worth over half a billion dollars. Aerial Shots It's recommended that anyone interested in the area do their research. Escalante Mines LLC has done quite a bit of research on the area and that information can be found in the following documents: Elephant Canyon Project 2008 (Warrior Chief Mine is mentioned several times, but page 30 has some good details on the mine) & the 2012 Geological Report Firestrike Annual ReportWe will respect the copyright on these documents and won't say too much, other than we strongly encourage the prospective buyer to read these documents to get a feel for the area, which is said to be a similar system that the Bingham Copper mine was cut on, with ore bodies that tend to get richer the deeper one digs into the ground. We are talking huge potential here in an area that has only recently been rediscovered. The area is a hotbed of activity. On March 31, 2015, Star Mountain Resources Inc. filed their 10-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. They currently have claims that cover 3,740 acres in the Star district and they are getting ready to start developing the area. Jameson Stanford Resources has also been successfully working in the area. They have over 117 claims and the estimate the reserves at the Star Mountain site of perhaps more than 100,000,000 metric tons of copper ore, plus additional silver, gold, PGM, and base metals. There is a lot of activity in this district which still holds a lot of potential for wealth. 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. Come to Hike, Camp, Ride and Shoot - or come to pull some shiny rock$ out of the ground;-) LOCATION / ACCESSIBILITY: Average Weather in Milford Utah, United States In Milford, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are freezing and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 92°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 99°F. The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 15, with an average high of 92°F and low of 60°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 18°F and high of 38°F. Production Statistics for the Mining Dist.:from the Utah Geological Survey, a division of the Utah Department of Natural Resources Commodities: Gold, Lead, Silver Age of Mineralization: 21 MYA Total Tons Mined: 208,000 tons Dollar Value: $106,788,709 (in 1870’s values) Date Organized: 1870 Production Dates: 1870-1976 Commodities: Copper Age of Mineralization: 31 MYA Total Tons Mined: 1,288,794 tons Dollar Value: $98,171,258 (in 1870’s values) Date Organized: 1872 Production Dates: 1870-1975 Geology: Sedimentary and igneous rocks outcrop in the northwest corner of the Milford Flat quadrangle and the remainder are alluvium. Sedimentary rocks, excluding alluvium, range from Permian to Jurassic age. The Permian is represented by the Talisman Quartzite, Toroweap Forma- tion and Kaibab Limestone, the Triassic by the Moenkopi Formation, Shinarump Conglomerate and the Chinle Formation, and the Jurassic by the Navajo Sandstone. The sedimentary rocks represent the east limb of a northeast-trending fold. They are cut by faults of several ages, the oldest being northeast-southwest normal faults. East-west cross-cutting faults are pre- and post-intrusion. Northeast-southwest normal faults are contemporaneous with the intrusion. Fissures on which no movement is evident trend east-west, north- east and northwest Granodiorite, quartz monzonite and several lamprophyric and aplitic dikes intrude the sedimentary rocks. The granodiorite and quartz monzonite occur in separate masses and outcrop over an area of approxi- mately one square mile. The igneous rocks are probably of Tertiary age. Lamprophyric dikes, several inches to 3 feet thick, are highly altered and have east-west or northerly trends. The aplitic dikes are a few feet thick and strike northwestward. Hydrothermal alteration of sedimentary rocks in the area include bleaching and recrystallization of limestones and dolomites, and argillic, propylitic, siliceous and hematitic alteration of the igneous rocks. The Star Mining District area has produced lead, zinc, silver, gold and copper. Mineralization is divided into: (1) deposits within the granodiorite mass, (2) contact metasomatic deposits, and (3) hydrothermal replacement and fissure filling deposits. No distinct zonation of the mineralization is encountered Geologic History: The oldest rocks in the Milford Flat quadrangle are of Permian age. At that time parts of the area were covered by a shallow sea, and Talisman sands were deposited. This was followed by deposition of calcareous Toroweap and Kaibab sediments in the seas. The area was then positive for a period, followed by submergence and deposition of the Moenkopi Formation, Early Triassic. The Moenkopi Formation shows a variety of lithologjes in which marine shales and limestones grade upward to sandstones. The Moenkopi probably was deposited on a shallow marine shelf that gradually became continental. Following, the Shinarump Conglomerate was deposited, and the area emerged. The area was submergent for a short time during deposition of the lower part of the Chinle Formation, followed by continental conditions which probably continued throughout the following times. Sand dunes that later formed the Navajo sandstones encroached on tidal flats. The area shows no record of sedimentary events between the deposition of the Navajo Sandstone of Jurassic age and deposition of the Lake Bonneville beds. Sediments between the Navajo Sandstone and Lake Bonneville beds, if deposited, were entirely eroded and removed. The Milford Flat stock was intruded in the area after the Moenkopi was deposited. It apparently used pre-existing faults and fissures, at least in part, during its emplacement. Ore deposition associated with contact metasomatism and hydrothermal solutions probably occurred during the emplacement and cooling of the Milford stock. Faulting in the area is pre- and post-intrusive, and folding was pre-intrusive. 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) HISTORY:The Star district is a medium-sized mining district with complex geologic relationships. Intermittent exploration in the area since 1872 has resulted in the establishment of such mines as the Vicksburg, Estelle Warrior Chief and Gold Crown. Beaver County miners organized the Star Mining District in the Star Range southwest of Milford on 8 July 1870. The Star District included Shauntie, a significant mining settlement which was the hub of Beaver County mining activity during the decade of the 1870s. The Star District was organized two years before Congress passed a general mining law validating the already established precedent that individuals had the right to claim mineral wealth in the public domain (Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. 17, 1872, chap. 152). In local areas, groups of miners organized districts to manage mining activity and to elect recorders to keep records of claims, so information on specific claims is often difficult to come by and in many cases, public records were not kept or were lost. The Star District books primarily contain notices of location or records of claims. Each notice identifies a claim by a unique name, provides a description of its location, and identifies the names of locators. Specific production numbers were mostly published as press releases by private companies, or not released at all in order to protect a claim from high-graders and/or worse. MAPS LOCATION / ACCESSIBILITY: The Milford Flat quadrangle and the Star Mining District area is located in the east half of Beaver County (figure 1), about 5 miles southwest of Milford, Utah. Milford, population about 1,400, lies at the intersection of State Highways 21 and 257, and is about 200 miles south and west of Salt Lake City. Mining and ranching supplies are available at Milford, on the Salt Lake City-Los Angeles line of the Union Pacific Railroad. The district area is served by many fair to good gravel and dirt roads, and a small airfield lies approximately one-half mile north of Milford. Wells in the valley supply water. There are no permanent settlements within the mapped area, but sheepherders maintain temporary camps. Bedrock is exposed in the northwest corner of the Milford Flat quadrangle in an outcrop comprising about 12 square miles. The remainder of the quadrangle is alluvium. The district is bounded on the east by Milford Flat, an extension of Escalante Valley, and on the southwest by the north-south portion of Elephant Canyon. The area rises gently from elevations of 5,100 feet on the east to approximately 5,900 to 6,200 feet on the west. The southwest boundary changes abruptly from crest line altitudes of 6,000 feet to altitudes of approximately 5,400 feet along Elephant Canyon. The highest elevation, approximately 6,200 feet, is in the northwest corner of the district. The west side of the district drains northeasterly and the east side drains southeasterly, both into Milford Flat. Several artesian and irrigation wells for domestic use and farming occur in the east part of the quadrangle. 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 it is on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding it will not be a problem for you. I advise caution whenever driving or hiking on this claim – the entire valley is dotted with abandoned mines – most of them are easy to see from a distance, but some of them are impossible to see until you are right on top of them. I would estimate that only 20% of them are roped or fenced off – the rest are wide open and you should be extremely careful if entering them. A couple of spare tires or an air compressor and patch kit or at least a couple of cans of tire sealant is strongly recommended for obvious reasons! Also, be sure to bring in whatever water you may need, as there are almost no water sources in the area 10 months out of the year. BIDDING REQUIREMENTS: Should you have 0 feedback / are new to eBay please contact us directly through eBay or by calling our office prior to bidding This auction is for full/all interest in this 20.66 acre lode mining claim. This claim covers the entire site, 1,500 ft. by 600 ft., and includes full rights to all minerals, gems and just about whatever else you may find on the property. 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. Maintenance on all BLM mining claims is $155.00, per 20 acre parcel, annually. This must be paid on or before September 1st, every year unless you do more than $100 per year in improvements to the property, in which case you can file for and receive a waiver of the maintenance fee. NOTE: 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 can only plan on paying $10 per year for your maintenance fee instead of $155. And let me just re-state once more the answer to the one question that I get asked the most often; you are bidding for full claim ownership, not just a down payment or a part of this 20.66 acre claim. Auction end price is the final price for the entire site – there are no phony transfer fees or handling costs of any kind! Transfers of Ownership in Mining Claims; Interest in a properly recorded mining claim or site may be transferred in part or its entirety. So you can will, gift, sell or lease your interest in this claim at any time in the future. A quitclaim deed or recordable conveyance document is required and if you do sell the claim, the transfer documents should be filed within 60 days after the transfer. 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 recording. Then if you ever want to will or sell your claim in the future, we will gladly assist you on the paperwork for no charge. 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. Proud Member of: A mining claim gives the holder the right to mine on mineral-rich land that belongs to the federal government. Mining claims are a tangible asset and show proof of all interests in minerals in the area. They can be bought, sold or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate. A mining claim can be sold, traded, leased, gifted, willed, used as collateral or transferred in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. We offer a lifetime guarantee should the BLM take back the land. As the largest company in the mining industry selling legitimate and valuable historic claims, you can rest easy that there is no fine print on any of our claim auctions telling you will have to deal with any games like being charged phony fees or having to pay inflated “processing” or “transfer” fees. The final auction price for this mine when the auction ends is ALL you will pay. Our in-house legal counsel will complete all of the paperwork and documentation for recording and transferring FULL ownership of this mine into your name if you win the auction, AND we will ship you everything in one to two business days of receipt of your payment in full (usually just one day!). So you can plan to visit (and start working) your claim the next day without the lengthy delay you will experience with other companies selling claims –and you will not have to pay any extra costs, fees or other poor excuses for extra profit that normally just go into a seller’s pocket.BID WITH CONFIDENCE- we are a very reputable eBay seller, eBay I.D. Verified AND PayPal Verified with over 18,000 payments received, and not a single Paypal complaint or dispute.-PLUS- We'll take care of all the paperwork and arrangements so you can enjoy your claim immediately after payment and we keep you informed through the entire process with confirmations when payment is received, when your paperwork has been shipped. While we cannot physically ship land to you as it doesn't quite fit into the mail box ;) We will ship all paperwork/maps upon payment clearing we ship same business day (if payment is received by 1PM P.S.T.) We always provide tracking information so you are always informed. Your payment of this eBay item gives you 100% ownership of this entire claims, all fees and other costs for the transfer of ownership is included. 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 fees or costs for the transfer of this claim in your name. PayPal does not allow payments for real estate or land purchases, and mining claims are considered real estate - so we are unable to accept payments through PayPal at this time. Should PayPal ever change that policy, we will accept payments for mining claims through PayPal. We DO accept: Personal and Business Checks, Cashier's checks, Personal checks, Bank Wires, ACH payments as well as all major Credit Cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card & Discover).We provide financing plans with no interest or fees. Financing terms are minimum of $500** down and the balance due within 90-days. For longer term financing, please touch base with us, as we may be able to provide automatic credit card billing for terms up to 12 months. *Please contact us first should you decide on a payment plan. **If there is less than 90 days until August 1st and automatic $155 will be added bringing the down to $655 to cover the maintenance fees.

  • Seller State of Residence: California
  • Property Address: Milford, UT 84751
  • Type: Unpatented Mining Claims
  • Zoning: Minerals
  • Acreage: 20.66
  • Zip/Postal Code: 84751
  • Mining District: Star
  • State/Province: Utah
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver, Copper
  • City: milford
  • Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim