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New Mexico Gold Mine Meadow Creek Historic Placer Gold Mining Site - Claim NM

Water Claim - 20 acres Silver City - Fairly Easy Access

 

Location: Silver City, New Mexico

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Meadow Creek Mine Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites COTNON GOLD Mine 20 Acre Unpatented Mining Claim on Federal Land New Mexico This gold claim on Meadow Creek totals over 917 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 VEGETATION The 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 ot 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 BIDDING REQUIREMENTS: Should you have 0 feedback / are new to eBay please contact directly prior to bidding This claim covers the entire site 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. You are bidding for full claim ownership. 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 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. 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 mailbox ;) 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: Silver City, NM
  • Type: Unpatented Mining Claims
  • Zoning: Minerals
  • Acreage: 20.0
  • Zip/Postal Code: 88061
  • State/Province: New Mexico
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver
  • City: Silver City
  • Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim