Gold Mines in Arizona

Arizona Mining Claims for Sale

Each year we sell quite a few gold mines in Arizona. We typically head down to Arizona in the winter and spring months and the claims we stake end up on our website late winter through late spring. If we currently don’t have any mining claims in Arizona, feel free to check out our other mines in the Western United States. If you would like to receive updates on our new mining claims we invite you to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

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Gold Mines in Arizona

Arizona is a land rich in minerals. According to the BLM there are more than 35,000 active mining claims on Arizona’s public lands. The exact amount of unclaimed mines is unknown, but gold mines in Arizona abound. The best estimate comes from a mid-1990’s survey conducted by Arizona State Mine Inspector’s Office (ASMI). They surveyed mines in high traffic recreational areas. From their survey they estimated that there may be as many as 24,183 abandoned mines in Arizona. Many of these mines are insignificant; shallow trenches or small exploration pits, but some of the abandoned claims are substantial gold mines. We survey hundreds of Arizona mines and sell only the best claims.

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Silver Mining in Arizona

Silver mining in Arizona was a powerful stimulus for exploration and prospecting, that was especially true in the early days. Silver production through 1981 totaled 490 million troy ounces. However, only about 10% of Arizona’s silver production came from silver mining. More than 80% of the state’s silver was a byproduct of copper mining; other silver came as a byproduct of lead, zinc, and gold mining.

About Gold Rush Expeditions

“We Find ’em, You Mine ’em”. That pretty much sums up what we do. Between our Survey Teams, our Research Team and our office staff, we do what no one has been able to do before. We locate and document the most valuable, established mining Claims in the western States.  Then we offer those claims to the public and show you all how to work them for a profit. Making America Great Again.

We’ve also put together some resources for you in our education center – Mining 101 – where we cover a wide range of topics ranging from how to work your mine to common legal questions about mining claims.