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Historic Gold Mountain Gold Mine – 20 acre Lode Mining Claim for Sale – Hill City, South Dakota

$22,000.00

The mine was operated about ten years, from 1929 to its forced closure in 1941. The gold was found in fissure veins, it was free-milling, or native, and found in bodies as wide as 5′. The mine was taken over in 1945 and worked by small mining groups on and off until 1960. A larger mining company bought out the miners in 1960 and held the property until early 1990 when the company went bankrupt. The mine is thought to have not been worked since 1960. There are no existing maps or documentation of the workings underground.

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Historic Gold Mountain Mine and Camp Overview


20 Acre Lode Claim – Hill City District – Pennington County, South Dakota

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Gold Mountain Gold Mining Claim for Sale. The Gold Mountain is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The claim is located just outside of Hill City, South Dakota and has been properly staked and marked at all corners. All Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. claims have been meticulously surveyed, mapped and researched. Field work is completed by our own experienced, well versed Mine Survey Team.

This is an epically historic mine located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The claim was worked for gold and has an extensive history of production. The ore bin and tipple have been restored and saved from destruction. As part of the building restoration, there are interpretive signs around the claim that discuss the mining methods and men of the day. Some of the information is accurate, some is far from accurate and told with a very anti-mining spin.

As with any mining claim, the real history is underground and has not been plastered on any signs. The main portal has been grated and drops roughly 40′ to a drift level that is not documented.

This claim is easy to get to and very close to Historic Hill City. The claim will most likely not be accessible in winter, once the snow falls. In fact most of the town of Hill City shuts down in the winter months. The town and area is hopping in the summer months. Visitors to Sturgis and Mount Rushmore pack the streets and hotels.

History of the Mines

From a 1940s report,

The Gold Hill group, formerly known as the Gold Lode, is being explored and developed by the Gold Mountain Mining Co. under the direction of A. Jackson Birdsell of Spearfish, S. Dak. The property comprises of 10 unpatented claims about 4 miles north of Hill City. It is held under lease with an option to buy. In the summer of 1938 the mine was being developed from a vertical shaft and the ore treated in a 25-ton mill operating one shift a day.[1]

The mine was operated about ten years, from 1929 to its forced closure in 1941. The gold was found in fissure veins, it was free-milling, or native, and found in bodies as wide as 5′. The mine was taken over in 1945 and worked by small mining groups on and off until 1960. A larger mining company bought out the miners in 1960 and held the property until early 1990 when the company went bankrupt. The mine is thought to have not been worked since 1960. There are no existing maps or documentation of the workings underground.

The Black Hills National Forest Service sought to reclaim the mine in 2007 and destroy the building as the usual MO. Instead the Black Hills Historical Preservation Trust fought for it to be first left alone, and then restored. From 2009-2012, the Black Hills Historical Preservation Trust raised over $40k and donated thousands of hours to the restoration. The Forest Service supervised the restoration under guidance of Archeologist, Michael Salisbury. The Forest Service did make sure they got paid during the restoration process,  removing 15 to 20 tons of unprocessed gold bearing ore from the mill.[2]

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Mine Entrance


Mine Diagram

Mine Details:

Access to the Mine The main road to this mine has been gated. If you gained access through the gate you could drive to within 100 feet of the shaft entrance.
Tailings Present 1001-9999 tons. Most of the tailings have been processed or are overgrown. Surveyors found evidence of gold ore (Quartz and iron) as well as some darker possibly lead/silver ore. This mine was historically worked for gold and silver.
Entrance Collared and gated.
Mine Cut Shaft
Depth / Length undocumented
Minerals in the Mine Historically the claim was mined for gold and silver. Evidence of gold and silver ore was seen around the mine.
Foot Traffic in the Mine None
Last Worked 1941

 


Survey Notes

The shaft appears to go down about 40 feet and then splits into drifts in both a north and south direction. Based on geological surveys, the ore body was found in a large fissure that produced native gold in concentrations as high as 40 ounces per ton. Silver and fine gold were extracted through a crusher process. Gold separated by hand, and silver sent off site for processing, the gold was found as free milling in wide fissures.

Aerial view of claim and boundaries.

Number of Mines 1 shaft with multiple other digs that may have been shafts and adits at one time.
Nearest city with amenities Hill City, South Dakota approximately 8 miles away.
Access to the Claim This claim is located about 8 miles outside of Hill City, South Dakota on easy 2WD roads. The last few miles are dirt but a car could get to the claim.
Parking and Staging on the claim Parking and staging is limited without gaining access to the 2 roads that go to the claim. One road is blocked with a gate, the second with boulders. If you pass these you could easily park 10 cars below the mill and 8 near the top of the mill.
Resources Wood from trees.
Structures on claim Mill and multiple other foundations.
Relics on the claim Some metal remains and a boiler.
Elevation 5,566′

 


Reference:

  1. Reconnaissance of Gold-Mining Districts in the Black Hills, S. Dak.
  2. Survival: Once doomed, Gold Mountain Mine mill frame now an attraction

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The road up to the old mine.


A settling/holding pond beneath the mine.


Existing road to the mine.


Mill as it appears through the trees.


The rehabilitated mill. Its pretty, but does not serve any purpose.


The collared shaft. Ready for work.


Old bits of the mill were salvaged and show nicely.


It looks like some timber was dumped down the shaft as well. This is the only access portal to the workings.


The mine will be likely damp and have some run off in wetter months.


Real, historical remnants of the mill are discarded on right, while new wood replaces it.


Original mine buildings.


Old boiler, encased in rock to for insulation.


Piping from the boiler to underground workings.


Boiler insulation.


View of the mill and boiler.


A small shaft on the claim.


That’s all she wrote.


Gold and some iron.


Original footings, showing the concrete methods used.


A piece of gold/silver ore.


Old foundations around the claim.


An old decline entrance.


Buildings from a different angle.


Access to the portal can be had with no disturbance to the buildings.


Note the bands on the sides of the shaft.


Rock following the trend of the fissures.


Overview at distance.


Remnants from the original days of the mine. Crushing and washing tables.


Aluminum because… well, no words here.


Boiler on the claim.


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Total Workings

Greater than 2600 feet of workings estimated. This assessment based on what surveyors observed while on site.

Historical Value

Accessibility and Location

2WD vehicle can get to claim

Mineral Value

Free milling gold, gold nuggets or gems

Resources

  • 1 point – Wood/Shade/Timbers/Trees
  • 2 points – Usable Structures
  • 0 Points – No seen water source
  • Total Resources Rating: 3

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Weather data from nearby city – Hill City, South Dakota

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Disclaimer: This MRDS information is provided for reference only and does not represent the actual mine or the current state or mineral content or value. It should not be perceived as accurate or definitive. MRDS information should not be relied on as decision data, the MRDS system has not been updated in over 20 years. The US Bureau of Mines, who was responsible for mining site assessment was disbanded in 1994. USGS and MRDS information has not been updated in over 66 years.

Ownership information

Type Owner
Owner Gold Mountain Mining Co.

Commodities:

  • Gold – Primary
  • Silver – Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Ankerite Gangue
Galena Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Comments on the location information

SE 1/4, SW 1/4; THE MINE IS ON THE MAP AS THE GOLD MOUNTAIN MINE

Comments on development

10 UNPATENTED CLAIMS ; ECON.COM: 75 – TON MILL

Host and associated rocks

Host or associated Host
Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
Rock unit name Schist
Rock description Schist
Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic

Workings at the site

Type of workings Surface/Underground
Overall depth 51.82M (153′ vertically)

Ore body information

Strike NORTH-SOUTH
Dip 80 W
Width 1.22M
Length 914.4M

References:

USGS Database – 10010775

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Hill City District Information

History:

Native American tribes of the Sioux Nation occupied the Black Hills until General George Armstrong Custer’s 1874 Military Expedition opened the territory, illegally at first, to prospectors.  During the expedition, gold was discovered in French Creek in the southern Black Hills near the current town of Custer.  Within a year, an estimated 4,000 whites had entered the Hills.  Legal or not, the rush was on.  Placer claims were staked throughout the Northern Black Hills.  Deadwood Creek near the camp with the same name was particularly profitable.  As the gold placers played out, the miners turned to hardrock mining.

In 1876, Moses and Fred Manuel located the Homestake Ledge (also called a “leed”), a lode claim at the current town of Lead.  In the first year of production, the Manuels recovered 5000 ounces of gold.  The Homestake Mine and other claims were purchased by George Hurst and a group of California investors in 1877.  The Homestake Mining Company of California was formed.  A large mill with 80 stamps was constructed and production increased.  The Homestake Mine would prove to be the richest of the mines in the Black Hills.

The Northern Black Hills became home to several important mining districts.  A number of other important mines were developed including the Deadwood, Golden Terra, Father DeSmet, and Caledonia.  These and others were eventually consolidated into the Homestake Mining Company.  The mining and milling technology at Homestake evolved over the years.  Around 1900, pneumatic drills were introduced in the mine to increase productivity and cyanide processing was added to the mill flowsheet to recover gold from the sand tailings.  Sand backfilling of shrinkage and square set stopes was begun to counteract increasing rock pressure as the mine deepened.  The Ross Shaft was completed in 1934 and the Yates Shaft in 1941.  Both were approximately 5000 feet in depth.  Their hoists were the largest in the world at that time.

 The U. S. government suspended gold mining from 1942-1945 during World War II.  Milling continued until all of the broken ore in the stopes was exhausted.  The Homestake shops and other facilities turned to the production of goods needed for the war effort.  When the mine reopened, a massive modernization effort was undertaken by Homestake.  Underground internal shafts were initially sunk from the 4850 foot level to a depth of 6800 feet.  Ventilation of the deep mine workings was a major engineering challenge requiring additional ventilation shafts and portable refrigeration units to reduce the heat in the stopes.  By the Homestake Centennial in 1976, the mine had reached 8000 feet deep.  Cumulative output had totaled over 115 million tons of ore milled and over 31 million ounces of gold and 7 million ounces of silver produced.[1]

Geology:

The Hill City quadrangle is in the central part of the Precambrian core of the Black Hills uplift. The Precambrian rocks within the quadrangle are chiefly pelitic phyllites and schists, and metagraywackes, which are intruded by part of a small batholithic mass of pegmatitic granite, the Harney Peak Granite. The Hill City quadrangle is on the northwest flank of the Harney Peak dome, which was formed by the intrusion of this batholith, and contains about 2 square miles of Harney Peak Granite in its southeast corner. Additional sheets of pegmatitic granite, including some zoned pegmatites, form satellitic intrusive bodies throughout the south half of the quadrangle, but become less abundant away from the main granite body. The age of the Harney Peak Granite, as indicated by isotopic ages of its associated pegmatites, is about 1,600 m.y. (million years).[2]

References:

  1. Annual Conference, July 29-August 1, 1993 Golden Hills Resort and Conference Center Lead, South Dakota
  2. Geology of the Hill City Quadrangle Pennington County South Dakota – A Preliminary Report

District Overview:

District Aliases N/A
Discovered/ Organized 1874
Noted Commodities Gold, Silver

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This claim and property come with the full backing of Gold Rush Expeditions and our legal resources. We take mining rights seriously. Hopefully you will never have any problems with the Forest Service or BLM employees, but if you ever do you can rest assured that we will fight to protect your mining rights. We have a lawyer on retainer and offer free no-cost legal representation. We are here for you long after you buy a claim from us.

As usual, we recommend that you file a Notice of Intent with the BLM or local Forest Service office before working your claim. This doesn’t cost anything as long as you are operating under casual use. We would like to see that everything goes according to your plans. Some activities may require permitting with the local Forest Service or BLM offices. We have created a page on our website with helpful information on writing a Notice of Intent and, also if you are unsure about what activities are permitted under casual use, we’ve got some helpful links at the bottom of that page.


“The most important piece of your mining claim is that actual mining claim documentation and location. While other fly by night operations may have the best of intentions, they often get it wrong. This results in you, as a customer, not getting what you paid for. GRE has been documenting, writing and transferring mining claims for over 10 years. We know what we are doing. From our in-house notaries to our master land surveyors, we get the job done right, and we back it up in writing. GRE Guarantees that this mining claim has been written correctly and accurately. It has been physically staked on all corners with GPS embedded images for clear verification. GRE will provide documentary evidence of all paperwork and location staking for the claimant.

GRE works hard to make sure that everything we do is perfect, but occasionally we may make a mistake. So while it is understood by the Customer and GRE, that all attempts have been made to verify accuracy and location in relation to this claim, we want to go one step farther. In the case of inaccuracies or other issues that may impact your claim, GRE will amend or modify and record any documents and physical monuments as deemed necessary at no cost to the buyer.

GRE guarantees this mining claim to be exactly as described and pictured. Please view all images and read complete claim description. We spend a lot of time and effort to document all aspects of each mining claim.

This Guarantee is not any sort of guarantee of mineral content, reserves or future earnings. Assay reports, Reserves, and mineral values are provided as they have been recorded by United States Geological Surveys, and state and local mining reports. Historical records and production are provided for information only. GRE strongly advises all potential claim owners to educate themselves about mining claims. Please be fully aware of what is conveyed with this mineral claim. If you have questions about mining, mining law, processing or even other properties, please contact us; our offices are open from 9am to 5pm MST, Monday through Friday. We are here to help the small miner work and support the development of mining in this new era of Mining in America.


It’s hard to make an accurate assessment of mines and mining claims today. The history, the books and the documents change over time. Universities and Agencies seem to write and release documentation designed to deter the average miner.

We examine each mine, and determine its actual potential. This is based on documented and verifiable history, as well as field observations and mapping of the sites. This helps us thoroughly and accurately describe our claims, as well as help you make informed decisions regarding the purchasing of a mining claim. In addition, the geological and historical information provided gives claim owners the tools to know where to look. After all, the gold, precious metals and minerals are out there, and there is a lot of it, you just have to know where to look. If you need more information, please feel free to contact our office and set an appointment to discuss your desired property.


Sales Information


What is being sold:

You are purchasing (a) lode mining claim(s) and/or (a) placer mining claim(s), owned and located by GRE, Inc. This purchase is for all interest in the claim(s). The claim(s) have been examined and documented by professional mineral field surveyors. They have verified the information and potential mineral content of the site. The claim(s) are as represented and documented above. Each lode claim measures 1500ft by 600ft. or 20.66 acres, unless otherwise noted. Each Placer claim measures 1320′ x 660′ or 20 acres unless otherwise noted. The claim(s) and the mine(s) has/ have been verified and recorded with the National Bureau of Mines. For more information on this, please contact the National Bureau of Mines on their website. This mining claim gives the owner full control of the minerals and ownership of all lodes, minerals and gems on the claim for as long as the purchaser maintains ownership. Ownership is retained by annual maintenance assessments of $155 per claim, plus a small recording fee both payable to the BLM. These fees are per claim, per year.

Annual Assessment Fees have been paid for this claim for the 2017 year. No additional BLM fees until Aug. 2017.

Binding and Legal notes:

  • The claim(s) has been staked according to state law to include all of the mines and land as pictured. GRE has placed all stakes on all corners as required by law.
  • The claim(s) has been described professionally and according to the National Bureau of Mines standards of Mineral and Mining Claim surveys. They have been measured, staked and validated by professional Mineral and Mining Claim Surveyors.
  • Ownership of this lode claim(s) gives the registered owner full control and ownership of all locatable lodes and minerals that may be located on the claim and or underground as accessed by the tunnels.
  • The sale of this claim(s) does not constitute any speculative investment or security. GRE is not selling any stocks, shares, securities or any sort of speculative investment.
  • The sale of this claim and the information contained therein does not imply or guarantee values, assay reports, or future earnings. GRE, Inc. makes no guarantees, neither written nor implied of any past, present or future value or mineral content.
  • The sale of this claim does not account for any land or access issues that may arise. In the case of any access issues GRE can guide the claim owner with our legal counsel and years of experience in accessing mining claim sites.

GRE, Inc. recommends that all buyers make all efforts to inform themselves on the interests and legalities of mining claims prior to any purchase of mining claims.  GRE is available via phone or email during normal business hours. Our offices are open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.The GRE team is educated, knowledgeable and competent to answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. 385-218-2138 or goldrush@goldrushexpeditions.com


Payment:

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 24 hours of the auction end. This is to secure your interest in the site while the remaining balance is in transit. Full payment (or Signed contract with down payment) is required within 7 days of auction end without exception.

Deposits can be made with Credit/Debit cards, however remaining balance payments must be paid by cash, check, or other verified funds. This is due to the nature of the claims being Real Property. Monthly payments can be made with Credit/Debit Cards

Failure to meet payment requirements will result in claim(s) being re-listed or offered to other buyers. Deposits are not refundable and will not be returned. Purchasing a claim from GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. indicates consent to the GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. Purchase Agreement. Please review this document carefully when it is received, this document is a vital element of the sale. It documents how the claim will be transferred and to whom it will be transferred. The purchase agreement states our commitments to you and your understanding of what is being sold and transferred. For your convenience, we offer digital signature options to expedite the process.

GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. accepts all forms of valid, legal payment, including Cash, Check and verified (stamped) gold or silver bullion (at spot price). We do not accept PayPal.

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. will send all correspondence to the email you have provided, please verify that your address is correct, we are not responsible for misdirected or unreceived email. Payment and signed Purchase Agreement Finance Contract are due in full within 7 days.


Annual Assessments:

Annual assessments are required for each mining claim. There are various fees and forms involved with these annual assessments and failure to comply or submit them correctly can result in the forfeiture of your mining claim.
We recommend that purchasers familiarize themselves with this process.

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. also offers an Annual Assessment filing service, wherein we guarantee your filing and acceptance. Safeguarding your claim against loss and forfeiture.


Financing:

In most cases we can offer financing of sites upon approved credit history. Gold Rush financing requires roughly 24 hours to verify and approve. Financing requires downpayment of at least 25% of the total purchase price or $2500.00, whichever is more. Gold Rush financing is only available on purchases of over $5,000.00 with approved credit. We approve 99% of our applicants. Please call our office to apply. Please be sure that you are pre-approved before making bids or committing to purchase.

Gold Rush financing is offered at a rate of 9% APR (annual percentage rate). Documentation fees can be added to finance arrangement. While under contract, Buyer will have full access to the claim under casual use guidelines. Further operations requiring Plan of Operations are not allowed while the site is under contract. Upon final payment, as designated by contract, the Quit Claim deed will be immediately filed and sent to owner. More details on Gold Rush financing available upon request.


Terms & Conditions of the Sale:

This sale is for UNPATENTED, Federal mining claim(s). Mining claims require a yearly maintenance fee of $155 per year, per claim, (or a small miner’s waiver to reduce fees) to retain ownership.

The maintenance fees for the claim have been taken care of for the 2016-2017 year. No additional monies will be due to the BLM until September 1st of 2017, to retain ownership for the 2017-2018 year.

GRE can file maintenance fees and documents for claim owners upon request for additional years.

The documentation fee covers all notarizing, mailings and filings required with County and State Recorders, and filing and verification with appropriate State BLM office.


Buyer will receive the following with their completed transaction:

  • Quit Claim deed showing transfer of ownership of the claim. This document will stamped, recorded and verified with the County and BLM offices. No other paperwork required
  • Welcome Packet with all of the rules and regulations as they relate to the State and BLM where the claim is located.
  • A CD of all documented images of the claim including a GRE survey and mapping of the site.
  • 24k map with claim marked & GPS coordinates
  • 100k map with claim boundaries clearly shown
  • Official National Bureau of Mines Documentation.
  • GRE Sticker
  • Other GRE Promotional Materials

Documentation:

There is a documentation fee of $349 for each Mining claim. In the case of multiple claims in a single sale, any other associated claims are charged at $249 each.

Please note that all information and documentation will only be sent to the email address you have on file with GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. Your documentation will also only be shipped to the address on file with GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. Please verify this information. We do this for your security as well as ours.
All documentation, Payment and Purchase Agreement documents must be completed to begin the transfer of the Quit Claim. Quit claim can be transferred to any person or business once identity has been established. Documentation fees cover all of the filing of paperwork in the proper counties and state and with the BLM. The purchaser will receive a Quit Claim deed transferring all interests in the claim.

Note: Our new documentation process is nearly 100% digital. All of your legal and purchase information is verified and signed online. Documentation time is usually less than 1 week.


Legal Notes:

*This claim is not for any Speleothems, Stalactites or Stalagmites. This claim is not for any cave formations of any sort. *This claim is not for ownership of a cave or any sort of cave related items. It is for control of locatable minerals and the ability to secure the land on which your minerals are located. *This claim is for Mining Claims. Mining Claims are administered by the BLM. They are not administered, nor are they under any control by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. *This sale does not constitute any sale of stocks or other security interests that represent a current investment ownership interest in an entity. Nor does this sale represent any effort by individuals to raise money or find investors for Businesses. A mining claim is not ownership of the land. It is full control of locatable minerals. The BLM defines located minerals as: * Locatable minerals include both metallic minerals (gold, silver, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, etc.) and nonmetallic minerals (fluorspar, calcite, mica, certain limestone and gypsum, tantalum, heavy minerals in placer form, and gemstones). (Edited from: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY
__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/energy.Par.26680.File.dat/MiningClaims.pdf) The General Mining Law of 1872, as amended, opened the public lands of the United States to mineral acquisition by the location and maintenance of mining claims. Mineral deposits subject to acquisition in this manner are generally referred to as “locatable minerals.” A lode claim is defined as: “Jefferson-Montana Copper Mines Co., 41 L.D. 321(1912), established the full test for a lode claim: “To constitute a valid discovery upon a lode claim, three elements are necessary: 1. There must be a vein or lode of quartz or other rock-in-place, 2. The quartz or other rock-in-place must carry gold or some other valuable mineral deposit, 3. The two preceding elements, when taken together, must be such that as to warrant a prudent man in the expenditure of his time and money in the effort to develop a valuable mine.” Additionally, Federal statute does not describe what constitutes a valuable mineral deposit; therefore the government has adopted the “prudent man rule.” This rule determines value based on whether or not a person will consider investing time and money to develop a potentially viable mineral deposit. This rule was first stated by the DOI in 1894, in the adjudication of Castle v. Womble, 19 L.D. 455 (1894), the holding of which states: “…where minerals have been found and the evidence is of such a character that a person of ordinary prudence would be justified in the further expenditure of his labor and means, with a reasonable prospect of success in developing a valuable mine, the requirements of the statute have been met.” Note, this is site is not subject to the Cave Protection act of 1988, as Federal Law states: 16 USC Sec. 3378&01/08/2008 Sec. 3378. Miscellaneous provisions -STATUTE- (d) Existing rights Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to affect the full operation of the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States, or otherwise affect valid existing rights. -SOURCE-(Pub. L. 100-691, Sec. 9, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4550.) REFERENCES IN TEXT The mining laws and mineral leasing laws of the United States, referred to in sub sec. (d), are classified generally to Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining. The information above is cited from the official Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management page.


Return Policy:

Due to the nature of this sale, returns are not applicable. In the case of any issues, we will work with the buyer to be sure that the buyer is satisfied with their purchase as per the GRE Guarantee. GRE does not make partial refunds or cash refunds. All refunds or adjustments will be given in the form of credits or merchandise of at least equal value.


About GRE:

Since 1999, Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. (GRE, Inc.) has been locating and documenting valuable mining claim sites. We research, locate and document historic and significant mines throughout the Western United States. We sell mining claims, that’s it. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable survey team, and an entire office staffed with hard working employees who make all of this possible. We invite you to learn more about the people behind GRE. We also have a full legal team dedicated to monitoring and protecting our interests and yours!

GRE is an actual “brick and mortar” business with an office that you can stop into. We do operate within normal business hours of 9am to 5pm MST. We can be reached in the office at 385-218-2138. You can feel free to stop in and see what we are working on. Our office has an extensive mining library and an impressive collection of mining artifacts and memorabilia. Mining claims can be tricky from state to state. GRE, Inc. has provided more mining claims than anyone else, to happy, satisfied customers. We will be here long after the sale to help out with most anything you need. We sell many claims to repeat buyers; this says a lot about what we are doing.

GRE, Inc. researches over 600 sites per month. Out of those sites we usually only claim 20-30 mines. The sites we offer are the best of the best. We don’t claim the first hole in the ground that we see. We research and document these sites. We claim these mines because we believe them to have a good value. GRE has pioneered offering mining claims to the public at a reasonable rate, taking care of all the paperwork for you. We go the extra distance to make sure that everything is right and if it’s not, we will make it right.

In addition to your claim you will also have access to GRE, Inc.’s legal counsel. They are familiar with what we do and very efficient at resolving any issues that may arise. GRE, Inc. will often cover the costs of the legal counsel, dependent on the issues that need resolving.