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Historic Larrigon Gold Mine – 20 acre Lode and 20 acre Placer Mining Claim for Sale – Darby, Montana

$48,000.00

The Larrigon Mine is actually a combination of two historical claims. There’s the Taylor Creek Mine, which is a pit mine at the top of the hill, historically worked for Gold, and the Larrigon Mine, which was a series of massive drifts and tunnels, also working only Gold. The Placer claim is in place because the area has historically produced significant amounts of nugget gold from the creeks. This gold is thought to originate farther up the canyon, but the presence of gold mines above the creek will no doubt bring much richer gravels.

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Historic Larrigon Gold Mines and Mill

2 claims – 1, 20 Acre Lode and 1, 20 acre Placer Claim – Hughes Creek District – Ravalli County, Montana

Aerial view of claim and boundaries.


Overview of the Claim


This is a third party sale and is not eligible for financing.

 

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Larrigon Gold Mining Claim. This is a 20 acre lode and 20 acre placer mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The claim is located just outside of Darby, Montana 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.

The Larrigon Mining Claim is a combination of two historical claims. There’s the Taylor Creek Mine, which is a pit mine at the top of the hill, historically worked for Gold, and the Larrigon Mine, which was a series of massive drifts and tunnels, working primarily for gold. The Placer claim is in place because the area has historically produced significant amounts of nugget gold from the creeks. This gold is thought to originate farther up the canyon, but the presence of gold mines above the creek will no doubt bring much richer gravels.

The claim covers two mills. The first is an old site, likely built in the mid to late 1800s. The old mill is still standing and has remnants of old crushers and conveyors inside. This is on the nether regions of the claim down in the deep canyon. The newer mill was likely built around 1950 and processed substantial tonnage of gold (see historic image below). The mill burned down sometime between 1982 and 1988, no one seems to know the date for sure. The concrete footings still exist as do the metal hopper and water barrels.

The underground workings of the Larrigon have been closed for a fair amount of time post 1970s. There are few pictures and even fewer locals that can recall what the Larrigon last looked like after exploration digging in the early 1960s. The last maps of the underground workings are from 1959 and it’s unclear if the new owners of the mine ever went underground. That in mind, the site of the two adits is easily located. It would take a small track hoe or a bobcat to reopen the workings. This would require a notice of Intent be filed with the Forest Service and a likely bond attached. If you would like more information on a notice of intent, or have any issues with the notice, please contact Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. main offices at 385-218-2138

Historical photograph of the old Larrigon mills.

Reference:

DMEA Dockets; Alta Town Residents, 2016; Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. Larrigon Mine and Claim Surveys, 2016


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Total Workings

3 – 1000-1999 feet of workings

Historical Value

The old mill is a historical gem. The buildings provide some historical value as well.

Accessibility and Location:

  • 4WD Vehicle required to access claim.

Mineral Value:

  • 1 point – Silver
  • 1 point – Lead
  • 5 points – Free-Milling Gold

Resources:

  • 1 point – Wood/Shade/Timbers/Trees
  • 1 point – Dilapidated/unusable structures/foundations
  • 2 points – Year Round Water Source

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Number of Mines 1 creek and open pit
Nearest city with amenities Darby, Montana is approximately 40 miles away. The claim is actually located outside of a town called Alta that will show up in Google maps to guide you, but it doesn’t have any amenities.
Access to the Claim The claim is located just over 8 miles from the highway to Alta, Montana. The road is a well maintained with access for 2WD for the first 7 miles from the highway. The remaining 1 mile to the claim is an easy 4WD dirt road.
Parking and Staging on the claim There’s ample room to park 10-15 vehicles and/or equipment.
Resources There’s water from mostly usable structures, shade from trees and buildings, and some reclaimed wood.
Structures on claim There’s old mill remnants, cabin remnants, and workshop remnants
Relics on the claim Cans. Some machinery remains in mill
Elevation 1829

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Weather data from nearby city Darby, Montana

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Overview of the Mines

The mines on the claim are a combination of the workings of both the Taylor Creek Pit operation at the top of the mountain and the Larrigon workings, under the mountain. The Taylor Creek Mine is described by the Montana Bureau of Minerals and Geology as:

“This mine is a large open pit on a hillside in iron-stained, Precambrian Belt, banded argillites and quartzites. It was visited 09/12/01. The area was considered active and had a valid mine permit with the Forest Service. The surrounding area was examined only quickly for any pre-existing problems. The Taylor Creek Mine is upslope from the Larrigon Mine described above”

In reality, the Taylor Creek Mine is just the top of the gold deposit that has been painstakingly marked out and defined by miners and geologists as far back as 1889. The gravels are good and gold bearing and according to historical documentation assay at or around .77 OST AU.

Alternatively, the Montana Bureau of Minerals and Geology made a rough assessment of the Larrigon as follows:

“The Larrigon Mine was visited by MBMG on 9/12/01. It is located in the Taylor Creek drainage, in close proximity to the Taylor Creek Mine. The remains of the workings include three cabins, a wooden ore chute, and part of a foundation, possibly from an old mill. A waste-rock pile near the base of the slope may have been from underground workings, although no adits or other openings were observed. A small pile of sandy material near the mill may be tailings. The pile was about 12 to 15 feet from Taylor Creek and is isolated from the drainage by the road. Unpublished material in the MBMG mineral property files indicates the Larrigon was discovered in 1918 (Anon, [n.d.], MBMG files). The Larrigon was discovered by Raymond Larrigon and was sold by him in 1950. He drove underground workings and processed ore in a mill onsite. In 1959, it was bought by the Larrigon Mining Company. A (new) mill was built in 1960 by this company and their mining included mainly bulldozer excavations. A photo in MBMG mineral property files shows the mill in 1977; it was described as a 50-ton gravity and amalgamation 47 plant. A map in the MBMG files shows the adits and prospects on the Washington claim; two adits are shown about 50 ft to the northwest of the mill. Other claims in the area included: the Lost Cabin, Eurrecochea, Viscaya, and Larraui.”

Again, quite different from what historical documents show as a massive series of drifts and tunnels intercepting gold ore bodies in a mine that produced gold from 1889 to at least 2001.

History

Deep within the Rockies in Ravalli county, Montana, resides the Taylor Creek. This placer, that’s part of the Hughes Creek district,  was named after the prospector that discovered it in 1889. The lode mine was discovered by Raymond Larrigon in 1918 while he was tending sheep in the area. He worked the mine by himself until he retired in 1950. None of the crude ore he mined was shipped during that time. The mine was then acquired in 1959 by the Larrigon Mining Company. Grant W Berggren and his wife Myrtle invested in the company and became part owners. During that time, the company did metallurgical testing on the ore that came from the mine through the Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation and the Denver Equipment Company.

In 1962, the Department of Interior sent a field worker by the name of S J Giulio to survey the mines. He reported that out of the 16 samples he found from different shear zones within the mine, the average ounces per ton were .77 for gold and .27 for silver.

In 1963, the Office of Mineral Exploration, OME, conducted an extensive exploration of the mine to search for gold veins. During the exploration, they expanded the current tunnels and drifts with 400 additional feet of drifts and crosscuts. There is extensive discussion about the existence of gold ore bodies, which according to the DMEA, do not exist. However, the gold that Mr. Larrigon stockpiled for 30 years came from somewhere. Add to that, the assays of waste rock at .77 OPT AU which was recovered from inside the mine. Both indicate there is still substantial amounts of gold to be worked out of the mine. As a final nail in the coffin of the inefficiency of government, The Taylor Creek Mine, just above the Larrigon, was open pitted and produced gold at a rate greater than 2 oz. to the ton according to a local resident in Alta.

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Site of the old Adits.

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Historical map of the Larrigon mine.

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Historical diagram of the Larrigon mine.

Mine Details:

Access to the Mine You can get a narrow 4WD vehicle to the open pit, as well as the creek, on the claim
Tailings Present 10,000-49,999 tons
Entrance There’s an open pit portion you can walk around in.
Mine Cut There’s a trench open pit and a creek placer.
Depth / Length 7 acre pit at current, 1300′ of stream for placer
Minerals in the Mine There was mostly waste rock, but historically this site was mined for Gold and Copper.
Foot Traffic in the Mine None
Last Worked Unknown

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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.

Previous Owner

G. W. Berggeren

Commodities:

  • Gold – Primary

Geological Information

The main rock type is metamorphic quartzite from the Neoprotezoic era.

References:

USGS Database – 10010271; USFS FSE Documents; Montana DEQ; DMEA Summary Reports

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Remnants near the old mill site.


Cabin door.


Buildings on the claim.


Flowing stream below the mines.


Flowing stream behind lush foliage.


These cabins were last used by the miners circa 1981.


The old Mill building, a newer mill was built downstream in the 1950s.


Mine camp.


Tailings from the mill.


The newer mill foundations from above.


The road up to the mine is in excellent condition, but overgrown.


Last leg of the road below the workings.


The pit. It’s been so long since this was worked, the trees have taken firm rooting.


Dig in and start processing the gravels. They have recorded over 2 OPT in AU from this pit.


At the top, again, trees have started growing through the gravels.


Bits of flake gold in the rock.


A seam in the rock showing fine gold.


This tree is over 120′ tall.


The stream sits below the mines and has historically produced significant amounts of free gold.


Good water which can be used for washing other gravels on the claim.


Banks breaking down over the years, dumping more material into the stream.


Large rocks provide great spots for gold to settle.


Another cabin on the claim.


The stream banks show evidence of being worked long ago.


More prime placer ground.


Remnants of the old mill.


Old belts and machinery still in the mill.


A loadout platform above the newer mill.


Looking up the canyon behind the claim.


Coming into the pit.


Bits of gold flake in the dark ores.


The newer mill site from below.


Concrete foundations at the mill.


Used by miners for something.


A hopper at the new mill.


A grizzly of sorts at the mill.

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The Hughes Creek District Information


History

The Hughes Creek district was founded by Barney Hughes in the 1860s when he discovered gold in the creeks. This discovery sparked interest and ignited a major gold rush for Montana. In 1870 Chinese immigrants found it worthwhile to start prospecting here, where at the time they were recovering about $5(1/4 to 1/2 oz) worth of gold a day.

In 1890, Arthur Woods started to discover new prospects along the creek, which brought the attention of more prospectors to the area, where they laid claims all along the creek. In 1897, George W Ward used hydraulic methods for his company to use on his 19 claims, raking in $1100.00 (55 ounces) in just three weeks.

Companies started using heavier equipment in 1911, and used dredgers in 1925. After ten years of dredging, the Montana Washington Mines Inc recovered 236.64 ounces of gold, and a dragline dredge recovered 3582 ounces of gold in three years. Placer mining remained active until 1940, and fizzled out completely around 1974, due to market trends, government regulations, and available technology.

Today, many claims are being worked very profitably by small and artisanal miners.  Gold is found in flake and nuggets in the streams and rivers.

Geology

The Ravalli formation underlie the district, as well as intrusion of Quartz monzonite from the Idaho batholith. Volcanic Tertiary rocks covers the northern area of the district. The ores deposits from the mine veins are found in metamorphic slates and schists.

References:

http://deq.mt.gov/Land/abandonedmines/linkdocs/166tech

District Overview:

District Aliases N/A
Discovered/ Organized Barney Hughes
Noted Commodities Gold

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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.