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Historic Mount Massive Gold Mine – 20 acre Lode Mining Claim for Sale – Leadville, Colorado

$22,000.00

The mines here were worked for gold. High grade mines such as this were an excellent value and often held as assets or part of larger claim blocks. From 1920s claim maps, these mines were owned by Champion Mining and Milling. This likely explains why they have been sampled and opened. The larger Champion mine up the gulch was in full production turning and average of 3.2 ounces of gold per ton.

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Historic Mount Massive Gold Mine and Camp Overview


20 Acre Lode Claim – Lackawanna Gulch District – Lake County, Colorado

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Mount Massive Gold Mining Claim for Sale. This is a 20 acre Lode Mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The claim is located not far out of Leadville, Colorado. The Mount Massive 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 Mount Massive mines are a stones throw from the Historic Champion Mill. The previously abandoned mines are now part of a single claim written to capture the trending of the lodes based on geological mapping. The mines are cut on a series of lodes and veins, similar in structure to that of the Champion mine less than 1 mile east on the same general trend.  The claim is a full 20 acres and covers a running, year round water source. There are roads to the upper mines but they are very overgrown and will need some clearing and dragging work.

An old miners cabin sits below the lowermost adit entrance and is built up on the old waste dump from the mine. The main mine camp is hidden farther up in the trees and is a conglomeration of  a few old cabins, a camper and an outhouse spread among a small clearing. There are two primary adits on the claim that are open and large enough to be worked. They show good gold ore bodies and would be a simple effort to work.

There are two factors that have kept these mines off the general radar and unworked. the first factor is weather. At 11,800′ the mines are covered in snow for 5 months out of the year at least. When the heat comes and melts off the snow, the second factor arises, that of the river crossing lower on the trail. There is no other way up to the basin than through the river. This river in mid-low run off is 24-36 inches deep and nearly 25 feet across as you need to navigate slightly up the river to access the other bank. In heavy run off the water is an estimated 5′ deep and roughly 30′ across. Its also very fast moving. Experienced off road drivers will have no trouble crossing in full size vehicles equipped with 4WD and a high mounted snorkel.. UTVs, ATVs and Motorcycles will need to exercise caution at  this crossing and only do so when they feel the conditions are safe. As a result of this river crossing, the only traffic the site sees is mostly hikers and historians hoping to see the Champion Mill before it collapses.

There are two main adits on the claim that show gold ores in pockets. These are high grade veins that have been worked in some instances and only identified and staged in others. There is a small adit near the main road with an old cabin below it. The waste dump that the cabin is built  on shows pyrites and some bits of gold. This old adit entrance will need to be dug out to be examined.

The mines here were worked for gold. High grade mines such as this were an excellent value and often held as assets or part of larger claim blocks. From 1920s claim maps, these mines were owned by Champion Mining and Milling. This likely explains why they have been sampled and opened. The larger Champion mine up the gulch was in full production turning and average of 3.2 ounces of gold per ton. This was shipped to the mill via a 6100′ tram system. Mines that were closer to the mill likely had no such journey in getting ore to the mill for processing. The Champion reported 26,500 ounces of gold prior to 1925. There was likely much more that was not reported.

These previously abandoned mines are very valuable for their gold deposits and for their historical context as some of the original workings of the district and some of the very last left that can still be worked for their high grade gold deposits.

History of the Mines

This mine resides in the vicinity of Lackawanna Gulch, and is less than a mile east of the famous Mount Champion mine, There are no other abandoned mines in the valley or general vicinity. The area is highly desirable because of the gold content of the veins in the area. The Champion Mining company reported over 26,500 ounces of gold recovered at an average rate of 3.23 ounces per ton. Some pockets of the ore ran as high as 51 ounces to the ton.

Within the general Lackawanna Gulch area, Howell (1919) reported an additional five veins. These are respectively; the Eureka, Independence, Mauser No. 1 and No. 2, and D.M. Elder veins. Typically, these are quartz, pyrite, gold, plus or minus galena veins of limited strike length and thickness (typical vein widths of 0.5 to 1.5 ft). [1]

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Inside one of three mines on the claim.


Mine Diagram

Mine Details:

Access to the Mine You can drive directly to mine COLAK_12622. You will have to hike about 200 feet to COLAK_12765. There is a very old and overgrown road that will lead almost directly to COLAK_00019 but you will have to hike the remaining 300 feet to this mine.
Tailings Present 50,000 + tons. Mostly waste rock seen in the tailings piles.
Entrance All mine entrances were timbered and gated at one time.
Mine Cut Adit
Depth / Length Gold Rush Expeditions surveyors anticipate COLAK_12765 and COLAK_12622 to be around 200 feet each. The COLAK_00019 mine has much larger tailings and is likely 1000-1500 feet in length.
Minerals in the Mine Iron, quartz, gold, pyrite.
Foot Traffic in the Mine Light to none
Last Worked 1941 est.

 


Survey Notes

These mines in an ideal location, very close to the historic champion mill. Mine ID COLAK_12765 was much larger than anticipated. The tailings for this mine are very small but the mine was 200 feet long. This indicates most of the ore was high value ore taken for processing. Very little waste rock found. High country mines with steep hill sides may also account for the lack of waste dumps. The waste dump for COLAK_12622 are about the same size as COLAK_12765. Gold Rush Expeditions Surveyors estimate this mine to also be around 200 feet. Mine ID COLAK_00019 has much larger waste dump. The entrance to the mine is unstable and needs clearing, it is open. Surveyors observed a drift with water line cut into competent rock that makes a sharp turn. Gold Rush Expeditions Surveyors estimate that at a minimum, this mine is likely 1000-1500 feet in length.

Aerial view of claim and boundaries.

Number of Mines 3 adits
Nearest city with amenities Leadville Colorado about 13 miles away.
Access to the Claim The majority of the road can be navigated by a 2WD vehicle. It is the remaining 4 miles that will require high clearance 4WD. There is a river crossing that is too high for a UTV/ATV early season but is passable late season. Full size 4WD vehicles are advised to equip snorkels for river crossing which can be up to 40 inches in heavy run offs.
Parking and Staging on the claim Minimal parking and staging on the claim. Can park 1-2 vehicles on the tailings of COLAK_12622. May be able to park 1-2 vehicles in small pullouts on the road.
Resources Water, timbers, wood.
Structures on claim Old outhouse and building remains.
Relics on the claim Stove, pipe, water barrels, and various small metal remains.
Elevation 11,465′

 


Reference:

  1. Champion Mine | Colorado Geological Survey

Top Pictures

Miners cabin below the workings.


Old door and adit entrance.


Drift needs some clearing inside before it can we worked in.


Excellent roads to the claim.


Mountain range towers over the basin.


Stream running on the claim.


Ample water for washing out your crushed ores.


Adit entrance above the first, cut on the same ore body.


Gold, pyrite and iron.


Close up of typical gold ores.


Miners lunch box.


Entrance to largest of the mine portals.


Wooden adit entrance has given way.


For when you gotta go.


Heavy timber was used, likely to defend against the deep snows and bitter cold of winter.


Large enough for a few hearty miners.


Lowest, collapsed portal is near the main trail.


Road leading down the mountain. It can be a challenge in spots.


Close up of the old adit door.


Beautiful, old timbered adit.


Grab a shovel and plan for some digging.


Another mine entrance on the claim.


It looks rough but is very accessible.


The old entrance has been bulkheaded and covered for many years.


Entrance from above.


Inside the workings, a short staging drift.


The bulkhead has stayed intact.


Working back into the drifts. Mining remnants along the way.


Exposed ore body showing some gold and iron with galena.


Mining implements are circa 1930s-1940s.


Pocket of gold ore.


Water line running the length of the drifts for watering the drills.


Water outside the mine.


Another large entrance on the claim.


Looking out at the old timbered entrance.


An interesting formation.


Old stove from the mine camp. Circa 1960s.



Claim Rating

Total Workings

2000-2599 feet of workings estimated. This assessment based on what surveyors observed while on site.

Historical Value

Accessibility and Location

High Clearance 4WD

Mineral Value

Free milling gold, gold nuggets or gems

Resources

  • 1 point – Wood/Shade/Timbers/Trees
  • 1 point – Dilapidated/unusable structures/foundations
  • 2 points – Year Round Water Source
  • Total Resources Rating: 4

Weather

Weather data from nearby city – Leadville, Colorado


USGS information on the mine(s)

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.

Commodities:

  • Gold – Primary
  • Manganese – Primary

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
   

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) Granitic rocks of 1700-m.y. age group

References:

USGS Database – 10166561


Mining District Overview

Lackawanna Gulch District Information

History:

There are a number of small mines and vein prospects in the general vicinity of Lackawanna Gulch, located approximately 14 mi southwest of Leadville. By far the largest of these was the Mount Champion Mine, situated on the south side of Mount Champion, close to the summit. The property was discovered in 1881, but was not developed until 1907 when the Mount Champion Mining Company purchased the property and started construction of a 50-ton/day mill and a 6,100-ft-long tramline. Significant production started in 1912 and continued until 1918. U.S. Bureau of Mines records indicate that 4,759 tons of direct shipping ore were produced at a grade of 3.23 oz per ton gold and 2.6 oz per ton silver. In addition, 40,259 tons of milling ore assaying 0.374 oz per ton gold and 0.28 oz per ton silver were mined. This ore also had minor amounts of lead (1 percent) and, locally, copper (0.3 to 1 percent).

During this period, the Mount Champion Mine generated 26,500 oz of gold and a total estimated metal value of $550,000 to $600,000. The Mount Champion Mine was dormant from 1919 to 1936. From 1937 to 1940, the property was leased, and there was small-scale mining; incomplete records suggest that 17.5 tons averaging 2 oz per ton gold and 2 oz per ton silver were mined (G.L. Fairchild, unpublished report, 1974). There is no record of mining activity past 1941. In the late 1970s through the early 1980s, the property was further explored with five drill holes, totaling 400 ft.

During this period, a small firm (Minerals, Inc.) claimed a resource at Mount Champion of 93,000 tons averaging 0.4 oz per ton gold; the basis for this resource estimate is unknown, and no record exists of any subsequent mining.[1]

Geology:

Mineralization consists of quartz, pyrite, galena, and gold in pods and dilation zones in the fault, which is interpreted as a reverse fault. Typical pod dimensions are 20 to 160 ft along strike and 30 to 120 ft along dip. Widths are on the order of 1 to 10 ft. These mineralized pods, in an otherwise continuous, but narrow vein tend to occur in the flatter portion of the vein and near horizontal breaks in the hanging wall or footwall. The mineralization consisted of white quartz with occasional (up to 5 percent) pyrite, galena, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and gold. Approximately half of the gold was free, and typically not visible. The rest of the gold was commonly associated with pyrite. There was no apparent lateral or vertical zonation. Alteration consisted of silicification and argillization next to the vein and continuing up to two ft away, with more distal propylitization.The rock in the area is typically black biotite or hornblende schist. This schist contains local injections of gneiss and granitoids. The wall rock for the Mt Champion Mine is the Proterozoic Mt. Champion quartz monzonite, which forms a sill-like body. This is a light-gray, medium-grained rock, with quartz evenly distributed throughout and feldspar grains up to 5 mm. The quartz monzonite contains some coarse biotite, and minor amounts of apatite and magnetite. The best portion of the vein is in the quartz monzonite; where the vein crosses into schist, it becomes thinner, and quickly turns into a series of thin stringers, with more lower metal grades, such that it couldn’t be mined. In addition to the schist and quartz monzonite, thin dikes of fine-grained, gray, alaskite porphyry occur in the area.[1]

References:

  1. Champion Mine | Colorado Geological Survey

District Overview:

District Aliases Mount Champion
Discovered/ Organized 1881
Noted Commodities Gold Silver Copper
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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.

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