Price: $32,000

Historic McKelvey Mine

A Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. Mining Claim Property

Federally Registered Mining Claim ID:MMC232727

20 Acre Placer Claim — Washington District — Madison County, Montana

Mining Claim Introduction

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the McKelvey Gold Mining Claim for Sale. This is a 20 acre placer mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The claim is located just outside of Ennis, 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. This is a third party sale and not eligible for financing.

Mining Claim Quick Facts


The last 5 miles of the road are extremely rough and technical. Roads are narrow. Surveyors recommend highly modified 4WD vehicle UTV/ATV is ideal. May experience body damage in any full size vehicles

Waste Dump Present/Size?


Tailings Present/Size?


Mine Cut/Structure


Total Workings


Nearest City with Amenities

Ennis, Montana approximate 15 miles.


Ample parking and staging in the meadow of the claim. It would be no issue to park 20 plus vehicles up there. However the road access issue would need to be mitigated to get the vehicles to the claim.


Wood, shade, timber, water.

Other Items of Note

There is a great seating area with carved wooden seats at McKelvey lake and on the claim. Stream has lots of boulders from 50-200 pounds which are ideal trapping spots for runoff gold. Views of cliff walls, lakes and streams are epic and location is ideal.

Acres and Type of Claim
20 Acre Placer Claim
Purchase Price

Mining Claim Description

The McKelvey is placed right in the center of the gold producing zone in the canyon. Coming down from the Frisbee Mine up on Mine Lake, the river washes down into McKelvey Lake, which is heavy with black sand and fleck gold. McKelvey dumps into a stream that runs down hill, into a large waterfall (30' drops) and continues down to the New Deal Mine where gold nuggets have been reported in the stream as recently as 2011. The claim spans over the majority of the interesting stream beds, part of McKelvey lake, and the stream and falls below the lake, where gold has been historically mined. The black sand and flake gold can be followed the length of the stream to where it fades out past the New Deal Mine. It is reasonable to presume that each year, with spring run off, more gold will be breaking down and carried along with the water runoff from Mine lake and the Frisbee mine, into McKelvey lake the streams below. There is a great seating area with carved wooden seats on the claim by the lake. The stream has many 50-200 pound boulders, which are ideal trapping spots for runoff gold.

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