The Arrastra Property is as 20-acre lode and 40-acre placer mining property located in the Crosby (Eureka) Mining District in Mohave County, Arizona.
The Arrastra is primarily a gold placer property that covers an extensive amount of dry wash with black sands and some large boulders. It is undefined where the bedrock level in the wash is. There are also lode workings on the claim in the form of a shaft and some prospects.
North of the mine is the Southern Cross Mine and the Bagdad and Resolution mines. The Resolution mine being a multi-billion-dollar deposit that is actively being mined by BHP Copper and reports over $15bn per year in profits.
The mine consists of a large dry wash that is littered with a black rhyolite-esque boulders. The boulders show oxidization indicating some iron content at some level. There is considerable black sand in the washes, notably at turns in the wash or low spots where seasonal or flash flooding has pushed heavier material. With little effort in digging in and around the black sands, one can find small bits of gold, not in flake but in small, rough nuggets. This indicating that the gold is not far from the source and has not been excessively washed and polished.
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