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Defender Mineral Property

$61,847.00

Hermosa Mining District

Sierra County, NM

Near Truth or Consequenses, NM

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Property Overview


The Defender mine site is a documented gold producing property. The site is estimated to have last been working in 1939. The site was located in 1885 and produced gold with some silver and nickel which made the processing expensive.
Very rare, one of a kind, and unmolested mine camp. Possible development for placer gold mines. Historically known for gold, silver, cobalt.

The site is 60 acres and consists of a 20 acre lode property and 40 acres of placer claims. The lode claims are targeted over the underground workings. These workings are estimated at roughly 1,200’ with extensive stoping. The Placer claims are laid over the wash, which is where gold has been found for the last 150 years. Quantities are reported as small, however, it appears to have been enough to support two homesteads on the claims. One homestead appears to have been utilized in the past 5 years.

The mines have been neglected and will need some clean up to be accessible. The portals are in poor condition. There is reported to be a 500’ haulage tunnel which meets with a 200’ shaft. Both are visible from the surface. There is also reported to be at least 500’ of cross drifting with “several significant stopes”.
Surveyors in 2022 reported gold bearing limonite with heavy skarn material. There is visible gold in the oxidized iron. The main shaft is clear but will need a new ladder.
The main wash has been casually worked for gold. The material is heavy with black sand and silt. Gold recovered is reported to be tumbled smooth and in small nuggets. There has been no flake reported, which likely indicates the source of the gold is far upstream.

The site is an excellent opportunity for small miners and beginners to start their activities. There are many historical structures in the area. The area is very remote with no services.

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. does offer mining consultation services and assistance with permits for a small fee.

Training courses for underground work and exploration can be found here: https://stayoutstayalive.com/training/

The Defender mine site is a documented gold producing property. The site is estimated to have last been working in 1939. The site was located in 1885 and produced gold with some silver and nickel which made the processing expensive.
Very rare, one of a kind, and unmolested mine camp. Possible development for placer gold mines. Historically known for gold, silver, cobalt.

The site is 60 acres and consists of a 20 acre lode property and 40 acres of placer claims. The lode claims are targeted over the underground workings. These workings are estimated at roughly 1,200’ with extensive stoping. The Placer claims are laid over the wash, which is where gold has been found for the last 150 years. Quantities are reported as small, however, it appears to have been enough to support two homesteads on the claims. One homestead appears to have been utilized in the past 5 years.

The mines have been neglected and will need some clean up to be accessible. The portals are in poor condition. There is reported to be a 500’ haulage tunnel which meets with a 200’ shaft. Both are visible from the surface. There is also reported to be at least 500’ of cross drifting with “several significant stopes”.
Surveyors in 2022 reported gold bearing limonite with heavy skarn material. There is visible gold in the oxidized iron. The main shaft is clear but will need a new ladder.
The main wash has been casually worked for gold. The material is heavy with black sand and silt. Gold recovered is reported to be tumbled smooth and in small nuggets. There has been no flake reported, which likely indicates the source of the gold is far upstream.

The site is an excellent opportunity for small miners and beginners to start their activities. There are many historical structures in the area. The area is very remote with no services.

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. does offer mining consultation services and assistance with permits for a small fee.

Training courses for underground work and exploration can be found here: https://stayoutstayalive.com.training/


Acres

Commodities

Type

60

Gold, Silver, Copper

Lode, Placer

Underground Dev

Surface Dump

Tailings

1,200 feet

N/A

N/A

Access

Features

High Clearance 4wd

Multiple Homesteads and cabins on site.

Gold Reserves

Silver Reserves

Copper Reserves

Platinum Reserves

Tungsten Reserves

Molybdenum Reserves

Undefined

Undefined

Undefined

N/A

N/A

N/A


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