Gold Hog #1
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• Payment plan with no interest; $100.00 down and $100.00 every 30 days until paid.
• BLM maintenance fee paid separate, currently $165.00 per year.
Mineralization & Geology
Gold Hog #1 is ideal for a modest underground and possible open pit type of operation. Numerous gold bearing rusty (iron stained) quartz veins are exposed in the washes, slopes, small prospect pits and ridge tops. Many of these veins are concealed with a thin cover of alluvium. The host rocks are altered, coarse grained granite, granite gneiss with abundant limonite and small bands of mica schist.
The Gold Hub Group is situated on or along the main detachment fault that runs from the Belmont Mountains to the southeast, through the Gold Leaf, the San Marcos and the Gold Hub, on to the northwest into the Whipple Mountains in California.
I personally have picked up pieces of rusty quartz float with visible gold in streaks and specks down-slope from the San Marcos area. Our testing in washes, gulches and bed-rock crevices has produced a fair amount of placer gold, fines, flakes and pickers.