Gold Payday #1
• Paying in full or Military service? Enjoy 10% off any listed price.
• Interest Free payment plan; put $230.00 down pay $230.00 monthly until paid in full.
• BLM (Bureau of Land Management) maintenance fee paid directly to BLM, currently $165.00 a year for each claim.
The Gold Payday claims consist of five 20 acre lode claims on the extreme northwest end of the Harquahala Mountains in La Paz County. The small town of Wenden is about 4 miles to the northwest and the town of Salome is 5 miles west of Wenden. Both towns are on HWY 60. These claims have great access and good camping sites. The claims are located on a gentle slope with several small gold bearing washes and gulches if you want to try your hand at placer mining.
The lode portions are thin gold bearing veins and veinlets, usually found on the tops of very small knobs or hills. The washes and gulches also cut through these veins and veinlets. The country rock, (host rock) has a bleached appearance with abundant limonite. On some fractures you can see fine flakes of gold in the limonite by using a 10x loop.
These are the best, easy access claims we have staked. We took out over an ounce in two days with a drywasher and ran the cons through a Desert Fox Gold Wheel. The claims are about a half to one mile west of the high grade San Marcos Mine. Most of the gold was ragged and coarse, which indicated it had not traveled far from its source. I found a 9 gram nugget under a large Palo Verde tree with my old Gold Bug detector.
You will be amazed by the amount of black, heavy, well rounded iron nuggets that cause me to think there might be meteorites in the area.