Arizona 40 acre Gold & Gem Mining Claim $500/month

/property/Arizona_40_acre_Gold_Gem_Mining_Claim_500_month-10273720/ Sedona AZ 86336  |  Yavapai County, AZ
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  • 40 acres

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Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
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Irrigated: No
Residence: No
Property ID: 10273720

Property Description

This is a legally registered 40 acre gold and gem mining claim for sale, the Sedona Golden Gem #8, a 40 acre claim located about 12 miles SW of Sedona.

This claim has a large, extended wash and a 2nd wash thru the claim, being excellent places for gold, and the surrounding area of rock formations, buttes, and mountains are good places for gems.

There are camping spots on the claim for any size vehicle/RV.
Nearby is the Sedona Wetland Preserve with great nature viewing.
See maps and satellite views with the pictures.

To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and address where I would scan and email you a signed contract, and which payment option you choose:

Total price of $3500, that can be paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment,
or $3500, paying $500 per month for 7 months.

Owner financing, No credit check. No interest charged.
You can use the claim as yours while making monthly payments.
Ownership transfer after final monthly payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.

Yavapai County where our claims are located in the central part of Arizona, ranks first historically in the State in gold production.
Our claims are in the same area of the Jerome (Verde) Mining District which has a history of being the largest gold producing area in Arizona, having contributed about 1,565,000 ounces of gold over the years, with the county history of gold discoveries being 3,800,000 ounces of gold.
Though mineral deposits were known in this area long before the Civil War, the first prospectors were Union soldiers with mining experience from California.

Known also as a gem area, when the rains start coming, Verde Valley rockhounds come running. The gem hunting in this area is so popular that a large club is active in Sedona.
Quartz is abundant and is also an area for crystals, turquoise, amethyst, jasper, agates, opals and some can be found above ground.
The Sedona Rockhounding Club has one area they explore being from Sedona stretching southwest to the town of Crown King.
Our claims are in this direct path for gem exploration.
We found quartz, agates, and crystals on this claim.

Having been to Sedona in the past and loving our experience, we looked to locate claims there.
We were also motivated by a claim in this area where the family has owned and worked it since 1947.
Our claims are near Sycamore Canyon and Red Rock State Park and the beauty of our claim area is much like landscapes around Sedona and the canyon area.
There are extended washes on the claim in an area of several ponds, unique to the Arizona wilderness.
Our clam is in Yavapai County, being in the same county as the new TV gold prospecting show on The Discovery Channel, Dave Turins Lost Mine.
The Sedona Mago Resort is nearby.
Cool Village of Oak Creek is just 5 miles south of Sedona.
Within hiking distance is the Sedona Wetlands Preserve that attracts a large variety of birds where there is a parking area, restrooms, and picnic benches.

I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
I am 69 and my wife 66, and we have gained the experience to select the best areas to locate claims.
We feel we are selling more than the gold and gems on beautiful land.
You would be acquiring an experience that will give you a good feel for what the old time prospectors must have felt during the days of the original Arizona Gold Rush.

A mining claim is an affordable way to enjoy the beauty of the land combined with the adventure of panning for gold and searching for gems.

If within one year you are not satisfied with your claim, you can trade for another comparable claim, just paying the BLM and County transfer fees which will be about $125 per claim.

Claim buyer will also receive a new, free, Gold Panning Kit:
One 14 inch Gold Trap pan; One 10.5 inch Gravity Trap pan, One combination sifter/classifier with 7/16 of an inch exit holes, One Gold Guzzler snuffer bottle, One Tweezers/ Magnifying Glass combo tool, One booklet titled "How to Find Gold", and Two plastic bottles.

The washes on the claim are a great advantage for prospecting, especially when the summer rains run down the washes, then depositing gold flakes down from the mountains and rock formations, and which also exposes gem veins.

Owning a mining claim is having access to a lifetime of great family fun and recreation, in a very beautiful, natural setting: Arizona, is a great, scenic state, where the spirit of the old west still lives on.
Mining Claims are also a great investment, as claims go up in value over time, just as land does.
if you purchase a claim from us, at no charge, I would help you if you ever decided to sell in the future.

This is a 40 acre unpatented, gold and gem mining claim, the Sedona Golden Gem #8 placer claims. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Phoenix and Yavapai County. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 40 acres, and use your 40 acres, recreationally for camping: tent, camper, or RV, and prospecting. In awesome Sycamore Canyon and the San Francisco Mountains, with beautiful views of mountain ranges and rock formations. Great combination of good access, wilderness beauty, and gold and gem prospecting potential.

Yavapai County is one of the four original Arizona counties formed in September of 1864, one year after the Arizona Territory was established. The County was named after the Yavapai Tribe, whose name means the people of the sun.
Yavapai County is a land of deep character and changing terrain. Views are far-reaching capped by clear blue skies. Prehistoric remains of the Sinaguan people are tucked into sandstone ledges and prominent hilltops. Area lakes are nestled in the pines surrounded by thousands of miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The real spirit of the West is fully alive in this timeless territory.

Sedona is red rock country. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, visitors have instant access to recreational activities. Trails for hiking and biking, along with bouncy jeep tracks, weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes. Yet, youre never far from the indulgences of town.
Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to prowl the 40-plus art galleries lining the streets, or to receive soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities. Most recently, with its nearby vineyards and tasting rooms, Sedona has emerged as a destination for wine enthusiasts.
Many Westerns have been filmed in this area, going back to the late, great John Wayne.

The Grand Canyon is 2 hours north, and there are day tours out of Sedona.

See the listing onsite pictures, showing one of the most beautiful areas in Arizona. These claims are surrounded by mountain and rock formation views. Located in the Coconino National Forest and the San Francisco Mountains.
Location Monument is a 4 foot wood post that has been placed on the claim, with an attached copy of our Location Notice, as required by the Arizona BLM.

For the possibility of constructing any building you or others could live in, you need to file a Plan of Operation with the BLM for approval, showing you have developed a full-time operation performing diligent mining.
You do not need a plan, permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.
You do not need to be a full time prospector to file a Plan for a shed type structure.

With an approved BLM Plan of Operation, a building can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim.
As stated by the BLM, this can be the "construction of a building, road, fence, or enclosure necessary for mining."
Current usage, is what the BLM calls, Casual Use: panning, shovel, rock hammer, metal detector, recycling sluice box, where no permission nor permit is needed to camp and prospect.
You can prospect as little or as much as you like.
Now that we have located the claim, you never have to declare to the BLM any gold or gems you find.

On our trips to the claims, we found about 1/4 of an ounce of gold in and around the extended washes on the claim, value approx. $300. Those with more time to prospect may find more. Today's gold prices are over $1200/ounce.
Gemstones are big business for collectors and valuable for jewelry.
Arizona has a number of places to sell the gold and gems you find.
We also collected a small bucket full of some nice quartz, agate, and crystal specimens.
Though we could never guarantee what you will find, we did locate this claim in an historically rich area for gold and gem prospecting.

You are allowed to post No Trespassing for Prospecting signs in and around the claims.
A mining claim owner may limit or restrict public recreational use of/or public access across claims or portions of claims that are actively used for prospecting, mining, or processing operations where public recreational use of a claim would endanger or materially interfere with legitimate mining pursuits.

40 acres = 1320 ft. x 1320 ft.

These claims have direct, national forest road access, areas for camping, and gold and gems discovered in prospecting.

Driving Directions:
A higher clearance vehicle will be needed for both claim entrances once you are off of 525 where 525 can accommodate any type of vehicle.

About 15 miles west of Sedona.
Take AZ-89A South out of Sedona.
Take a right, north, on National Forest Road 525 also called Loy Butte Road.
Then 2.8 miles north to Forest Road 525C to take a left.
Then .5 miles (1/2 mile) to Forest Road 525A take a left going south.
From beginning of 525A to SGG #8 is about 2 miles.
Then using GPS coordinates below to the claims.
Is about 2 hours north of Phoenix and 15 miles west of Sedona.

You can also enter the claim from the West:
Take Hwy 89A out of Sedona going West for about 16 miles.
To take a right/North onto N. Bill Gray Road where on your left on this road you will see a Catholic Church and cemetery, (N. Bill Gray Rd. is also known as Forest Road 761).
Continue on N. Bill Gray Road where it will fork to the right about .6 miles from 89A, then staying on this road.
To right/East on Forest Road 525A north then northwest to Forest Road 09544R.
then following GPS coordinates further below to the claims.
You are on #8 at the intersection of 525A and 09544R.
Is about 2.5 miles on 525/A to claim #7 and #8.
Higher clearance vehicle is needed on 525A.

The washes on the claims become gold mineralized ground and act as gold catch basins.
These claims are in a very mineralized area, and is great for rock hounds, metal detecting, relic hunting, fossils, gems, and artifacts.
You will also discover gem veins at the base of the mountains and rock formations.

A transfer of ownership is a sale of legal, exclusive ownership of a mining claim site. To be a legally recorded claim, gold and/or gems had to be found on the claim, which was completed by us, as we are the original claim locators.

Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and Pinal County. A Quit Claim deed is the required legal document per the BLM.
Each year, on or before September 1st, you need to file a form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $330. We will supply this form to you. Fees are paid, not due again until Sept. 1, 2020.
There are no taxes on mining claims in Arizona.
You must be a current US citizen with a US address to own a mining claim in the US.
2 names are needed on your deeds.

An unpatented mining claim is a specific parcel of federal land, valuable for a specific mineral deposit or deposits. It is a parcel for which an individual has asserted a legal right of possession and the right to develop and extract a discovered, valuable, mineral deposit. Mining claims are real property that you can buy, sell, or inherit. After proving the existence of valuable minerals on the land, the claim is legally recorded with the Bureau of Land Management, and Yavapai County.

Your 40 acres is the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 28, T17N, R4E, GSRM, known as the Sedona Golden Gem #8 mining claims, in Yavapai County, Arizona.
Claim number: CMC 457063.

Gold always occurs in gravels in the metallic state and when so found has various physical characteristics. Gold is dense and heavy, it has a characteristic metallic color, and it is soft and easily malleable (it is easily formed by hammering). These are the characteristics used by prospectors to identify gold in the field. Placer gold occurs on the claim as small grains derived from gossan formed by weathering, and oxidation of the gold, copper and iron rich veins. Gold also occurs as grains flakes and small nuggets derived from the erosion of mineralized fault zones.
Arizona is one of the highest caliber rockhounding states and receives visitors from all corners of the world in search of Arizona rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils which find themselves scattered across this geologic treasure trove. There's a reason that one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world is held in Arizona.
The Federal Government owns the land.
You are purchasing the mineral rights.
You can legally camp for free, with camper and RV on the whole 120 acres.
A claim owner does not need permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.
Prospect, explore, and camp on the whole 120 acres.
This is not a sharing of a mining claim: Is your exclusive ownership.

TERMS:
To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and address where I would scan and email you a signed contract, and which payment option you choose:

Total price of $3500, that can be paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment,
or $3500, paying $500 per month for 7 months.

Owner financing, No credit check. No interest charged.
You can use the claim as yours while making monthly payments.
Ownership transfer after final monthly payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.

After your final monthly payment, my wife and I will process 2 notarized deeds, transferring our claim ownership over to you, with both the BLM and Yavapai County.

GPS Coordinates:
Sedona Golden Gem #8

NW 34.8327, -111.94944
NE 34.8327, -111.94502
SW 34.82916, -111.94944
SE 34.82916, -111.94502

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Driving Directions

Driving Directions:
A higher clearance vehicle will be needed for both claim entrances once you are off of 525 where 525 can accommodate any type of vehicle.

About 15 miles west of Sedona.
Take AZ-89A South out of Sedona.
Take a right, north, on National Forest Road 525 also called Loy Butte Road.
Then 2.8 miles north to Forest Road 525C to take a left.
Then .5 miles (1/2 mile) to Forest Road 525A take a left going south.
From beginning of 525A to SGG #8 is about 2 miles.
Then using GPS coordinates below to the claims.
Is about 2 hours north of Phoenix and 15 miles west of Sedona.

You can also enter the claim from the West:
Take Hwy 89A out of Sedona going West for about 16 miles.
To take a right/North onto N. Bill Gray Road where on your left on this road you will see a Catholic Church and cemetery, (N. Bill Gray Rd. is also known as Forest Road 761).
Continue on N. Bill Gray Road where it will fork to the right about .6 miles from 89A, then staying on this road.
To right/East on Forest Road 525A north then northwest to Forest Road 09544R.
then following GPS coordinates further below to the claims.
You are on #8 at the intersection of 525A and 09544R.
Is about 2.5 miles on 525/A to claim #7 and #8.
Higher clearance vehicle is needed on 525A.

GPS Coordinates:
Sedona Golden Gem #8

NW 34.8327, -111.94944
NE 34.8327, -111.94502
SW 34.82916, -111.94944
SE 34.82916, -111.94502

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