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Arizona Breakwater Gold 002 Placer

20.00 Unpatented Gold Placer Claim For Sale

Mine Details

Location: Arizona, USA
Commodities: Gold
Available Terms: For Sale
Price: 7,500 USD


Precision Surveyed to 3cm accuracy, large continuous exposed bedrock features, intermittent water flow, and fine to large gold sizes.

Exposed bedrock with crack and multiple false bedrock layers, numerous mineralized vein structures running thru the claim. Significant quartz and mineralized float found in the wash. Just downstream of past producing Au/Cu lode mine.

Location and Access

Maricopa County, Arizona
Cave Creek Mining District
45 minutes North/Northeast of Phoenix.

Pickup Truck/ATV accessible via dirt BLM road system. The claim is just a short distance west from the main N Horseshoe Dam RD. From the main RD there is an unnamed dirt spur trail of less than 1 mile in length that leads directly to the claim. High clearance 4WD or an ATV is recommended to access the claim.

From Phoenix the claim is approximately 40 minutes North/Northeast with a well established road system leading to the entrance of the spur trail.


Located just 45 minutes from Phoenix, the Arizona Breakwater Gold 002 Placer Claim is a 20.00 acre Federal Unpatented Mining claim located just downstream of a Gold & Copper producing lode vein. Featuring one main stream channel running thru the claim bearing alluvial gold.

High quality bedrock outcrops are exposed throughout most of the wash with minimal overburden. There is an active waterfall on the claim with plunge pool located beneath. Due to the large amount of bedrock present on the claim there is a significant amount of cracks within the bedrock that are ideal for gold crevicing. Water was flowing at the time of survey, although due to the intermittent nature of the stream dry washing and metal detecting will be necessary for the majority of the year.

This claim is well suited to metal detecting and dry washing. This claim can be worked year round due to the temperate weather. The amount of bedrock exposed creates a really fun environment to metal detect the cracks and crevices within the bedrock formation and I have found on this claim that cleaning the bedrock cracks out and running that material thru a dry washer produced quality fine gold results with minimal amount of overburden needing to be moved.


The area surrounding the claim is known for Au/Cu with different clays to the East and gold & Uranium to the north. Gold has been developed in quartz veins running upstream of the claim and within lenses containing gold values thru the claim.
The gold originating from the main wash along Willow Spring has traveled a significant way leading to more rounded and smaller gold. The gold that originating from the second wash containing the most bedrock and least amount of overburden is fairly coarse gold as the original vein structure is very close.

The Tonto National Forest has produced a variety of minerals on a commercial level since the late 1800's. Gold is not found everywhere throughout the greater forest ecosystem, but rather comes in the form of small vein structures (1,500') or less in length and additional small secondary vein structures and lenses. Typically, the vein structures are steeply dipping and highly mineralized at the surface.
This claim is just directly downstream to the above mentioned vein structures giving the end buyer the best chance for success.


There is no known commercial placering operations on this claim. The main vein structure that eroded the alluvial gold into this claim was mined for primarily Au & Cu, with other associated base metals of Fe, Mg and small amounts of Ag. The mineralization occurs in steeply dipping Quartz faults and was mined via open cuts and shafts just upstream of this claim. The previous lode claim operations were named the Horseshoe Dam & Copper Ledge. Both were developed in the early 30's and 40's.

By not having commercial placer operations present on these claims in the past leads to untapped alluvial gold deposits, providing a unique chance for buyers from around the greater Phoenix area to have a quality gold placer claim close to home. Due to the lack of flowing water and smaller bands of mineralization large scale placer operations were never started as there were other areas that did have water in the area that attracted the attention away from this claim for large scale operations.

Additional Information

Purchase outright for 7,500 USD or finance in house with 3,000 USD down and 207.13 USD per month for 24 months. No credit checks, hidden fees, or early pre-payment penalties.

AZ# 105822255
20.00 Acre Unpatented Federal Placer Mining Claim.
Not Zoned For Residential Structures.

What Is Included In The Purchase:
Quit Claim Deed
Google Earth Map
Waterproof 24X36 hardcopy 1:24,000 Map
Corner & Discovery Point GPS Coordinates
2 Hours of Free Complimentary Consulting
Certificate of Location Copy


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