Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Jasper Mine Property. This is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The Jasper Mine is located just outside of Bouse, Arizona and has been properly staked and marked at all corners.
Location and Access:
Plomosa Mining District – La Paz County, Arizona
High clearance 4WD will easily get to the claim site. Surveyors took a full-size Truck to the claim.
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This Jasper Mine consists of multiple mine openings littered all over the claim. The historic name of this mine is actually the Bouse Jasper Hematite. The Surveyors reported substantial jasper and hematite samples on the surface. The mines were originally worked for gold and showed high potential for platinum.
Largest returns will be on the deposits of gold and platinum. There is easy money to be made on the Jasper Mine in samples and stones to be sold to rockhounds. There are thousands of tons of high quality samples of jasper and hematite.
Access to the mines is direct and relatively easy. It does require 4wd and a good bit of clearance for some wash crossings and gulches on the roads in.
This claim is located in sunny Arizona and can be worked year round. There are no resources and the Jasper claim is located in a markedly harsh area of the Arizona desert.
The Northern Plomosa district is located within the Basin and Range Province of southwestern North America. The physiography and structural geology of this region was shaped largely by Cenozoic extension. Notable regional geologic features in western Arizona include large expanses of foliated high-grade metamorphic rocks of variable and commonly obscure protolith. These rocks were generally originally mapped as Precambrian in age owing to their highly deformed nature and metamorphic grade, but have been reinterpreted in recent years based largely on new geochronologic data (Wright and others, 1986; Bryant and Wooden, 1989). The schists are commonly green in color owing to contained chlorite, and they typically have a gently dipping mylonitic fabric which is strongly and consistently lineated with a northeast trend. The metamorphic rocks are commonly bounded above by a low-angle detachment fault which is oriented grossly parallel to the foliation in the footwall metamorphic rocks, and which places relatively unmetamorphosed upper-plate rocks of various ages, in many cases Tertiary, in contact with the lower plate. The upper-plate rocks are commonly, but not invariably, broken up by numerous normal faults which merge into, or are truncated by the underlying detachment fault. The result is a number of distinct tilt blocks which dip generally southwest into the detachment fault. The detachment fault itself is commonly underlain by a thin (< 1 meter) microbreccia ledge.
Only minimal amounts of gold were located during the 1900s. while searching for the gold deposits, the jasper and hematite were piled up as waste rock. In the early 1960s rock collectors began to notice the beauty of the jasper and hematite. This started a bit of a rush on samples of contrasting rock.
Jasper and Hematite pieces are found today in high-end collections and used as jewelry. The claim has Jasper and Hematite samples in abundance, in addition, some of the samples are shot with blue streaks of azurite and possible turquoise. Some samples can be found with galena silver streaks and azurite as well as the deep red from the jasper and the black of the hematite.
Large mine site with an anthill-ed shaft estimated to be 150-200' deep with at least one drift level. The drift level does not intersect with any of the current workings underground and is completely undefined. The shaft was expensive and large. It would have been a gold/platinum operation. Based on waste dump, there are an assumed 1000-1500' of workings underground. The composition of veins and lodes is unknown.
Number of Mines: 1 Large shaft, one short shaft, and 2 short adits. Multiple prospects.
Nearest city with amenities: 9 miles to Bouse, Arizona
Access to the Claim: High clearance 4WD will easily get to the claim site. Surveyors took a full-size Truck to the claim.
Parking and Staging on the claim: Ample parking and staging on the claim. Multiple large flat areas that will hold vehicles and equipment.
Resources: Seasonal water reported
Structures on claim: None
Relics on the claim: None
Federally Registered Mining Claim ID:AMC442194