Indian Ridge   

    S1/2SW1/4NE1/4 SEC.15  T8N R5W, Gila Salt River Base and Meridian, AZ

AMC439967  20 ACRE unpatented placer gold mining claim  

Location:  About an hour from Phoenix, and just minutes from Wickenburg, AZ, 85390

Route:  From Phoenix, take Rt60 to Rt93 to Scenic Loop Rd(195 mile marker).  Follow for about 3 1/4 miles to Y in road(Rincon Rd) and go right, follow for about 800 feet and make the next right.  Follow to the claim

Access: 2WD

Indian Ridge offers the opportunity for a mixture of prospecting methods and mineral specimen collecting.  As the pictures show, there is sloping ridge that develops into washes and offer locations to metal detecting, drywashing, and run a recirculating sluice.  I've found nice gold and quartz specimens on this claim, along with Malachite, Jasper, and other minerals.  There is a fence that divides that claim.  There is access from both sides if you don't want to climb over or under the fence (which is an option).  A ladder is an option.  This is one of the finer locations I have found for specimens.  

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This claim is located in the Black Hills area about 5 miles directly North of Wickenburg.  There are places near the claim to camp if you want.  It has great access and an interestingly bizarre amount of geologic activity for the amateur geologist to take in, from metamorphic to volcanic events and more.  The dirt in this area has less iron  and clay in it, which tends to make it easier to drywash.  Wet washing is easier because there is less clay to thicken the water.  Also noted is much more caliche, which acts as a barrier to keep gold from dropping further toward bedrock.  As you will see in a picture toward the bottom, caliche traps the gold so nuggets are often found near the surface on top of the caliche.  We did bring in a geologist that confirmed the presence of gold bearing quartz in the area trending from the Black Hills west at about 272 degrees.  We have been exploring this area for nearly 10 years and always come up with some awesome specimens of gold and other minerals.  In addition to gold, .......... jasper, agate, green tourmaline, black tourmaline, topaz, garnet, epidot, and other minerals are pretty common in this area.  

All corners are staked with white 5' tall PVC pipe and aluminum tag with claim name and which corner it is stamped in the tag

These images were all taken West of the fence

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GPS Corner Coordinates

You can COPY & PASTE these coordinates into Google Earth for your own view of the claim.

NW CORNER N34.03790 W112.76326

SW CORNER N34.03609 W112.76326

SE CORNER N34.03609 W112.75890

NE CORNER N34.03790 W112.75890




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NOTE:  3D models, renderings, and satellite images do NOT always precisely depict the exact boundaries of the claim.  They are generally close, but when accuracy counts, walk the ground with a GPS.