W1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 SEC. 25 T10N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AMC436793 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located between Yarnell & Stanton on Mina Road (Old Stage Road), Arizona
Gold Water is on the West side of Rich Hill. Gold Water has a spring fed creek that flows through it, known as Antelope Creek. It is part of the Laurella Mine Complex. It has a tunnel driven to an unknown depth and a prospect about 10 feet deep 213 feet southeast of the tunnel. It historically assayed at .5 - 3.85 oz gold per ton. Ore body is comprised of quartz, pyrite, and chalcopyrite in North-South vertical Yavapai Schist. Most veins in this area produce about 1 1/2 oz of gold per ton. It has outcroppings of unexplored gold bearing quartz veins in metamorphic schist. It has an excellent camp site with mature trees for shade during the day. Most of the time you can dredge or high bank the creek. There is 250 feet of creek with medium to large boulders. There are other washes on the claim. Some of the surrounding claims have been commercially placer mined at one time or another Which is a great indicator that gold has been found here in the past. This is one of the most diverse claims I've seen with seasonal running water. You can dredge, highbank, drywash, hardrock and metal detect, all on the same claim. This might make a nice placer operation site. The creek flows about 6 months out of the year. To find a claim with water is very rare in this area.
We have compiled a fairly extensive history in the link below.
GPS Corner Coordinates
You can COPY& PASTE these coordinates into Google Earth for your own view of the claim.
NW CORNER N34.19082 W112.72360
SW CORNER N34.18719 W112.72360
SE CORNER N34.18719 W112.72142
NE CORNER N34.19082 W112.72142
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.