S1/2 SW1/4 NE1/4 SEC. 34 T10N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AMC462238 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located in Congress, AZ
Hidden Treasure is a 20 Acre Placer mining claim located between Congress and Stanton, Arizona off of Stanton Road. There is exposed granite bedrock in several areas of the main wash along with good gravels to dig throughout. It is rare to find an area with such convenient access to exposed bedrock. There is also a mine shaft with a dramatic quartz vein in the center of the claim just west of the road that runs North-South through the claim (red line on maps).
There are two roads that allow access to the claim: A road coming in from the East off of '5 Rocks' road, and another trail coming up North into the claim from Stanton Road just 50 feet or so West of '5 Rocks' road.
'5 Rocks' Road that is referred to in the directions is an unmarked trail off of Stanton Road about 4 miles down on the North side of the road. The reason it's called '5 Rocks' is because at the turnoff for it there are 5 boulders stacked in a pile: 4 on the ground and 1 on top in the center of the pile. It will take you to the claim but the trail about 20 feet West of '5 Rocks' on Stanton Road is much easier to drive and more straight-forward to the claim.
GPS Corner Coordinates
You can COPY& PASTE these coordinates into Google Earth for your own view of the claim.
NW CORNER N34.16726 W112.76290
SW CORNER N34.16545 W112.76290
SE CORNER N34.16545 W112.75852
NE CORNER N34.16726 W112.75852
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.