S1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 SEC. 11 T8N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AMC462851 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located in Wickenburg, AZ
New Horizons is a gorgeous claim located right off of Rincon Road in Wickenburg. There are several places to park along the road with very easy access into the wash down on the East end of the claim. There is over 1,500 feet of dry wash on the North side of the road and around 300 feet of dry wash on the South side of the road. There are several wider deep bends in the Northern wash that reveal nice gravel benches. The majority of the wash is narrower and concentrated with some great dammed up areas, gravels, diverse rock specimens, bends in the wash, and tons of black sands.
This claim could potentially be great for a small mining operation.
New Horizons 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. 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 14 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.
GPS Corner Coordinates
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NW CORNER N34.04513 W112.75452
SW CORNER N34.04332 W112.75452
SE CORNER N34.04332 W112.75012
NE CORNER N34.04513 W112.75012
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.