W1/2 NE1/4 SW1/4 SEC. 15 T8N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AMC458840 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located in Wickenburg, AZ
The Sundance mining claim encompasses a developing wash with regular erosion exposing new minerals. Access is good with a Jeep or truck via two trails to the claim, making it easy to get around. This claim makes for a great time with drywashing, recirculating sluice, and metal detecting. Sundance 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 the pictures, 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 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
You can COPY& PASTE these coordinates into Google Earth for your own view of the claim.
NW CORNER N34.03609 W112.76763
SW CORNER N34.03247 W112.76763
SE CORNER N34.03247 W112.76545
NE CORNER N34.03609 W112.76545
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.