N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 SEC. 15 T8N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AMC462852 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located in Wickenburg, AZ
Wanderer is a great claim for casual prospecting with a gorgeous view of the Black Hills and Box Canyon. With around 500 feet of dry wash to prospect, there are many memories to be made on the claim for years to come. There are several sharp bends in the wash with deep cuts in the earth revealing some really nice gravel benches and caliche. There are also plenty of areas where the rocks have been dammed up as the wash trails down, making good natural traps for gold.
Access is fairly good with a road running through the claim with a short walk down the wash just East of the road.
Wanderer 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 good 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 N34.04333 W112.75890
SW CORNER N34.04151 W112.75890
SE CORNER N34.04151 W112.75452
NE CORNER N34.04333 W112.75452
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.