Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Walker Gold Mining Claim. This is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The claim is located just outside of Twin Bridges, Montana and has been properly staked and marked at all corners. All Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. claims have been meticulously surveyed, mapped and researched. Field work is completed by our own experienced, well versed Mine Survey Team.
The Walker is a documented gold mine. There are two mine camps and a series of mines on the claim. The mines are cut on two different trends. The trends consist of quartz, gold and pyrites.
The lower mines show evidence of a headframe and a double compartment shaft with a short adit cut in for shipping. There are some remnants of track and rail ties as well as a clear 4WD road that runs directly to the mines. The upper mines are positioned just above a small, year round spring which is a part of the mining claim. These mines are more developed and accessed by an adit with a partially collapsed entrance. The entrance will need to be cleared to be safely accessed, but the mine drift and workings are clear and stable with no slough inside. The upper mines consist of a series of 3 open stopes that are cut off of the main adit. The mines also explore a series of quartz trends that contain free milling gold and some pyrites.
The claims can be accessed with a high clearance 4WD, required for some deep ruts that have occurred from seasonal runoffs. The claims are set on a hillside above the valley of Twin Bridges. The claim has been historically mined for gold. This claim has been historically called the Walker according to MRDS and is a registered gold producer.
History of the Mines
This mine resides in the Dry and Wet Georgia Gulches Sub-district. The two gulches in this district are located four and five miles due east of Twin Bridges. The gulches were the scene of the first mining in the Tidal Wave district. The Tidal Wave mine, on the ridge between Dry Georgia and Goodrich gulches, was first located in the 1860s. The Highridge (or High Ridge) mine on the southwest side of the mountains between Dry and Wet Georgia gulches was active in the 1880s and was a steady producer from the 1890s to 1910s. In the Buckeye group in Dry Georgia Gulch gold ore occurs in gneiss just below its contact with limestone. Other mines in the sub-district active around 1914 include the Democrat, the Empire and Bay State, Keynote, Ella and Argenta. The most important producers in the Dry Georgia Gulch from 1900 to 1920 include the High Ridge, the Sunflower, and the Corncracker. In Wet Georgia Gulch the most important mines in the first two decades of the Twentieth century include the Ella, Dullea, Lone Star and Argenta. The High Ridge was once again prominent in the 1930s.