Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Black Mountain Property. This is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The property is located just outside of Bouse, Arizona 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.
This is a large and remote site outside of Bouse, Arizona. Surveyors observed that the site was mined for barite with fluorite/fluorine as a byproduct. Oxidized fluorite/fluorine was seen all over the claim site. Barite crystals were noted but not in the abundance of the fluorite. There are various cuts and pits but the main workings are centered on a pair of deep cut stopes that venture deep underground. There is muck and some trash that will need to be cleared before the lower levels can be accessed. There is a well nearby that could be used in order to collect water. This is a desolate desert type landscape so claimant should expect to pack in all food, water, and resources.
The minerals found on site are valuable for industrial purposes and are well mapped. The minerals also have high value as specimens for collectors. As such, the mine could be worked on a casual use basis, extracting specimens for sale, or it could be a larger commercial type of site providing barite for industrial purposes.
History of the Mines
From 1957 reports:
Townsend barite property is between Bouse and Planet – pink barite.
Mr. Townsend reports that his barite property is leased and optioned to a Globe Company, Minerals, Inc., which has an iron mine and mill at Globe. Down payment has been made .
Mr. Gemmill reported that 50 holes had been drilled -1/4 mill ion tons developed and they infer over 20,000,000 tons in reserve. 4.2 and 4.3 gravity.
They have been explored and developed by at least 500 linear of opencuts with a maximum depth of 25 ft. several 8 to lO-ft. shafts, and some bulldozer stripping. No work was being done at time of visit. Production is said to have been 2,500 tons of milling ore by National-Lead Co. In 1938.
Went to Dan Patch’s place. He said Mt. States Dev. Co. hadn’t done the drilling that was anticipated on his Black Mt. barite deposit about 4 miles north of Bouse.
Charles Ellis, Phoenix, volunteered the information that he dozed 5 drill locations for Cathay Mining Company near the Southern Cross on Dan Patch’s Cu claims. He said they drilled the 5 holes from 100 to 300 feet deep and are returning to drill another 1000 ft. deep. The drill rig they had rented for the first 5 holes broke down.
Dan Patch, owner of the Black Mountain barite and fluorspar property 4 miles north of Bouse, reports that Mountain States Exploration and Development Company drilled 28 holes of various depths on his property.
He said the property has 250,000 tons of barite proven by drilling and an indicated 750,000 tons. He feels the deposit is “semibedded”.
Reference: 1. Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources File Data: Black Mountain Group