Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Monarch Rand Gold Mining Claim. This is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The Monarch Rand Gold Mine is located just outside of Barstow, California and has been properly staked and marked at all corners.
All Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. claims are meticulously surveyed, mapped and researched. On site field work is completed by Corey Shuman and Jessica Shuman, nationally recognized Mineral Surveyors with over 36 years of combined experience.
The Monarch-Rand Mine is a historic gold property that has documented production of thousands of ounces of gold, silver and copper. The property covers the major producing workings. The Monarch-Rand Mine operated until roughly 1963 or 64. The mine was closed down amidst low gold and silver pricing. It The mine is a massive old beast which has not been surveyed or mapped for at least 50 years. Multiple foundations on the claim indicate there was a mill, headframe and hoist house at one point in time.
Historically there should be well over 4000' of workings in the mine. There is some footage of the interior workings from 2012 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6220KqWoadw . (note: This footage is not made by Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. and is provided only for reference.)
The adit entrance has been backfilled and the shaft has been grated. This was done by the land manager and will require a bond to access. For more information please contact our offices during normal business hours.
All that remains of the Monarch-Rand Mine camp and mill are foundations. There is substantial room for staging and vehicles. Access is direct from the highway along a county dirt road. The road has some high spots and 4WD is highly recommended.
The Monarch-Rand Mine has produced thousands of dollars in gold bullion. The mine also has extensive reserves noted in many historic documents. These reserves were noted after the closing of the mine in 1964.
The Monarch-Rand is a rich gold property that has not been examined or addressed in over 50 years. This property is not recommended for small miners or individuals. The mine will require a plan of operation to be functional again. This will incur bonds from local land managers. The new owner of the Monarch-Rand Mine will have substantial gold reserves to tap, but it will require some upfront investment. The property is priced to reflect this fact.
History of the Monarch-Rand Mine
California State Mineralogist Report from 1925 states:
The original workings o f the Monarch Rand Mining Company were approximately 1600 feet southeast of the Baltic Shaft . The Monarch Rand Shaft , now known as the Monarch NO. 1, is a 1 1/2 compartment vertical shaft , now 450 feet deep . It is planned to sink ‘ to 700 feet . Stations have been cut at 118 , 168 and 218 feet . One; vein , 34 feet thick , has been found in this shaft which was said to assay $48.00 (2.2 opt), chiefly in gold . This vein which lays on the hanging wall of a quartz latite dike , was cut off on the top, bottom and both ends by faults . 100 tons of ore were taken from the NO. 1 shaft .
From a 1968 report
The Fremont Peak (Gateway) mine, owned by Mrs. W. O. Walker, is located half a mile west of Fremont Peak. The workings are developed along a series of a series of parellel quartz aveins. 1 to 4 feet wide, which strike generally northeast and dip steeply norwest. wall rock is quartz monzonite. Gold, pyrite, and arsenopyrite occur in veins and also along the contact between quartz monzonite and rhyolite dikes. workings consist of a 185-foot shaft inclined 20 N from vertical sunk on an iron-stained quartz vein in quartz monzonite with three levels and about 3,250 feet of drifts and cross cuts. There are also three adits 60 to 200 feet long on the property. Milling equipment consist of an amalgamation mill. The mine is now idle.
1. Dibblee, T. W., Jr, Geology of the Fremont Peak and Opal Mountain Quadrangles, California, 1968
2. Geology and Ore Deposits of the Randsburg Quadrangle California, 1925