Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the US Mine Property and Mineral Claim. The US Mine is a 20 acre lode Mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The US Mine is located outside of Jerome, Arizona 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.
This claim should be considered for a small to medium sized mining operation. The ores are rich and in good supply, but will need to be processed in bulk to be profitable. This will require a Notice of Operation, which Gold Rush can assist with.
This mine has an extensive history of production. The mine has been worked on and off. It was worked as an open pit so there are no underground workings. The entire area is littered with copper ore. Historically the US mine was worked for Gold, Copper and Silver. Massive amount of work was done at the site. There is a railroad and stream near the claim. The claim is not too far from the old Bear Railroad station. This was likely where the ore from the US Mine was taken and shipped out via train.
The roads to the claim are in excellent condition. It is a long drive into the claim, nearly 35 miles on dirt roads out of Jerome. The roads are well maintained. A high clearance 2WD will have no issues in dry conditions.
History of the Mines
From a 1942 report:
The freight rate is $1.00 per ton for ore up to $15.00 per ton and a raise of $.25 for each $10 raise in the value of the ore. Smelter rate $2.75 to $3.75 per ton.
The ore seen is on the end and sides of the shaft. 20 feet down the shaft a 4 inch cut was made across both ends and both sides which assayed 3.32 % copper. 26 feet down shaft a sample taken around the shaft as above which assayed 1.47% copper.
32 feet down the shaft a cut was made around the sides and ends which assayed 4.79% copper. Across the bottom both ways, sample assayed 5.65% copper. The owner shipped 25 tons to Clarkdale Smelter which assayed Copper 2.81% SiO2 77.8%, zn .1% .3% S., CaO 1.3% Fe 1.0% Ag .21 oz. Au Trace.
The present work consists of a 5 x 7 vertical shaft 54 feet deep, and this is well timbered to within 10 feet of the bottom. The owner did have another shaft on the property, and from which were some drifts. This shaft and drifts were caved in during a heavy rain storm, so he decided on the new site.