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Yellow Breast Mine Property Overview
20 Acre Lode Claim Gila Bend Mountains District

Yuma County, Arizona

Contact Gold Rush Expeditions
Use code JRM1003 for a 10% discount.
Ph: 385-218-2138

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Yellow Breast Mine Property. The Yellow Breast Mine is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The property is located outside of Phoenix, 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.

The Yellow Breast Mine Claim is located in the low hills of the Gila Bend Mountains. A range well documented for native gold deposits and large nuggets. In addition to the main workings, there are other interesting outcroppings on the claim that show copper and flake gold.

Parking and staging at the Yellow Breast Mine will be limited due to the location of the mine and will be on various flats on the hillside.

An interesting note, given the ease of access, is that there is no foot traffic or vehicle traffic around the Yellow Breast mine. This may be due to high temperatures in the area or just a complete lack of knowledge of the site.

The mine is cut straight into a Middle Miocene to Oligocene aphanitic (larger crystals in a matrix of smaller crystals) andesite dike flanked by breccia, talus, and a wide sheared, alteration zone. The heavily foliated, calcareous schist unit underlies and in some places is cut by the andesites and is reported to host gold-bearing quartz veins (reports of a 2.5 ft wide veining striking ENE with a dip of 50 degrees). Quartz veins are described as irregular lenses of quartz with alternating streaks of black iron oxide several inches thick. Other minerals include galena (partially altered to anglesite), cerussite, pale-green crystalline fluorite, and small amounts of wulfenite and yellow lead oxide within fractures. Wall rocks contain considerable sericite, quartz, and chlorite. Native gold is reported in quartz lenses and veins with heavy iron oxidation.

The mine is recommended for small mining operators or companies. There will likely be some bonding needed for some road clearing and shoring up the entrances of the mine for commercial scale extraction.

History of the Yellow Breast Mine
From a 1933 report
The Yellow Breast Mine is about 3/4 mile northeast of the Bill Taft workings. Here, a gravel-mantled pediment locally exposes calcareous schist that strikes S. 30 degrees W., dips nearly 90 degrees, and is marked with chert bands up to 1/4 inch wide. A fault zone that strikes and dips with the schist contains a vein, about five feet wide, of brecciated, iron-stained, dull-brown quartz. Two vertical shafts, about 45 feet deep, show that this vein contains a few irregular bunches of galena, partly altered to anglesite and cerussite, in a gangue of pale-green crystalline fluorite. A little wulfenite and yellow lead oxide occur within fractures and small cavities in the quartz. There is native gold visible in some quartz lenses, also smaller amounts in the veins. [1]

1. Wilson, Eldred D, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County Arizona, 1933

Asking Price: $6,999

Contact: Gold Rush Expeditions
Use code JRM1003 for a 10% discount.
Ph: 385-218-2138