The Gold Forest
Larimer County, Colorado
Larimer County, Colorado
•Commodities: Gold, Silver, Copper
• Claim designation: un-patented lode mine
• Size: 20.66
• Location: Larimer County, Colorado
• Nearby city: Fort Collins Colorado
•Financing available with $575 down and monthly payments of $125
•Direct purchase discounts available
Located on the peak of the Manhattan Mining district, the Gold Forest mineral property features multiple inclined mine shafts, surface workings and low-mid grade ore reserves from the early 1900’s.
Stunning views of the nearby mountain ranges and beautiful forests surround the claim.
The primary mine workings consist of two incline drift shafts driven at about 50 degrees into a highly mineralized quartz outcropping.
The drifts appear to extend nearly 300’ into the mountain side based upon the primary mine dump.
Primary and secondary mine spills are available near the shaft portals.
An estimated 2500 tons of visible ore dump is available on the property.
Ore material is heavily mineralized Quartz with auriferous pyrites, Galena and trace base metals.
Overburden and backfill requires removal, in addition to new timbering of the shaft portals for further exploration and sampling of the underground workings.
Maintained dirt roads provide excellent access to this site.
Dual parking and camping areas are available for multiple vehicles or campers.
The secluded area is located within a fifteen minute drive of Red Feather lakes, Colorado and 1 hour from Ft. Collins, Colorado.
A perfect location for the beginning enthusiast up to an established mining company.
(Primary mine dump#1)
(Primary mine dump#1)
(Secondary mine dump #2)
(The primary incline shaft portal rests under several yards of overburden, after rock/soil removal the mine would be accessible for the first time in many years.)
(The secondary shaft is slightly smaller with old head-frame timbers strewn about.
(The overlook parking location on the east portion of the property.
(A small prospect pit rests on the edge of the overlook site)
(Open area for parking on the overlook site)
(Parking area closer to the mine site is located in the center of the property and features ample parking and level staging areas)
The forgotten Gold district of Manhattan Colorado.
During the late 1890’s an optimistic prospector by the name of Zimmerman was determined to find Gold up the Cache la Pourdre canyon.
While the majority of the Gold hungry diggers made there way to famous mining towns such as Idaho Springs, Black Hawk or Denver.
Zimmerman followed what wisdom he could retain from native Indian stories, stories of gold pieces in quartz along the river trails.
As is usually the case with a determined prospector, Zimmerman found that which he searched for.
With a wagon and mules, Zimmerman brought ore specimens from his newly located “Elkhorn Mine” into Fort Collins Colorado.
The mayor and interested residents applauded Zimmerman’s find with quite an uproar.
Some of the small fort residents had high hopes of Fort Collins to become the next big boom town!
Though other long time residents( with deep connections to the growing agricultural infrastructure) quietly discussed their reservations on funding a new gold rush.
The hillsides above the river and many nearby streams slowly rang out with the sound of charges blasting and shovels clanging!
Nearly three-hundred prospectors set up camp by the peak of the district.
A small tent and shanty town became an actual Main Street.
The town had a stable, a large saloon and a brothel.
Many other homes and structures were built along the roadway.
New roads were cut, shafts and adits were being driven into any mineralized outcropping located.
For a brief time, the town was on its way to fame.
Unfortunately the high grade epithermal deposits diminished in grade as the mines were driven deeper into the mountains.
The extreme cost of ore transportation to Denver decimated any mine profits.
Larger mines such as the Elkhorn, Monte Cristo or others employed between thirty and one hundred men. Wages and costs diminished the companies funds.
Slowly, one by one the camp diminished to a few families holding on to the dream.
Shortly after, a large gold vein nearly 18” in diameter was found by aspiring miners!
New life was briefly breathed into the area as new prospectors flooded the hillsides once again.
A stamp mill was built near the river and the town of Pourdre City was constructed to aid the mining effort.
An unfortunate and suspicious occurrence completed the end of the pourdre city settlement, a levy north of the canyon burst and washed away the entire town.
By the 1920’s Manhattan Colorado had been completely abandoned and overtaken by vagrants.
Most structures were burned by the forest service in the 1930’s.
After decades of resting abandoned in the forests of Larimer county, these hidden treasure chests are being opened once again.
As previous metal prices have risen astronomically since the 1930’s, each of these mines hold possible value for today’s market.
Camping is permitted up to 14 consecutive days with out additional notices.
Yearly taxes/fees are maintained by RMP,LLC during financing.
Mining claims are defined as tangible property by law, these historic properties can be mined, sold or transferred at the owners discretion.
Precious metal values will only continue to rise with the heavy demands from the technological and financial sectors.
Gold prices are projected to rise near $2500 per ounce in the final quarter of 2020.
Secure your mineral property today.
“It’s a Gold way to go!”