The Golden Goat Drift Mine.
• Claim designation: un-patented placer
• Size: 20 acres
• Location: Moffat County, Colorado
• Nearby city: Craig Colorado, Colorado
The Golden Goat Drift Mine is set in the historic four mile creek mining district, Moffat county, Colorado.
The entire area has a large abundance of consistent placer deposits in the underlying gravels from the ancient river deposits.
Primary workings include two old caved incline drift mine shafts.
Drift mines were usually heavily timbered for support, as the alluvial sands and gravels are quite unstable.
The mines were driven into the deep gold-rich gravel layers from ancient floods and topographic changes of timberline creek.
An old head-frame foundation and workshop ruin rest near the larger mine shaft.
Multiple graded dump piles are present near the drift mine, all showing good color.
A rare feature is the presence of a steel water well onsite.
The well was tapped into a natural spring and provides a necessary source of water the the mine workings.
The well has visible water at 10’ deep from the head and is prime-able with a small pump.
Seasonal Water(March-through-June) is also present in timberline creek, just adjacent to the workings.
Gold can be found in the surface gravel deposits and then every 5’-15’ below to the blue/orange clay and gravels deposits.
Gold in the area historically ranges between 0.10 -1.00 grams per yard, with richer values in the deeper gravel layers.
Dry washers can be successfully utilized during dry summer months, as an alternative to a wash plant.
Featuring excellent access for most 2WD and any 4X4 vehicles.
Within 45 min of Craig, Colorado.
The Small town offers great food and all amenities.
Gold was first discovered on four mile creek in 1891 by Hugh Morrison, an Aspen prospector in his way to Uinta Mountains.
Satisfied with Au potential, he and George Albert returned early the next spring to locate claims and began sluicing operations on Four-Mile creek.
Shortly thereafter J.G. Edwards and F.A Hinman formed Rock Springs Placer Co. and started operations.
Probable site of the first hydraulic workings in the district.
- Access: Good condition dirt road for most 2wd vehicles and all 4x4 vehicles.
- Underground access: Two inclined shafts.
- Minerals present in the area: Free milling Gold.
- Estimated underground workings: Over 300’ in combined underground workings
- Estimated mine spill: 25-30 yards
Yearly taxes/fees of $165.00 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.
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