Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Historic Culverwell Gold Mining Claim. This is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The claim is located just outside of Caliente, Nevada and has been properly staked and marked at all corners. All Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. claims have been meticulously surveyed, mapped and researched. Field work is completed by our own experienced, well versed Mine Survey Team.
There are very few claims that are able to stay off the grid and not be molested and disturbed by the general public. The Culverwell is one of those rare examples of a historic mining camp that has been operating for nearly 100 years before it was abandoned. The mine was located on a wire gold outcrop and as late as 1982 it produced gold at an average of 1.44 OPT. There are USBM reports of wire gold on quartz coming from the mines. Wire gold is often more valuable as a sample than the actual gold weight and can sell for up to 8x the spot price of gold. It’s that rare.
The Culverwell is an extremely valuable Nevada Gold Mining property because of the extensive infrastructure. The claim has a large mine camp on it, this camp consists of a water heated home, a workshop, an outdoor bath and lavatory. In addition to all of that there is a 25,000 (est) gallon cistern on the property and a series of garage/carports. Enough to shelter 4 vehicles and or equipment. There is also a chicken coop for those of you ready to live completely off the grid. It would require a Notice of Operation to occupy the claim full time, a bit of paperwork but it would also allow the claimant to gate the road and restrict access. Something that would be wise with the gold values that are noted from the mines on the claim.
There is excellent road access to the claim and the mines. All you need is any standard 4WD. There is a rocky incline as you start the drive up to the camp that will shred street tires, so make sure you put some good shoes on that 4WD.
This claim is a stellar site and one of only a handful that exist like this. The infrastructure is invaluable and would cost millions in permits today, however, the fact that a mine producing documented wire gold and at a good rate is astonishing. This mine could ideally be worked by a few small miners with a Notice of Operation. Occupying and cleaning up the camp while pulling out the wire gold from the stable and intact mines.
Overview of the Mines
The Culverwell mines are a series of workings exploring a trend of wire gold on quartz that is noted in several documents. The gold from this site, when processed in bulk assayed an average of 1.44 OPT in Gold. At current there is a single adit that is open. It is gated by a massive old iron gate that is simply beautiful. The mine appears to be a haulage tunnel for the first few hundred feet before taking a turn and opening into a large stope. The stope breaks off in several directions, one declining drift has been backfilled and would need some work to re-open. There is also a winze in the stope that leads down about 40-50 into another series of drifts. Air was good throughout and readings were steady on the 4Gas meter. The mine is stable and cut into hard rock. There were no areas of concern or potential cave ins.
Beautiful old claim, nearly undisturbed. Heavy machinery has been removed long ago. Gold on quartz appears to be the main export. Lots of tailings, 20k tons or more, showing some gold and quartz, likely some silver and lead as well. 3 entrances are collapsed and would need to be excavated. This would likely take a few days each for 1 man to clear.