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Desert Queen Placer
Placer Mining Claim

±100 Acres

BLM AMC #406402
La Paz County Records #2014-000385

$250,000 or

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Our 100-acre Desert Queen Placer placer mining claim is located a few miles southeast of Quartzsite in the upper reaches of the Plomosa Wash. Tailing piles, an old mining tunnel and small digs dot the claim, giving rise to the richness of the alluvial gravels.

Some of the amenities are:

  • All placer deposits within a 6-mile radius are claimed.
  • 4wd access.
  • Local alluvium on bedrock.
  • Abundant, thick older alluvial deposits.
  • Mining level: Recreational to production.
  • Trommel wash plant opportunities!
  • Quiet and safe area; very beautiful.
  • Nearest town is Quartzsite. Food, lodging and gasoline facilities available!

The Desert Queen Placer claim is located within the Basin and Range Geomorphologic Province, which comprises the southwestern third of the State of Arizona. The region is characterized by linear mountain ranges separated by downthrown, alluvium-filled basins. In southern Arizona, a "belt" of Precambrian metamorphic rocks (“core complex") ranges forms a transition zone between the younger, predominantly volcanic desert mountains of the south and the folded and faulted highlands of central Arizona. The Plomosa Mountains rise up just west of the Bouse Hills to the north and extend for tens of miles southward. The Plomosa Mountains form the eastern wall of the La Posa Plain for nearly its entire length. The northern half of the Plomosa Mountains is predominantly composed of Mesozoic sandstone, shale, conglomerate, and limestone. Slightly younger Cretaceous to early-Tertiary sediments crop out along the northernmost point of the range, and small outcrops of ancient Precambrian gneiss also occur in the area. Mesozoic-age (?) intrusive rocks, chiefly granites, intrude the pre-Tertiary rocks and is believe to the source for much of the gold in the Plomosa Mountains. Mid to late Tertiary volcanic rocks, predominately basalt and andesitic-basalt, cap many of the ranges in western Arizona, including parts of the Plomosa Mountains.

The alluvial placer gravels on the property consist of schist, granite, and volcanic rocks derived from the Plomosa Mountains to the east. The schist exposures in the Plomosa Mountains contain gold-bearing quartz veins and stringers, and probably were a significant source of the placer gold deposits.

There are several outcrops of exposed quartz veins similar to exposures which host gold mines in the region. These occurrences are geologically important because they are the host rocks of numerous prolific vein-controlled gold mines in Arizona. The property contains underlying gold placer gravels located within the Plomosa Wash that drains the Plomosa Mountains. This location of the drainage obtains alluvial material from the area of the Desert Queen Mine, a historic gold mine that is located on the property. There are many drainages that show thick and abundant alluvial gravel deposits derived from the Plomosa Mountains. The alluvial gravel deposits extend for miles west of the Plomosa Mountains, and the Desert Queen Placer property overlies the Plomosa Wash that receives material derived from weathering of the Plomosa Mountains.

Local Geology

The western margin of the Plomosa Mountains is blanketed by alluvial fans. As the La Posa basin dropped down and the Plomosa Mountains were raised, the alluvium attained substantial thicknesses. Closer to the range front, the washes spread out across the alluvial fan apron, depositing a relatively even thickness of material. The Desert Queen Placer claim is located at the mouth of the Plomosa Wash and is nearly completely comprised of alluvium. Varying thicknesses of alluvium are expected as the alluvial fan complex aggraded and buried the bedrock along the range front. Because of the gold-bearing deposits in the Plomosa Wash drainage, these alluvial deposits are auriferous.

Reconnaissance has shown bedrock is at the surface or is near-surface in the wash.

As is typical of desert environments, a prominent caliché layer resides at the bedrock-alluvium contact. In some cases, intra-stratified caliché deposits have been observed in other nearby mine workings and are expected on the Desert Queen Placer claim. The intra-stratified caliché deposits are generally confined to specific layers that have origins with pale-soils or groundwater conditions and tend to be laterally lenticular and discontinuous for any length of the fan complex.

Groundwater is available for water supply requirements related to the placer gravel processing operations. Only present during seasonal storms, surface water flows within the numerous dry drainages in the area. Water wells can be sited within locations of thick alluvial gravels to pump water from the underlying water table unconfined aquifer. Wells can also be sited along fracture zones and inersections of fractures to obtain water from fractured bedrock confined aquifers.

Claim Georeferences

E 1/2, NW 1/4
Sec. 10
T 3N
R 18W
E 1/2, NW 1/4, NW 1/4
Sec. 10
T 3N
R 18W

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Estimated GPS Coordinates:
Please adjust GPS to the following Datum & Coordinate display:
Datum: NAD27
Coordinates: Decimal Degrees

NE corner:
33.62392° N
114.10362° W
2241 ft.
SE corner:
33.61677° N
114.10375° W
2225 ft.
SW corner:
33.61675° N
114.10805° W
2317 ft.
Center corner:
33.62033° N
114.10805° W
1955 ft.
W corner:
33.62033° N
114.11023° W
2061 ft.
NW corner:
33.62400° N
114.11032° W
1955 ft.

Standard Information

The Location Notice for the Desert Queen Placer placer mining claim has been recorded at the La Paz County Recorder's Office (see registered number above) and the Bureau of Land Management. It is a non-patented federal mining claim. Fees are current for 2015 and you will need to file appropriate paperwork to hold the property every year thereafter.

BLM Fees & Advanced Geologic Transfer Fees

Upon payment, the mineral claim will be transferred via a notarized Quitclaim notice filed in your name with La Paz County and the BLM. Limited payment terms and conditions are available; information available on request.

Advanced Geologic has an exceptional automatic claim notice filing system that will maintain your annual filings for any claim in the United States. Advanced Geologic reminds you that you MUST file annual notices with both the county in which the claim is located AND with the Bureau of Land Management by the appropriate dates. There are NO exceptions and errors will lead to the loss of your claim! Are your claims filed correctly?

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