N1/2 NE1/4 SW1/4 SEC. 11 T8N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AZ105818781 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located in Wickenburg, AZ
Gold Day 1 is located just Northwest of the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg off Scenic Loop Road & Rincon Road. It contains two unique and impressive washes that have a lot of interesting places to dig. There are areas of exposed caliche, black sands, and naturally dammed up areas in the washes. The Southern wash is 1,000 feet long, and the Northern wash is over 700 feet long. A 4WD vehicle is recommended to access this claim. There are areas to park on the side of the road, along with a place within the claim boundaries to turn around. This claim makes for a great time with drywashing, recirculating sluice, and metal detecting. Gold Day 1 is located in the Black Hills area about 5 miles directly North of Wickenburg. There are places near the claim to camp if you want. It has good access and an interestingly bizarre amount of geologic activity for the amateur geologist to take in, from metamorphic to volcanic events and more. The dirt in this area has less iron and clay in it, which tends to make it easier to drywash. Wet washing is easier because there is less clay to thicken the water. Also noted is much more caliche, which acts as a barrier to keep gold from dropping further toward bedrock. We did bring in a geologist that confirmed the presence of gold bearing quartz in the area trending from the Black Hills west at about 272 degrees. We have been exploring this area for nearly 14 years and always come up with some awesome specimens of gold and other minerals. In addition to gold: jasper, agate, green tourmaline, black tourmaline, topaz, garnet, epidot, and other minerals are pretty common in this area.
GPS Corner Coordinates
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NW CORNER N34.05052 W112.75012
SW CORNER N34.04872 W112.75012
SE CORNER N34.04872 W112.74575
NE CORNER N34.05052 W112.74575
All corners are staked with white 5' tall PVC pipe and aluminum tag with claim name and which corner it is stamped in the tag.