N1/2 NW1/4 SW1/4 SEC. 11 T8N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AZ105794862 Unpatented 20 Acres
Located in Wickenburg, AZ
Gold Digger has two separate washes around 500ft long each that have plenty of bends, naturally dammed areas in the washes, and a huge variety of rock specimens. There are areas with exposed caliche bedrock as well. This claim makes for a great time with drywashing, recirculating sluice, and metal detecting. Gold Digger 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 N34.05053 W112.75448
SW CORNER N34.04872 W112.75448
SE CORNER N34.04872 W112.75012
NE CORNER N34.05053 W112.75012
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.