The PJR group of mines comprises six unpatented lode claims, encompassing a total area of 121.14 acres within the boundaries of the Prescott National Forest. These claims present a substantial and promising land package situated in the Thumb Butte mining district. They provide abundant opportunities for exploration and mining activities, attracting the attention of individuals and organizations seeking to tap into the mineral resources and embrace the storied mining heritage of the region. Furthermore, the convenient access from the main road enhances the appeal and accessibility of the PJR group of mines, streamlining transportation and facilitating smooth operations for mining endeavors in the area.
We possess a comprehensive historical report, which we are prepared to share with individuals who demonstrate a sincere interest in exploring the details of this mining property.
Our current focus revolves around the main vein, characterized by a surface width of approximately 8 to 12 inches. Notably, larger pieces of quartz are scattered throughout the surrounding tailing piles, suggesting a potential widening of the vein at greater depths. Presently, we are extracting over one ounce of precious metal per ton from this vein, without processing the sulfides. However, by implementing appropriate processing techniques, we anticipate the possibility of achieving a higher yield of at least 2 ounces per ton.
To the east of the main vein, we suspect the existence of a parallel vein. However, our attempts to reopen the portal leading to this vein have been unsuccessful in locating the quartz vein that was previously mined by the old-timers. Historical records indicate that they were able to recover approximately 3 ounces of gold per ton from this excavation, using an Arrastra—a primitive gold processing method.
Slightly to the left and uphill, we encounter a trench. Beneath this trench, we made a remarkable discovery—a pile of quartz containing exceptional specimens of gold and quartz, which were detected using metal detectors, as showcased in the accompanying video. Reports from the early 1900’s suggest the presence of a perpendicular vein intersecting the main vein, yielding an average of 3 ounces of gold per ton. Our hypothesis is that the trench where we found the gold and quartz specimens corresponds to this perpendicular vein mentioned in the historical accounts. Reopening this vein and resuming work from where the old-timers left off could yield pleasant surprises. Although accessing this zone would require manual labor, submitting a well-defined “plan of operation” to the forestry department may potentially allow the utilization of heavy machinery.
Northeast of these excavation sites lies another dig, likely positioned on the same main vein from which we are currently extracting over one ounce of gold per ton. According to records, this specific dig reached a depth of 240 feet, with reports indicating that the vein expanded to a width of 4 feet. Unfortunately, this dig has completely collapsed, leaving us to speculate on its alignment with the location described in our extensive research on this property.
Continuing further northeast, we encounter a few smaller excavation sites, one of which yielded an exceptional gold and quartz specimen in its waste pile. Although we have yet to excavate and uncover the source vein for this find, we highly recommend further exploration in this area. Moving in the northeastern direction, we reach a more substantial mining operation. This area features a sizable excavation with cement foundations, displaying evidence of prior mining activities. We believe this operation is also situated on the main vein, as indicated by the scattered quartz deposits surrounding the dig, known to contain free-milling gold. East of this dig, there is another trench believed to be a second parallel vein to the main one. While production figures are unknown, we have discovered free-milling gold in the quartz discarded by the old-timers from this trench. We strongly encourage further exploration of this trench.
Above these dig sites and further northeast, we come across a couple of smaller yet intriguing excavations that likely tap into the same main vein.
Along the main access trail down the hill, there is another substantial dig, exhibiting a pile of quartz outside its collapsed portal. Through the use of metal detectors, we have uncovered gold and quartz specimens within the quartz piles left behind by the old-timers.
Descending from there, we encounter another dig that appears to tunnel into a specific vein, the source of the aforementioned quartz. Unfortunately, we have not yet discovered the precise location of the vein from which this quartz originates. It is believed to be buried beneath the collapsed rubble.
Moving east from the main vein, we encounter numerous other excavation sites and mining operations. Among them, one site features an extensively trenched quartz vein in close proximity. Additionally, we have observed two outcropping veins, with evidence of mining activities conducted beneath them. One of these veins is associated with a substantial mine, where the quartz vein is visible and estimated to be approximately 6 to 8 inches wide. Collecting samples directly from this vein revealed free-milling gold. Although this tunnel has collapsed, it may be relatively easier to reopen with manual labor.
Located at a significant distance above this area is another substantial mine, housing an unknown quantity of quartz in piles. While providing an exact estimate is challenging, considering the abundance of quartz across all these claims, it is safe to assume that a substantial amount, roughly ranging from 20 to 50 tons of quartz, is readily available for processing.
It is essential to note that the reports from the 1900’s mention the recovery of a small amount of silver, along with a substantial quantity of copper. We firmly believe that these claims hold exceptional potential, and those who invest their efforts and dedication into this endeavor will reap the rewards of their hard work.
You are purchasing (6) six lode gold mining claim, Owned by a MineData Customer. This purchase is for all interest in the claim. The claim have been examined and documented by professional mineral field surveyors. They have verified the information and potential mineral content of the site. The claim is as represented and documented above. All (6) six lode claim total 121.14 acres. These claims have been verified and recorded with the Arizona BLM and Yavapai county recorders office. For more information on this, please contact the Arizona BLM on their website. These mining claims gives the owner full control of the minerals and ownership of all minerals and gems on the claim for as long as the purchaser maintains ownership. Ownership is retained by annual maintenance assessments of $165 per claim or by the Small miner paperwork when you have 10 or fewer claims in a year, plus a small recording fee to the BLM and the County Recorders office. These fees are per claim, per year. This claim has been paid in full until September 1st of 2023.
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PJR Group of Mines
PJR Group of Mines