The Fortuna Mine is a historic claim located in the Fitting District of Nevada. It is a shaft with an incredible view on the top of a hill. The readings show about 200 ft. of depth, and has man doors at about every 30 ft. There is a ladder that goes all the way down to the shaft, and is fully collared with only a few repairs needed. The tipple on side, which was used to draw up the ore is no longer functional, but still on site. To access the Fortuna Mine, we would recommend 4WD since the last 2,000 ft. leading up to the claim are a bit steep and rocky considering that the road has not been maintained in what seems to be a decade.
Buyer will receive the following with their completed transaction:
- Quitclaim deed showing full ownership of the claim. This will be stamped, recorded and verified with the County and the BLM offices.
- Welcome packet with all of the rules and regulations as they relate to the State and BLM where the claim is located.
- Educational documents to annually renew your mining claim with the BLM.
- A CD of all of the documented images of the claim including maps of the site.
- Map of claim marked and GPS coordinates.
- Multiple maps showing claim location and surrounding areas for access.
** Camping and RV Parks are not too far away from the claim **
Samples were collected from the claim, and will be given to the buyer
Below are microscope images of the samples.
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Silver-gold ore was discovered here in 1882, and in the early days several millions of dollars worth of ore was produced from the principal mine, the Garfield. In later years, the Mabel mine has been an important producer. Early production of the district is estimated at several million dollars in combined metals (Vanderburg, 1937b, p. 33). Production of gold from 1903 through 1957 was 4,933 ounces. Total gold production of the district through 1959 was probably between 10,000 and 50,000 ounces. The ore deposits are in quartz veins in volcanic rocks of the Excelsior Formation of Triassic and possible Permian ages and limestone of the Luning Formation of Triassic age (Ross, 1961, p. 82).
Past producers in this area include:
Garfield Mine: Primary: "Garfield Mine"
Secondary: "Eldorado Mining Co."
Secondary: "Great Western Atherton"
Secondary: "Bluelight Nbmg # 3591 #3592 #3593"
District: Garfield District
Elevation: 7,402 feet (2,256 meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Secondary: Lead, Gold
Lat, Long: 38.46667, -118.33333
Discovered in 1882, this type of mine consists of surface and underground workings, veins.
This historical claim has extensive workings of about 2 miles. It includes 13 or more claims, most of which are patented. Production varies, but from about 1880 to 1933, production was around $550,000, of shipped ore. The underground workings exposed three major vein systems that were interconnected and ranged in size from 3 inches to 9 feet.
Primary: Gold, Lead, Silver
District: Garfield District
Lat, Long: 38.45889, -118.32278
Type: Underground Workings
Deposit Type: Vein
In 1936 a portion of this mine above the 600-foot level was under lease to Lloyd Wilson, of Hawthorne and Associates. Much-faulted veins range from 3 inches to 3 feet in thickness. The veins are mostly rusty quartz in chert and quartzite, and contain pyrite, galena, and sphalerite. There is a 650-foot vertical shaft with levels at 100-foot intervals, and a winze 130-feet deep, that has been sunk from the 600-ffot level. Tons of ore worth $421,627 from 1922 to 1929, and $745,000 from 1922 to 1940.
COUNTY MINING INFORMATION:
Mineral County, as you might expect from the name, has a rich mining history. The vast majority of gold from this area has come from lode deposits, and as a byproduct of silver mining. The Aurora, Candelaria, Garfield, Gold Range, and Hawthorne Districts were all producers. Lots of old-timer workings can be found in this county.
Mineral County, Nevada, gets 8 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 30 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 29.
On average, there are 273 sunny days per year in Mineral County, Nevada. The July high is around 95 degrees. The January low is 22. Sperling's comfort index for Mineral County is a 74 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
Mina was founded as a railroad town in 1905 and was named for Ferminia Sarras, a large landowner and famed prospector known as the 'Copper Queen.' The Nevada & California Railway, a division of Southern Pacific Railroad, had a station in the town. The railroad is long gone, but at one time a local shuttle called the "Slim Princess" allowed Native Americans to ride for free on top of the railcars, and passengers and crew would shoot wild game such as jack rabbits, ducks and sage hens from the open windows. The train moved slow enough that hunters had time to retrieve their game and hop back on board.
Gee Jon and Hughie Sing were convicted of the August 27, 1921, Mina, Nevada murder of Tom Quong Kee and, as a result, Gee Jon, a 29-year-old member of the Hop Sing Tong, became the first person in the world executed by lethal gas. The execution was at the Nevada State Prison on February 8, 1924.
Sodaville was an earlier town and station on the Carson and Colorado Railway, about 4 miles (6 km) south of Mina. The Sodaville post office was active from October 9, 1882, until March 31, 1917, when its operations were moved to Mina. The Mina post office was established September 25, 1905. Mina was also served by the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad.
General access to the area consists of taking Garfield Flat Rd. This road is well maintained and good for 2WD. As with most of the claims in this area it is always best to travel with extra tires and make sure you have good clearance. We always recommend 4WD, specifically since this is a rugged, rocky area.
The area is full of dirt roads, so a good map and a good GPS unit is a must, but we'll show you exactly where it is on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding it will not be a problem for you.
A couple of spare tires or an air compressor and patch kit or at least a couple of cans of tire sealant is strongly recommended for obvious reasons! Also, be sure to bring in whatever water you may need, as there are almost no water sources in the area 10 months out of the year.
We offer a lifetime guarantee should the BLM take back the land.
As the largest company in the mining industry selling legitimate and valuable historic claims, you can rest assured that you are not only covered with our 100% lifetime money-back guarantee, but you can also rest easy that there is no fine print on any of our claim listings telling you will have to deal with any games like being charged phony fees or having to pay inflated “processing” or “transfer” fees. The final price for this mine is ALL you will pay.
Our in-house legal counsel will complete all of the paperwork and documentation for recording and transferring FULL ownership of this mine into your name if you win the auction, AND we will ship you everything in one to two business days of receipt of your payment in full (usually just one day!). So you can plan to visit (and start working) your claim the next day without the lengthy delay you will experience with other companies selling claims –and you will not have to pay any extra costs, fees or other poor excuses for extra profit that normally just go into a seller’s pocket.
We'll take care of all the paperwork and arrangements so you can enjoy your claim immediately after payment and we keep you informed through the entire process with confirmations when payment is received, when your paperwork has been shipped.
While we cannot physically ship land to you as it doesn't quite fit into the mail box ;)
We will ship all paperwork/maps upon payment clearing we ship same business day (if payment is received by 1PM P.S.T.) We always provide tracking information so you are always informed.