APEX Lode Mining Claim, Ivanpah, San Bernardino County, California

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20.66 Acre Lode Mining Claim in the Historic Ivanpah District, San Bernardino County, CA

2 Mines, and Old Cabin and an amazing/secluded setting! TONS of good ore available!!

This mine was likely a small 2 or 3 man operation. It’s tucked behind Mohawk Mountain, about a quarter mile from the historic Mohawk Mine, and it is actually a really serene and secluded location which must have been a pleasure to work!

When you come around the bend, the first thing you notice is the ore chute remains leading right to the road – which is where they loaded ore for shipping and processing, About 100 feet away is the old cabin – not very waterproof any more, but wouldn’t take much to secure it. It sits right next to the mine tunnel/adit, which goes back through the rock probably 190 feet. It branches off at one point, where you can see they started following another vein, but work must have stopped before they reached the end of it, so still a bunch of rich looking ore that can be taken out.

By the old ore chute, there is a massive mine shaft heading almost straight down. This could be why they stopped work on the adit – as there appears to be an even richer vein here, and it was likely easier to work for them since they didn’t have to transport the ore more than 15 feet to the chute.

It looks like the shaft goes down about 45 feet and then tunnels off to the west – who knows how far. Without the right equipment, I doubt that it has been explored in a long time, so there could be a fair amount of treasure/valuable miners trash here.

You can drive right up to both mines, and the miners built a real nice spread for themselves with the cabin – even a footbridge over the rock wash so when the rains do fall, you won’t have to get your feet wet. Must have been a great spot to work/live – as you can see anyone coming long before they see you in this nice little nook.

The Ivanpah Mining District is about a 3-1.2 Hour Drive North East of Los Angeles or a 45 minute drive South West of Las Vegas - close to lodging, shopping and just about anything else you could need.


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.


Ivanpah Mining District

Location and History

The Ivanpah mining district is in northeastern San Bernardino County about 35 miles northeast of Baker and south of the Mountain Pass-Clark Mountain area. The district includes the mines in both the Ivanpah Range and the Mescal Range, which is just to the west. Gold mining began here at least as early as 1882, when the Mollusk mine was opened. Moderate mining activity continued in the district until about 1915, and there was some work again in the 1930s.

The first recorded mineral discovery in nearby Clark Mountain, Mescal Range and Ivanpah Mountains occurred at the Copper World mine on the southwest slope of Clark Mountain in 1868. Earlier mining occurred in 1863 at Rock Spring in the Providence Mountains, about 10 miles due south of the southern end of Ivanpah Mountains, and it has been presumed that soldiers stationed at Marl Springs, between 1867 and 1868, first worked the small gold deposits here. Although the Copper World mine was first discovered, two mines discovered in 1879, the Mescal and Bullion mines, were worked in the 1880s. The Mescal mine camp, though no more than a handfull of buildings; briefly boasted mail service. The Copper World mine languished until 1898 when it became one of the most significant copper producers in the county. With a large payroll, this camp, known as Rosalie, was also served by the U.S. Mails.

Geology and Ore Deposits

The western part of the district is underlain predominantly by limestone and dolomite, with smaller amounts of shale, sandstone and dacite. To the east is granite and gneiss, and to the south is quartz monzonite. The gold deposits are in quartz veins or mineralized breccia, which occur chiefly in granitic rocks or gneiss, although the Mollusk vein is in dolomite. Other mineral commodities in the district are silver, copper, tungsten, tin, barite, fluorspar, and rare earths. As in the Clark mining district to the north, the metal-bearing deposits are associated with several major thrust fault zones.



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.




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Mining claims are a tangible asset and show proof of all interests in minerals in the area. They can be bought, sold or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate. A mining claim can be sold, traded, leased, gifted, willed, used as collateral or transferred in part  or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed  which is a recordable conveyance.

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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 listing 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.


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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.

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