ACE OF SPADES Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada

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Very secluded, probably 1920’s-1930’s mine shaft. Head frame is still intact, about 35 feet tall with an integrated ore chute. The shaft is 56 feet deep and is collared although there has been some erosion, the wood is still in pretty good shape. The ladder that descends may not be too trustworthy, it’s suggested to rope-up first and tie off to a secure anchor point. At the 56 foot level, the mine levels out and heads north east. Looks like a good 5-6 foot tall tunnel heading north east. Definitely a hidden, secluded mine. It looks like it was wired for electricity at one time, fairly large amount of tailings and relics; some old cans and things around. Probably some fairly extensive workings underground.

The gold and silver readings are good, about 1oz/ton on silver and about 2/3 an ounce on gold from the rock at the surface on the vein that was cut into.

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 from the claim ***




The Sylvania mining district is about fifty miles southwest of Goldfield, Nevada and twelve miles southeast of Oasis, California. The local mountains were originally named the Green Mountains but were later changed to the Sylvania Mountains for sylvanite, a telluride of silver.
The Sylvania mining district includes all of the northern Sylvania mountains in the area south of Palmetto wash extending along the Nevada-California state line to Cucomungo Canyon. 

Prospects were first noted in 1870 when the district was known as the Green Mountain District which was later changed to Sylvania district. Small quantities of Tungsten were produced from the district in the 1940s-1950s. The Sylvania district has been an important producer of talc and chlorite with credited production of 87% of all talcose material mined in Nevada through 1973.

Silver-lead ores were discovered in 1869. About three years later, a mining district was organized and a camp formed. The earliest building materials were stone and pińon logs. It is said that Christian B. Zabriskie, who came to fame in the U.S. Borax operations at Death Valley, ran a general store here. In 1875 a 30-ton smelter was erected and operated, running for four years before shutting down. The camp remained quiet after 1880. Since then leasers have remained active and the canyon has stone ruins amid maintained homes.

The district typically has warm summers and often cold/snowy winters. The best time to mine in this particular area would be Spring to Autumn.
The ore that has been documented in the area is Silver-Lead, showing Values in Gold that have increased with depth. The geology of the Sylvania district is dominated by the granite rocks of the Sylvania pluton. Most all of the mineral deposits of the Sylvania district, metallic and non-metallic, are associated with skarn zones formed along the margins of the Sylvania stock.



Two wheel drive, except the last 1000ft or so which is a little bit narrow and overgrown, so you’d need high clearance and a short wheel base, but you still could make it in two wheel drive.



A mining claim gives the holder the right to mine on  mineral-rich land that belongs to the federal government.
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.

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 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 purchase, 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.


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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