DELTA MINE, Lode Mining Claim, Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada

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20.66 Acre Unpatented Lode Mining Claim on Federal Land in the Fallon, Nevada Mining District / Churchill County Nevada










If you’re looking for an easy mine to get to and an easy mine to work, this is your opportunity.  Not too far from the town of Fallon, NV – which has any and every service you could ever need, sits the historic Delta Mine. A 1947 USGS report lists it as a past producer of gold and silver, and the workings consisted of 360 feet of horizontal workings off of a 75’ shaft.  I got a depth reading of 66’ using a laser, so you’ll likely have some loose gravel at the bottom from natural erosion to remove if you decide to reopen the mine.

But we did some extensive testing in the general vicinity of the mine with an Olympus Delta Premium handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyzer/spectrometer to look for gold (and silver), and without even entering the mine, there are good enough numbers from the material just lying on the ground to justify doing some dry washing. I would suggest you spend a weekend running the top 2 or 3 feet of top soil and gravel in about a 10 foot radius of the mine shaft and take the concentrates home to pan. A couple of days’ worth of work should be enough to pay for the mine. Then make your plans to open the vein on the surface or enter the shaft to pull some more materials.



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.   






The Chalk Mountain district, Churchill County, encompasses Chalk Mountain, which is just north of U.S. Highway 50 at Drumm Summit, about 45 miles east of Fallon. The mountain, named for its conspicuous light color, is about 3 miles long by 2 miles wide and rises some 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Chalk Mountain is on the east side of Dixie Valley, about midway between the old mining camps of Fairview and Wonder. Access is from the south via Highway 50 or from the west from the Dixie Valley road (State Route 121).


Miners from the early days of the Comstock were aware of the gold-lead-silver mineralization at Chalk Mountain, but ore was unable to be shipped economically until the district was fully developed (Schrader, 1947, p. 116). Prior to 1921, production was sporadic with occasional carload shipments running 4 ounces gold to the ton, 60 percent lead and 60 ounces silver to the ton. Major activity began in 1922 with the formation of the Chalk Mountain Lead-Silver Mining Co. to develop mines located about mid-way down the east-side of the mountain. By 1925, the company was reported to be shipping 12 tons daily of $100/ton ore (Schrader, 1947, p. 116). At least five other mining operations, mostly on the west side of the mountain, were active during the same 1920's period.

The most notable of these was the Nevada Chalk Mountain Mining co. which produced large quantities of ore for several years. The most productive years for the district were from 1923 to 1929, but the exact dollar amount produced is not known as part of the production was credited to the nearby Fairview district. The Chalk Mountain mine continued to operate sporadically until the 1950's (Willden and Speed, 1974, p. 64).


Four major rock types crop out at Chalk Mountain; highly folded limestone and dolomite of possible Triassic age, volcanic and sedimentary rocks of Triassic or Jurassic age, massive quartz porphyry that intrudes the carbonate rocks, and a younger granodiorite (Willden and Speed, 1974, p. 64). The northern half of Chalk Mountain is made up of the quartz porphyry which is itself intruded by several smaller bodies of granodiorite. The quartz porphyry is bounded on the south by an irregular, approximately east-west striking contact with carbonate rocks that make up most of the southern half of the mountain. A large body of granodiorite intrudes the carbonate rocks and crops out along the southwestern flank of Chalk Mountain; the carbonate rocks are highly folded and narrow skarn zones occur along their contact with the granodiorite.



Nice and easy 2-wheel drive access right to the mine, and plenty of space to park a trailer and stage equipment to spend a couple of days working here. I don’t think you will go wrong with this one – and if you do explore the underground workings, hard to say what you will find, as it’s likely that they haven’t seen human eyes for half a century or more.





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.

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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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