• KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada
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KING MINE Lode Mining Claim, Sylvania, Esmeralda County, Nevada

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20.66 Acre Unpatented Lode Mining Claim on Federal Land

The King Mine was once a shaft.....

Now this massive open pit is the only thing left. There is tons of material to work. The open cuts/pit is a big plus because it is a lot safer and especially more cost effective to mine than traditional hard rock mining. No collapses to worry about and you can move a lot more material in a lot less time and effort.  Trying to get a plan approved and permitted for open pit mining on a new site is really tough these days.  

But since this one has already been opened and the top soil has been stripped prior to us acquiring it, you don’t have to do anything but haul the ore out for processing as there is no responsibility for remediation of the area by the new registered owner. You do not need a plan or post a bond like you would if you wanted to start an operation of this size in a new area, and there’s enough material here to keep even a medium sized operation busy for many years to come!


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.



I didn’t see ANY evidence of recent traffic, and 2 wheel drive access except for the last 1,000 feet, which I would say will need to be 4x4 or on foot or on ATV, as it gets a bit rough. The road to the base of the mine has some wash-out damage but could be repaired if you are inclined to do so.



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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