Mining Claim in Ivanpah CA, SHADOW GLUCH

$ 3,800.00



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



Extremely promising mine dating back to at least the late 1800’s that shows some amazing colors/veins. The main shaft reads 62 feet deep, and there are more than 450’ of horizontal workings/tunnels on 2 different levels with numerous stoping, crosscuts and drifts.

Fairly secluded location off the beaten path – which would account for the lack of visible foot traffic – but relatively easy to get to if you know exactly where it is. The old wood collar probably is too far gone to salvage in my opinion, but tons of relics, can dumps and miners trash all over the area for an indication of the size of the operation that this once was.

My records showed that there were two mines here, but I only found one. Could be that the other one has collapsed, or you could stumble across it with a little time looking.

 Almost impossible to find any available claims in this area – the ease of access, proximity to Southern California and Las Vegas and the climate make this an extremely sought after mining area. 

National Bureau of Mines Registered and recorded.   Quite literally one of only a handful of chances to own an important part of the rich Quartzsite mining history in a truly historic mining area!!


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.

This entire area is relatively easily accessible by dirt roads which are well marked and well maintained. A 2-wheel drive car can get to this claim off of route Route 15, but I would recommend a good  4-wheel drive or even quads to be able to access the entire claim that is not on the road.


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