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Jacob "Shifty Eyed" Waltz
11-25-2009, 04:25 PM
I found a claim my wife and I want to go look at. The name is The El Rio De Oro #1
The AMC # is 391856
Here is a brief description of the site:

The El Rio De Oro #1 is an 80 acre placer mining claim and is located just south of the Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Two wheel drive access is good within 2000 feet of the claim and then access is by foot, jeep or ATV. Cottonwood Canyon flows east to west across the southern portion of the claim. This Canyon is dotted with giant cottonwood trees and seasonal water making it a beautiful peaceful site to set up camp and explore for gold, mineral specimens and gem stones.
The claim was staked and located on the 15th of February, 2008 and recorded with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) on April 23, 2008. The AMC # is 391856. The claim comprises the east half of the NE 1/4 of Section 1, Township 1S, Range 11E, (projected) Gila & Salt River Base & Meridian, Pinal County, Arizona. The claim is the east half of the original El Rio De Oro. Superior, AZ is the nearest full service community about 10 miles due SE of the claim on highway 60.



I have emailed them, but probably won't hear back until after
Thanksgiving, but we would like to go out over the weekend and take a look at it.
The claim is for sale and we are a bit interested. It may not be a good deal, I have no idea as we are new to this type of thing, but still wanted to look it over as the terrain is beautiful and do a bit more research regarding the sale.

I would post a link to the site that it is for sale on, but don't know if I would be violating any forum rules and do not want to be banned.
On another note, just for my education, how would I look up a claim such as this and where would I look? BLM?

Thanks for you help, it's greatly appreciated :)

JoeZona
11-25-2009, 05:20 PM
It's easy...once you know how. :p

First, go here (http://www.ghosttowns.com/topotmaps.html) and learn how to read a topo map. Easy-peasy. This is probably all you'll need...other than the map...you have the exact location already!

Here (http://www.land.state.az.us/maps/paper_maps_usgs.htm) is an index to Az topos you'll need.

Here (http://libremap.org/data/state/arizona/drg/) are free downloadable topo maps of Arizona.

Google Earth is a very cool tool, too.

Then, you can go here (http://www.geocommunicator.gov/blmMap/Map.jsp?MAP=MC) and have all the fun you could possibly stand to locate a mining claim :D

JoeZona
11-25-2009, 05:58 PM
You can plug this into Google Earth ("Fly to...") to get you there...
33 22 26, -111 11 9
That is the coordinates of the place you're looking for :)

Jacob "Shifty Eyed" Waltz
11-25-2009, 07:00 PM
Thanks you so much, JoeZona. That is a wealth of information in those links and it looks like I will be busy studying. I have some basic knowledge of topo maps, but will need to brush up a bit.

will send you a PM in a minute ;)

45-70Ranger
11-26-2009, 12:40 AM
Sounds like you are careful.And knowing the ins and outs of it.
I wish you well on this.

JoeZona
11-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Here (http://www.metzgerwillard.us/quads/quads.html) is a tool every GT'er should have. It will load topo maps as a layer in Google Earth. How cool is that?

It uses the 24k GeoPDFs which are a bit better quality than the other maps I linked to, so it's slower downloading them, but it's very well worth it.

Jacob "Shifty Eyed" Waltz
11-26-2009, 09:40 AM
Here (http://www.metzgerwillard.us/quads/quads.html) is a tool every GT'er should have. It will load topo maps as a layer in Google Earth. How cool is that?

It uses the 24k GeoPDFs which are a bit better quality than the other maps I linked to, so it's slower downloading them, but it's very well worth it.

Thanks for this info. Looks like I will be buying some goodies or putting them on my Christmas list :D