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socalgold
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Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 14:04:03 SunDec 13 2009 )

Drag and highlight, copy the bold print GPS locations and paste into google earth or google maps and it will take you there

Not much known about this claim, very little placer workings can be seen. We had really hard rains lately and most evidence of any workings has been washed away. It really looks good.
Directions: 2WD From the pipeline rd by the rock with 49ers painted on it is a gravel rd going west. Go 1 mile, at the fork go left (you will see a 49 sign in blue rocks), about .1 mile there is a faint trail going left. Do not continue on straight unless you have 4 wheel drive or a quad.
This road will dead end into a 49er marker that is about in the middle of the north boundary of Gold Recovery #1.
GPS: 3337'0.69"N 11419'1.10"W
It will look like this.



.2 miles east of there is the NE corner marker (GPS
3337'1.60"N 11418'48.17"W ) and about .3 mile west is the NW corner marker (GPS 3336'59.28"N 11419'14.95"W ). That marker is a pile of rocks up on the little brown hill and is visible from the road. This picture is Terry standing at the corner and showing how the claim lies.



This is a very good looking claim and is rugged. The narrow canyon in the SW area looks very inviting to me. Due to the ruggedness, we couldn't just walk willy nilly on it but from what we did walk, we found very little evidence of workings. This claim has many, many lucrative areas to be worked. No Camping allowed here, day use only. (Thank you BLM :confused: )

This picture is standing on the NW corner looking to the SE. Just don't have Terry's big butt in it.



This picture is the NE corner lookin towards the SW across the claim.



The southern boundaries are up in those mountains, and if you want the GPS on them, then feel free to go get them, I'm not going to hee hee.
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 15:06:51 SunDec 13 2009 )

Looks good, if there's gold. Can't imagine why BLM would not allow camping there, but staying there incident to working our claims is not the same as camping is it?.

In any event, where is the closest guerrilla camping area to that claim?

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 15:20:15 SunDec 13 2009 )

You can boondock just north of there on the BLM land between Dome Rock rd and The north boundary of Gold recovery #2. Also there is a park at the corner of Cholla and Dome rock about 3 miles away. They are full up for complete hook ups, but i believe they have some that have electricity. You still have to haul your black and grey water, they have a place to dump, even if you are boondocking. Thay also have water available. Great area for off road quading, some places even Rusty won't want to go.(Loose shale and very steep trail) They cal it "Oh Sh*t road".
For your supplies, its only about 5 miles into Quartzsite or <20 miles to Blythe.
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 16:46:32 SunDec 13 2009 )

Good Info,...thanks socalgold



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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 17:13:49 SunDec 13 2009 )

very nice, I was always wondering where the AZ. claims were. Any idea of the total acres of these claims?

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 17:28:38 SunDec 13 2009 )

Ok Guys, I'm still editing these two posts so I can get you there with google earth or google maps. These are 160 acre claims. 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile. Claim #1 is hilly and remote but both are accesible with 2 wheel drive vehicles, sort of. You can get to them both with 2wd but either walk or quad your way around When you go to #1, don't go too fast down the road. When I say don't go beyond, I mean don't ! Its 4 wheel or quad.
At the end of the trail to the middle of #1's northern boundary, you can continue on with a quad. I wouldn't go with a 4wd even. gets narrow and slanted and bushy. Dune buggy may have a hard time going up it. It leads to that neat canyon I spoke about in the SW quadrant. Ok, back to editing the posts.

GPS on the canyon: 3336'51.34"N 11419'19.54"W
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 16:10:19 MonDec 14 2009 )

:thankyou:

Great info on both claims. THANKS for your efforts!!! Now if I just had a good detector and had my old drywasher rebuilt and up and running???

:confused:

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 09:10:15 TueDec 15 2009 )

About 1.5 miles from your coordinates are the La Cholla placers, back toward Quartzite. Have you been there? My guess it is not on 49er claims? Nice Pics.

Alan



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socalgold
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 13:30:03 TueDec 15 2009 )

NO I HAVEN'T, I'VE WORKED SOME ON FORESTS AND BOATWRIGHTS CLAIMS WITH THEM. Been going out with several other guys and I go where they want since I'm no great authority on desert mining. I just report what I hear from those in the know, and my limited experiences. We do some quading and always take the detectors with us and check out where we end up at.
I still have my drywasher and been using it on the other guys claims. Wife won't let me go out alone anymore because of heart problems, and when I do go out, then I have to go where they want because they have gotten gold there before. Theres no way I can go out and drywash either of these claims. The one place I really want to go is into the canyon there on #1, boy does that look good to me. There is no way I can get my equipment in there. Probably quad in from the other side, have to check that out after the holidays.
Rusty would call me a woose cause he'd just bail off the side and slide down, not this old coot. 69 years cultivating this yellow stripe down my back and the last rodeo I was in I got bucked off with 3 ribs broke in 8 places. Found out when you get older, you don't bounce as high and don't heal as fast. Now if someone wants to volunteer.... then he can get the equipment in there, then lets go. I'm ready. Besides, these claims show very little activity, probably due to the not knowing where they are for onr thing, and another being that there aren't that many members down here, although there are a few.

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 15:50:37 TueDec 15 2009 )

I wish I could get down there .
Have not done much desert prospecting either , some treasure hunting some yrs. ago .
Do have an Airstream and a few metal detectors .
Problem is I also have a bunch of other valuables , tools ect.
That I have in storage .
Just can't seem to get away .

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 06:09:50 FriDec 25 2009 )

Great info on the claims in Q. FWIW I worked down in the canyon 2 winters ago. I did quite a bit of sampling along the wash and even up the canyon walls in various places. I dug several waist deep holes, dug to bedrock in several other places and cleaned out lots of cracks. I moved an awful lot of dirt in 3 months with very little to show for all the hard dirty work. When all was said and done the majority of gold that I found that winter were small nuggets that were found with a metal detector on other claims and open areas around Quartzsite.

Now granted this was the first time I'd done any drywashing in the desert... so others may have better luck. I've decided to stick with dredging and highbanking.



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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 02:47:35 SatDec 26 2009 )

Gee Lee, Montine and I have to come down to Phoenix in Feb to work the booth for Dave. I could just hop over there and ride your woose butt down into that hole. We could just strap that equipment on your back,park your cheeks on the back of your quad and jump off.
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 03:14:31 SatDec 26 2009 )

Thanks for the warning, We will be working that show also. Dave sure must be desperate to have you here. Guess he figures that Mark & Terry, Me & ANita, Terry & JoAnn, and a couple of others just can't handle the rush this year.

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 06:51:37 SatDec 26 2009 )

He knows you all need guidance from a calm, cautious laid back person like myself.

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 16:16:21 SatDec 26 2009 )

Rusty
I don't care if you are being sent to babysit, It will be great to see you, Montine and Shawn. Actually, I am looking forward to seein g all of you.

Mark

  
socalgold
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 17:12:40 SatDec 26 2009 )

BROWN NOSER

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 18:39:28 MonDec 28 2009 )

Lee,
My nose is not brown, it is tan.
You can't please all of the people all of the time, but I can sure try.

  
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Re: Quartzsite Claim Gold Recovery #1 ( 17:05:33 ThuJan 7 2010 )

Been there GBII nothing, two others with Testoro? nada two on quads with big Minelabs zip. Dust storm ran me out finally.
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