Katherine's Lode No. 1 is an unpatented lode mining claim in the Idaho Springs mining district of Clear Creek County. It is only 1 mile from the famous Argo Mine in Idaho Springs! It has a sister claim located directly next to it, Katherine's Lode No. 2. Because it is on National Forest land, it allows camping, hiking, dogs, and shooting. Scroll down for maps, including an interactive Google Maps window. Access with a 2WD vehicle depends on road conditions. A 4WD vehicle is recommended, as this road sees some usage and is rarely maintained.
This claim is an exceptional property, which has several prospects, and not one but two deep extensive inclined shafts/tunnels! They have not been accessed or explored in a very long time, likely over 20 years. Each inclined shaft has a large tailings pile which is ready to be processed if you wish to do so. Small little-used access roads run all over the claims, providing direct drivable access to each adit.
Both inclined tunnel adits are grated off. In order to access them, the grates must be replaced with gates and a lock. There is a lot of potential here to sink new shafts or tunnels, and areas to the East and West of the monument of discovery are good candidates for prospecting. Despite proximity to Idaho Springs, it is a generally peaceful area with few people, and great ease of access between different adits.
Both adits have many artifacts and plenty of history to discover. Own your own historic gold mine claim near Idaho Springs today!
The ore seen in the tailings pile rates from low grade to high grade sulphide and quartzite type ores. Some free milling gold can be found here, although most of the gold is found in sulfides. The advantage of owning a historic claim is knowing that gold is here for sure!
Estimated gold reserves in tailings: Unknown
Estimated gold reserves on claim: Unknown
Sale Price: Pending Further Exploration of Deposits
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