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Sedona AZ 40 acre Gold&Gem Mining Claim

For Sale: 40 Acres Priced At $3,500 (USD)
Sedona, Arizona, United States
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This is a legally registered 40 acre gold and gem mining claim for sale, the Sedona Vistas #2, located about 15 miles west of Sedona, in Yavapai County, Arizona.
It is a good sign that the federal govt. has withdrawn minerals in this area speaking to the value for owning claims in this area outside of the areas withdrawn.

Large buttes are on the claim and are great gem hunting areas.
Nolan Tank pond is nearby and its water can be used for your prospecting. Water in the pond will fluctuate according to winter run off and summer rains.

Also, Windmill Mountain is just SE and the gold potential is greater when summer rains bring down any gold and gems from the mountain then deposited into the claim washes.

An extended wash is on the claim to multiply your gold and gem prospecting potential.
This long wash is a good place for gold, and the surrounding area of rock formations buttes and mountains are good places for gems.
The claim is on a side road off of the main road, and a side road leads into the claim to several cleared camping spots.
For you off roaders, a jeep climb is down the road to test your adventure driving, known as the Diamond Back Sedona Hill Climb.
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A buyer of one of our claims from last year in this area told me she has found a tremendous amount of gems on her claim.

Arizona is one of the best states in the United States for finding gemstones in the wild. Gemstones can be found all across the state of Arizona, and over eight main types of rocks and minerals can be collected there. Arizona is an incredible place to rockhound, not just because of its diversity of native gemstones but also because of its beautiful natural landscapes.
Rockhounding is more than just a hobby; it is a lifestyle. Arizona is a fantastic place to find rocks, minerals, and crystals that can be displayed in a collection, made into jewelry, or sold to local jewelry and rock and mineral stores. There are also a variety of Arizona-based rock and gem shows that you can attend or even sell your own specimens.
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Owning a mining claim is having access to a lifetime of great family fun and recreation, in a very beautiful, natural setting: Arizona, is a great, scenic state, where the spirit of the old west still lives on.
Mining Claims are also a great investment, as claims go up in value over time, just as land does.
if you purchase a claim from us, at no charge, I would help you if you ever decided to sell in the future.

Yavapai County where our claims are located in the central part of Arizona, ranks first historically in the State in gold production.
Our claims are in the same area of the Jerome (Verde) Mining District which has a history of being the largest gold producing area in Arizona, having contributed about 1,565,000 ounces of gold over the years, with the county history of gold discoveries being 3,800,000 ounces of gold.
Though mineral deposits were known in this area long before the Civil War, the first prospectors were Union soldiers with mining experience from California. 

We are especially excited about the gems you will find in this area.
Known also as a gem area, when the rains start coming, Verde Valley rockhounds come running. The gem hunting in this area is so popular that a large club is active in Sedona.
Quartz is abundant and is also an area for crystals, turquoise, amethyst, jasper, agates, opals and some can be found above ground.
The Sedona Rockhounding Club has one area they explore being from Sedona stretching southwest to the town of Crown King.
Our claims are in this direct path for gem exploration.
We found quartz, agates, and crystals on this claim.

To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and mailing address where I would scan and email you a signed contract.

Total price of $3500, paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment.
A $99 deed processing fee is paid with payment, total = $3599.
A signed contract will precede payment.

After receiving your payment, my wife and I will process 2 notarized transferring our claim ownership over to you with both the BLM and Yavapai County.

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Having been to Sedona in the past and loving our experience, we looked to locate claims there.
We were also motivated by a claim in this area where the family has owned and worked it since 1947.
Our claims are near Sycamore Canyon and Red Rock State Park and the beauty of our claim area is much like landscapes around Sedona and the canyon area.
There is an extended wash on the claim in an area of several ponds, unique to the Arizona wilderness.
Our clams are in Yavapai County, being in the same county as the TV gold prospecting show on The Discovery Channel, Dave Turin’s Lost Mine.
The Sedona Mago Resort is nearby.
Cool Village of Oak Creek is just 5 miles south of Sedona.
Within hiking distance is the Sedona Wetlands Preserve that attracts a large variety of birds where there is a parking area, restrooms, and picnic benches.

I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
I am 71 and my wife 68, and we have gained the experience to select the best areas to locate claims.
We feel we are selling more than the gold and gems on beautiful land.
You would be acquiring an experience that will give you a good feel for what the old time prospectors must have felt during the days of the original Arizona Gold Rush.

A mining claim is an affordable way to enjoy the beauty of the land combined with the adventure of panning for gold and searching for gems.

If within one year you are not satisfied with your claim, you can trade for another comparable claim, just paying the BLM and County transfer fees which will be about $125 per claim.

Claim buyer will also receive a new, free, Gold Panning Kit:
One 14 inch Gold Trap pan; One 10.5 inch Gravity Trap pan, One combination sifter/classifier with 7/16 of an inch exit holes, One Gold Guzzler snuffer bottle, One Tweezers/ Magnifying Glass combo tool.

The wash on the claim is a great advantage for prospecting, especially when the summer rains run down the washes, then depositing gold flakes down from the mountains and rock formations, and which also exposes gem veins.

This is a 40 acre unpatented, gold and gem mining claim, the Sedona Vistas #2. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Phoenix and Yavapai County. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 40 acres, and use your 40 acres, recreationally for camping: tent, camper, or RV, and prospecting. In awesome Sycamore Canyon and the San Francisco Mountains, with beautiful views of mountain ranges and rock formations. Great combination of good access, wilderness beauty, and gold and gem prospecting potential.

Yavapai County is one of the four original Arizona counties formed in September of 1864, one year after the Arizona Territory was established. The County was named after the Yavapai Tribe, whose name means the “people of the sun.”
Yavapai County is a land of deep character and changing terrain. Views are far-reaching capped by clear blue skies. Prehistoric remains of the Sinaguan people are tucked into sandstone ledges and prominent hilltops. Area lakes are nestled in the pines surrounded by thousands of miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The real spirit of the West is fully alive in this timeless territory.

Sedona is red rock country. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.  Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, visitors have instant access to recreational activities. Trails for hiking and biking, along with bouncy jeep tracks, weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes. Yet, you’re never far from the indulgences of town.
Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to prowl the 40-plus art galleries lining the streets, or to receive soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities. Most recently, with its nearby vineyards and tasting rooms, Sedona has emerged as a destination for wine enthusiasts.
Many Westerns have been filmed in this area, going back to the late, great John Wayne.

The Grand Canyon is 2 hours north, and there are day tours out of Sedona.

See the listing onsite pictures, showing one of the most beautiful areas in Arizona. These claims are surrounded by mountain and rock formation views. Located in the Coconino National Forest and the San Francisco Mountains.
Location Monument is a 4 foot wood post that has been placed, with an attached copy of our Location Notice, as required by the Arizona BLM.

For the possibility of constructing any building you or others could live in, you need to file a Plan of Operation with the BLM for approval, showing you have developed a full-time operation performing diligent mining. Though is difficult to get as most cannot quit their jobs to prospecting fulltime.
You do not need a plan, permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.
You do not need to be a full time prospector to file a Plan for a shed type structure.

With an approved BLM Plan of Operation, a building can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim.
As stated by the BLM, this can be the "construction of a building, road, fence, or enclosure necessary for mining."
Current usage, is what the BLM calls, Casual Use: panning, shovel, rock hammer, metal detector, recycling sluice box, where no permission nor permit is needed to camp and prospect.
You can prospect as little or as much as you like.
Now that we have located the claim, you never have to declare to the BLM any gold or gems you find.

On our trips to the claim, we found about 1/8 of an ounce of gold in and around the extended wash on the claim, value approx. $220. Those with more time to prospect may find more. Today's gold prices are over $1700/ounce.
Gold prices have gone up over $400 per ounce in 3 years
Gemstones are big business for collectors and valuable for jewelry.
Arizona has a number of places to sell the gold and gems you find.
We also collected a small bucket full of some nice quartz, agate, and crystal specimens.
Though we could never guarantee what you will find, we did locate this claim in an historically rich area for gold and gem prospecting.

You are allowed to post No Trespassing for Prospecting signs in and around the claim.
A mining claim owner may limit or restrict public recreational use of/or public access across claims or portions of claims that are actively used for prospecting, mining, or processing operations where public recreational use of a claim would endanger or materially interfere with legitimate mining pursuits.

40 acres = 1320 ft. x 1320 ft.

The claim has direct, national forest road access, areas for camping, and gold and gems discovered in prospecting.

Driving Directions:
About 13 miles west of Sedona.
Take AZ-89A South out of Sedona.
Take a right, north, on National Forest Road 525 also called Loy Butte Road,
then follow GPS coordinates to the claim listed further down this listing.
Is about 6.7 miles to the claim from the AZ-89A/FR 525 intersection.
Is about 2 hours north of Phoenix.

The wash on the claim becomes gold mineralized ground and act as a gold catch basin.
This claim is in a very mineralized area, and is great for rock hounds, metal detecting, relic hunting, fossils, gems, and artifacts.
You will also discover gem veins at the base of the mountains and rock formations.

A transfer of ownership is a sale of legal, exclusive ownership of a mining claim site. To be a legally recorded claim, gold and/or gems had to be found on the claim, which was completed by us, as we are the original claim locators.

Your ownership is legally conveyed via Quit Claim deeds, and legally recorded with the BLM and Yavapai County. A Quit Claim deed is the required legal document per the BLM.
Each year, on or before September 1st, you need to file a form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $330.
We will supply this form to you.
Fees are paid, not due again until Sept. 1, 2022.
There are no taxes on mining claims in Arizona.
You must be a current US citizen with a US address to own a mining claim in the US.
2 names are needed on your deeds.

An unpatented mining claim is a specific parcel of federal land, valuable for a specific mineral deposit or deposits. It is a parcel for which an individual has asserted a legal right of possession and the right to develop and extract a discovered, valuable, mineral deposit. Mining claims are real property that you can buy, sell, or inherit. After proving the existence of valuable minerals on the land, the claim is legally recorded with the Bureau of Land Management, and Yavapai County.

Your 40 acres is the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 2, Township 17N, Range 4E, G&SR Meridian, known as the Sedona Vistas #2, 40 acre mining claim, in Yavapai County, Arizona.
BLM Claim number: AZ105270607

Gold always occurs in gravels in the metallic state and when so found has various physical characteristics. Gold is dense and heavy, it has a characteristic metallic color, and it is soft and easily malleable (it is easily formed by hammering). These are the characteristics used by prospectors to identify gold in the field. Placer gold occurs on the claim as small grains derived from gossan formed by weathering, and oxidation of the gold, copper and iron rich veins. Gold also occurs as grains flakes and small nuggets derived from the erosion of mineralized fault zones.
Arizona is one of the highest caliber rockhounding states and receives visitors from all corners of the world in search of Arizona rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils which find themselves scattered across this geologic treasure trove. There's a reason that one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world is held in Arizona.

The Federal Government owns the land.
You are purchasing the mineral rights.
You can legally camp for free, with camper and RV on the whole 40 acres.
A claim owner does not need permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.
Prospect, explore, and camp on the whole 40 acres.
This is not a sharing of a mining claim: Is your exclusive ownership.

To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and mailing address where I would scan and email you a signed contract.

Total price of $3500, paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment.
A $99 deed processing fee is paid with payment, total = $3599.
A signed contract will precede payment.

After receiving your payment, my wife and I will process 2 notarized transferring our claim ownership over to you with both the BLM and Yavapai County.

GPS Coordinates:
Sedona Vistas #2

NW 34.8796, -111.9050
NE 34.8796, -111.9005
SW 34.8759, -111.9050
SE 34.8759, -111.9005


"We live in Arizona and purchased a mining claim from Mr. Leu.
The claim is everything as advertised. The Superstition Mountains make for awesome views. We have camped on our claim a number of times and have found gold in the wash on our claim. We are very happy with our purchase.”

“Living in another state, we were a little skeptical on buying a mining claim in Arizona. But our personal experience with Mr. Leu has been a family blessing.
Our camping and prospecting on our claim has brought our family closer together.
We were so pleased, we bought a claim in Colorado from Mr. Leu, and are looking to buy one also in California as we look to plan family vacations around our claims.”

“Love my Arizona claim! I have been spending a lot of time there. I’ve found relics, artifacts and some gold. I am so happy with my purchase, and thank you for being honest and trustworthy.”

“Thanks Michael. We took our girls to the campsite area closest to the claim last weekend.
It was a great experience. We’re really looking forward to raising them up to be adventure seekers, nature loves and Creation appreciators. This claim has already brought and provided a wonderful experience for my family. Thank you so much for the claim purchase.”

We live in Ohio.. Our connection to the West is our daughter lives in Denver, though she is not involved with our claims, and we had a vacation home in Arizona; though now sold, we still go to AZ to explore, prospect, and locate claims, as we have been doing for a number of years.

And just a note of encouragement for you if purchase:
My wife and I have located, prospected on, and sold mining claims in
California, Colorado, & Arizona, going on now for 30 years.
You can trust we will process your notarized deeds correctly and quickly.
In that mining claims are processed thru the Bureau of Land Management, a
Federal Govt. agency, not following thru per our legally signed contract, would be a federal crime. I certainly will do what I say, and would never put myself nor my wife in any legal jeopardy.
Also, we have sold properties on 4 sites online for over 25 years:
Landsalelistings, Landwatch, LandandFarm, and LandsofAmerica.
Our continued good status on these sites is due to our always following thru, as just one time we would not, we would not be allowed to sell on these sites ever again.


Gold Dust in Arizona's Washes:

Use of Dry Washer

How to build a Recirculating Sluice Box

Gold Magic Spin Wheel, creek or no creek, gold and gems

One of many places to sell your gold discoveries

Arizona Gem Show to sell your gem discoveries

Town of Sedona Information

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Yavapai County Information

Coconino National Forest

Nearby Sedona Mago Resort

Nearby Sedona Wetlands Preserve

Village of Oak Creek, 5 miles south of Sedona

Village of Oak Creek Map

Red Rocks State Park, only 10 miles away

Grand Canyon Day Tour Out of Sedona

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Property Location
City/Town: Sedona
Zip/Postal Code: 86336
State / Province:   Arizona
Country: United States
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Owner / Agent / Sellers Information

Name: Michael Leu
Address: 7705 St. James Dr.
Mentor, Ohio
44060, United States

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We go where the gold is!
We go where the gold is!

Fire agates on our claims
Fire agates on our claims

Crystals on our claims
Crystals on our claims

Arrowheads and relics on our claims, cannot keep any over 50 years old, but still fun to find
Arrowheads and relics on our claims, cannot keep any over 50 years old, but still fun to find

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Town of Sedona
Town of Sedona

Located in the Coconino National Forest
Located in the Coconino National Forest

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On the way to claim road views

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Yavapai County Location Map

Dry washer
Dry washer

Water recycling wash plant
Water recycling wash plant

Gold Magic spin wheel
Gold Magic spin wheel

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Free Gold Panning Kit

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