Placer gold was discovered in the Tuscarora district in 1867 and production from silver- gold lode deposits began in 1876. By 1887, the most productive and active mines were Belle Isle, North Belle Isle, Nevada Queen, Navajo, Commonwealth, Grand Prize, Diana, and Found Treasure.
Total historical precious metal production is approximately 204,000 ounces of gold and 7.5 million ounces of silver from quartz veins and quartz stockwork mineralization; additionally, 300,000 ounces of placer gold has been reported prior to 1990.
The Tuscarora Mines, also known as the Tuscarora Mineral Claims consists of a adjoining grouping of four (4), twenty (20) acre Lode Mining Claims. A total of eighty (80) acres covering the primary historical gold deposits located on public land in the Tuscarora District.
These claims include some of the most major production mines of the Tuscarora area. Which include the Navajo, Belle Isle, Northern Belle Isle and the Independence. There are also many thousands of tons of waste rock present from the mines and a variety of small prospects plus a few other unnamed mines.
The Tuscarora Mining Property still holds significant gold values according to historical documentation. There are substantial waste dumps and mill tailings on the property, surveyors estimate over 200,000 tons of waste dumps which show clear evidence of silver, iron and gold.
The methods and processes currently available for gold processing today are far beyond anything even considered possible pre-1900. Assays, mineral surveys and other qualified persons showed there are substantial gold values and reserves to be extracted, processed and developed.
TUSCARORA MINE HAS 200,000 TONS ABOVE GROUND TAILINGS.
The tailing dumps are from multiple mine workings which were previously all separate, high-yield mining operations.
Average 0.547 oz of gold expected per ton of waste tailings, as referenced in the 2017 Assay Report results.
Expected Yield Per Ton 0.547 oz
1 Troy ounce is equal to 31.1035 grams
Amount: 0.547 troy ounces (oz t) of gold mass
Equals: 17.01 grams (g) in gold mass
ABOVE GROUND RESERVE ESTIMATIONS AT TUSCARORA ARE 109,480 OUNCES IN GOLD!
1 ton = 29166.7 troy ounces
That's almost 4 tons of gold
GOLD OZ. VALUE = $136,850,000.00
That is, One Hundred Thirty-Six Million, Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars worth of gold neatly piled above ground just waiting for us to reclaim it!
The Crew took a run up to the Tuscarora Mine District to take a look around the place to get a feel for the equipment we'd need and do some brainstorming. We spent the day climbing 50 ft tall tailing piles and collecting samples.
The following week the guys ran those samples up to Washington state to get an in-person demonstration of the equipment. They returned with several Ziplock bags full of finely crushed rock.
Next, they sent those baggies off to the Assayer. The results were outstanding.
APPROXIMATELY 175 LBS OF MINE TAILINGS PROCESSED TO SEND TO THE ASSAYER.
LOOKS LIKE AROUND 25% T0 30% FLOUR GOLD FROM THE SAMPLES. THAT'S ABOUT 2 GRAMS OF FLOUR GOLD.
WATCH CLOSE AND YOU WILL SEE THE FLASHES OF GOLD AS THE CAMERA PANS.
We Never Expected There Would Be That Much Gold or Silver!
Check out this great new drone footage of our Tuscarora mine claim!