I hold ten BLM lode mining claims containing Silver, Gold and Platinum Group Metals, including two previously worked mines, with the possibility of more claims. A Niton XRF analyzer will quickly show the Silver, Gold, PGM's and more. The first mine is listed in the records of the Arizona Mining Museum as "The West Brothers Mine"; my claims cover the Old Garners claims and shaft. The second mine is Hog Canyon to the south; the claims cover the shaft, Mafic Dike, ore shelf, and cuts in the hill. This is a vast must see property located two hours out of Phoenix, a half mile off the main highway going to Payson, Arizona.
I have a Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Report and various assay reports, etc. on these claims. A visual inspection of the property shows evidence of tubes, or shooting, and porphyry and uplift pointing to the hydrothermal activity and strong volcanic activity. As you walk the property you are walking on exposed veins and ore. Considering just a small portion of one of the Hog Canyon claims, the exposed trend on this small portion is calculated to be 930, 000 tons of ore. This calculation does not include the underground reserves or the rest of the property. In a report on the West Brother's Gold Mine by J. Shriner, E. M., he states: "I do not hesitate to state, without fear or favor, that this gold prospect is one of the best I have ever examined." More information upon request
Geology: Precambrian volcanic pile, andesite, low-angle faulting, associated brecciation, shearing and intense alteration. Large mafic dike.
Mineralization: Au, Ag and F,and PGM, Hydrothermal Vein. Quartz veining in the West Brothers shaft area, together with an illite-kaolinite alteration envelope overlaying the silicified zone. Extensive brecciation in the Hog Canyon area, including both chalcedonic and calcite and silicatectonic breccia. Mineralization of significance includes wide chalcedonic ribs that parallel Hog Canyon on the north side of the wash. These ribs are roughly 20' to 30' thick and in places are sheared and brecciated. East of Hog Canyon wash lies chacedonic breccia and a jasperiod quartz which is fractured and filled with secondary silica and limonite. Partial exposures of illitekaolinite alteration zones are scattered over the property. A flat lying silicified shear zone is intersected by a near vertical quartz filled fault zone and at nearly right angles.
Work: West Brothers produced Gold in the 1930's. There are two past production shafts, one exploration shaft, one exploration adit, one production drift now caved; dozer cuts and scattered had dug pits. Some gold production by the Craig/Shumway venture (1993). Latest work was for the Forest Service (2006), they required the backfilling of Hog Canyon Shaft and fencing of openings to shafts, etc. Some more current assays.