If you are considering Arizona prospecting for gold, there are important things that you should know about the area. It is an active area for gold mining for a number of reasons.
There is more than one way you can approach Arizona prospecting. Many people choose to try a prospecting “vacation” or tour before they commit to investing in a claim in the area. There are many companies that offer prospecting tours to the Golden Triangle area or the Vulture Mining District which are some of the most potentially productive areas in Arizona. There are rich mineral deposits in the soil which have not been fully mined over the years.
The Vulture Mountain area is a popular site for Arizona prospecting because it is a mineral-rich area that was very productive in the late nineteenth century all the way up until World War II. The mines were forced to shut down during World War II because all resources needed to be devoted to the war effort. The area was not fully mined and there still remain many precious metals in the dirt.
If you investigate Arizona prospecting and want to mine your own piece of land, you can buy a claim in one of several areas. If you buy a claim, it means you have the rights to all the precious minerals in the land. You will not actually own the land, rocks or soil. It is very different than purchasing a piece of real estate. You will probably prefer to purchase a claim that is offered by a company that has already staked the claim. They will have filed the paperwork and done the surveying necessary to stake the claim. This will dramatically simplify the process for you. You will have to pay for the claim and you will also have to pay state taxes on the land as well as a yearly maintenance fee.
The Ins and Outs of Buying Gold Mining Claims