The Gold Road Claims Group is located in the prolific Oatman Mining District in Mohave County, Arizona. Gold was first discovered in the Oatman District in 1863. Between 1897 and 1942, the Oatman District produced 2.2 million ounces of gold and 800,000 ounces of silver at an average grade of .58 oz/t gold and .17 oz/t silver. From 1979 to 1982, Hecla Mining Company and Canadian Natural Resources conducted extensive exploration, including geological mapping and diamond drilling on the Tom Reed Vein System before the project was terminated in 1982 due to low mineral prices.
• 320 Total Acres | 129.5 Hectares
The Gold Road claims are divided into two groups, the first being the KO Group, and the second being the TS Group. The Oatman District lies on the western flank of the Black Mountains, a fault-bounded tertiary volcanic series. Gold deposition appears to be a late feature associated with the Moss porphyry intrusion. The gold bearing ore bodies of the Oatman District are located along northwest trending veins and faults. The KO Group follows the easterly trend of the Mallory Fault line and covers the down dip extension of the Kokomo Vein. The TS Group follows the southeasterly extension of the Gold Ore Vein.