1/8th Share in Stony Creek Gold Claim near Skippers


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For sale on behalf of the owner is a 1/8th share in ACTION MINING LIMITED (4567899) owner of Mining Permit No: 53005.

This mining permit has just recently been renewed/extended for another 10 years until 17/01/2031.

The permit area covers 79.26 hectares and includes gold bearing side creeks, including Murphys creek.

Annual fees for the permit are roughly $225 per shareholder which is very reasonable.

Even though part of Stony Creek has been commercially mined by the old timers and a commercial plant about 40 years ago it’s still a hiding place for many beautiful nuggets and plenty of fine gold. Nobody gets it all. Stony Creek is well known for its coarse and chunky gold nuggets stuck in the schist bedrock and deep crevices that the digger buckets couldn’t get into and still nowadays there’s gold being shed from many gold bearing deposits high above the river.

Stony Creek is a big tributary of the legendary Shotover River which became famous as the richest gold bearing river in the world. It has a rich gold mining history and the scenery is just stunning.

The main reason this opportunity has arisen is because the owner has a couple of mates who are also share holders in the company.

Access to this claim is on foot from the Shotover/Skippers side or by a short helicopter trip from either Queenstown or the rafting drop off point at Deep Creek. For rates please contact Helicopter Line or Southern Lakes Helicopters in Queenstown.

There are two huts people can stay in while mining and prospecting on the permit. One hut (Mt Gilbert hut) belongs to Ben Lomond station. Accessible by 4×4 track through Ben Lomond station. An adventure on its own. The other hut is a DOC hut in the headwaters of Stony Creek. Accessible on foot or by helicopter only.

Besides mining there’s good hunting for fallow deer, chamois, wild goats and red deer on Ben Lomond station (on request with station owner) and the adjacent crown land.