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$3,999,900
14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
MLS# 5220625



Legendary Rich Hill, by the base of the original Octave Mine. This is located in one of Arizona's most active mining districts!
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Legendary Rich Hill, by the base of the original Octave Mine. This is located in one of Arizona's most active mining districts! This is what 16.75 oz of Beehive Gold looks like after acid etching One of the many unusual nuggets taken from the Nugget Pit, on the property Views from the road up to the home. Over 24 miles of tunnels have been documented at the Octave, this one is a horizontal tunnel at the 500 ft. level connecting shafts to the top. Mining engineers study the tunnel complex of the Octave's 25 miles of shafts, before exploring inside. Note the caretakers trailer near the remote-controlled gate, extenstive rock walls around the compound, and on the left side, a small working pit with rock processing equipment. The home is off the grid, but powered by solar and wind generation, with a well on-site. Historic remains of the mill at the Beehive Mine. Many believe this portion of the Octave vein may reap the most rewards. At 238 grams, "Nessie" remains the largest remaining solid gold speciman from the Beehive Mine Photo Courtesy of Sharlot Hall museum archives. The Octave, just a small part of this property offering, is one of Arizona's most historic mining properties. Pictured here, the enormous mill that was in operation. Large quartz veins are exposed high up on the property's 266 patented acres. Near the assay office, this rock and several around it are pockmarked with drill holes as the miners practiced above ground. Metal sign marks the beginning of the famous property. Photo Courtesy of Sharlot Hall museum archives. Workers inside the Octave Mill, which produced over 80,000 ounces of gold. After the turn of the century, the New York Stope tunnel regularly put out ore that assayed at 16 to 18 ounces of gold per ton, an incredible richness. Looking from the top of the property, toward the West Perfect location for a home, or workings for the propety and perhaps a helipad. The cleared and flat area is approx. 30,160 sq. ft. Looking toward the Southwest from the North. Note the level area at the end of the road, a potential perfect helipad site. From the level spot on top, remarkable and virgin views of the wilderness. Even Four Peaks is visible, NorthEast of the Greater Phoenix area. Rich Hill from the South. The ghost town of Stanton is on the left. The Octave property is just off the right of the photo. County Road 109 from Congress is seen snaking around the mountain. From the workings of the historic Octave Mine on the bottom of the photo, to the distant, mountainous end of the road indicated by the yellow arrow, this property has a huge variety of land and possiblities! 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 You'll be amazed when you see where they have put this home, with sweeping vistas down the canyon. 1100 sq. ft, 2 bedroom and Great Room with Viking Range, all off the grid, with solar and wind-generated power! Views are down the canyon from this comfortable home, included in the purchase Solar panels and wind generator above the home The home sits on a small hill with 3 patios surrounding it Another angle of the home's solar array and wind generation. The dining area of the home, from the kitchen Nuggets collected by the seller in the Beehive operation fill the bottom of this gold pan On one of the old rock buildings, this cactus rooted between the rocks and has hung on for years. This parcel is 19.98 acres and includes the Dun Billy claim. An FM radio tower, visible near the top of the photo, sits above the Octave Mine and produces about $28,000 in annual income on a 20 year transferable lease. The income-producing tower on the property produces about $28,000 in annual income over a 20 year lease. The twin tunnels on the property, about 3/4 of the way to the top, tap into an incredibly dynamic quartz vein structure This long parcel is 85.07 acres in size and includes Golden Rod, Uncle Sam, New Era, Antelope and Grey Devell patented claims. This parcel is 38.56 acres in size and has the Thunderbolt and Verno claims. You will be amazed at where they were able to put this manufactured home and the view and ameniteis it has, for such a remote area. Home was built in 1997 This huge parcel is 123.17 acres and includes Golden Star, Golden Age, Golden Cloud, Golden Standard, Beehive and Highland claims. The highest elevation is on the right, over 4,000 ft. high. The home has a residential well and there is evidence of other water on the property, this near the Beehive Mine Remains of the huge mill at the Beehive Mine, stretching down the mountain Stunning view of the forest and mountain to the North and a 360 degree panorama from the enormouse flat area at the Northern end of the property. Its a cleared area the size of a football field, perfect for a home or many other uses. 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 A portion of the Weaver Cemetery alongside the road up to the home but not on the property Adjacent to the main tunnel, is the former assay office of the huge Beehive Mine complex. Twin Tunnels Headwall and vein of the twin tunnels dig, about 3/4 of the way up the mountain. Quartz veins in this area are very prominent. North tunnel, going down about 45 degrees, of the twin tunnels 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 Not the top of the property, but one of the highest elevations. A stunning 360 degree view looks to the North at wilderness mountains of BLM and Forest Service land, while the BLM land surrounds the entire land on 3 sides. This area is as large as a football field. Rich Hill is adjacent to the property. Here you see the spine of Rich Hill from the top of the Octave/Beehive property. With such a large flat piece of land at the top, it would be a perfect location for a home with a helipad or a variety of structures and uses. A view of the home's enclosed patio on the Eastside, and solar and wind generation system Front patio of the home overlooking the South part of the property with amazing views toward Wickenburg/ This remote and secluded home has all the comforts. There's a caretaker not far away, who watches over the area and there's a remotely-controlled gate around the compound. Top-quality Viking Range on the kichen counter View of the kitchen island and range from the TV area. Bunk beds in the children's bedroom, one of two bedrooms in the home. Master bathrom with large tub. To the right is a shower and flush toilet. The home is on a septic system and has a well. The master bedroom of the home From the dining area, you can see the kitchen counter, refrigerator, and in the background, a stackable washer/dryer set. Close up of the double-sink and kitchen counter Included stackable washer and dryer The container houses a workshop and the battery and charging system for the home's electrical system. Inside the steel cargo container by the home is a small workshop and the battery and charging system for the home's electrical. One of the many workings of the Octave Mine. There's also a second caretaker on that Southern side of the property. Drawing on the wall of a tunnel just off the 500 foot level of shaft 2, where a miner drew a picture of the blue devil ghost with the lamp black of his lantern. Featured in the SyFy show 'Ghost Mines.' Adjacent to one of the tunnels, the rocks of the Octave area The nugget pit excavation, which has produced some of the most stunning collector's samples of gold. The bottom of the pit broke through the top of the nugget tunnel. Near the top of the picture is the site of the Beehive Mine, and you can see the house on the property in the distance. Two miners marvel at the enormous hanging wall in the Octave Mine where miners had dug out the vein in a small space underneath An enormous amount of overburden was removed high up on the mountain, to get down to the vein and nugget tunnels. This location is further uphill from the Beehive Mine area. Closer to the home, is the Verno Tunnel and former operation. This is looking down the claims to the South. Stunning gold sample from the Nugget Pit on the property Nugget from the property Pillar of rock left by the miners to hold up the hanging wall as they dug out the ore below. Horizontal tunnels criss cross underneath the hanging wall. The ore vein dropped at about a 30 degree dip right under the wall. The nugget pit has produced some of the most prized gold samples of the property. You can see the line above where the enormous hole was scrapped down to the gold-bearing rock below. They broke through the top of some of the old tunnels dug there. Gold-bearing rocks of the nugget pit have been exposed. Note the lower rock color and consistency. 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 14125 W Ben Jaffe Boulevard, 0, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Property Description
Looking for a safe haven? An instant bunker? OWN THE LEGEND! Mining Journal Magazine proclaimed in a cover story, ''A first-class mining property!'' The Octave, with 25 miles of tunnels, produced a documented 200,000 oz.of gold, 75,000 oz. of silver. As seen on world-wide media! Here's your chance to own an unique and historic gold property of over 266 acres of patented claims, surrounded by BLM land, including the site of the famous mining town of Octave and the Beehive mine. There's a well on the site, and an energy-efficient home included. Claims follow the 3-mile-long main gold vein and offshoots and rise over 5,000 ft. high with views all the way to Four Peaks. The mines have produced prized collectible gold specimens. Electrical available at the broadcast tower. See the video tour

Details
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Contract Information
Current Price: 3999900
List Price: 3999900
For Sale or Lease?: Sale
Location, Tax & Legal
Map Code/Grid: M43
House Number: 14125
Compass: W
Street Name: Ben Jaffe
St Suffix: Boulevard
City/Town Code: Wickenburg
State/Province: AZ
Zip Code: 85390
Country: USA
County Code: Yavapai
Assessor Number: 204-22-010
Subdivision: 266 patented acres, includes home Premier Arizona gold property
Taxes: 5573
General Property Description
Apx Total Acres: 266.78
Apx Total Acres G/N: G
Apx SqFt G/N: G
Apx Lot Size Range: irregular
Horses: Y
Zoning: mining
Elementary School: Hassayampa Elementary School
Jr. High School: Wickenburg High School
High School: Vulture Peak Middle School
Elem School Dist #: 009 - Wickenburg Unified District
High School Dist #: 009 - Wickenburg Unified District
Remarks & Misc
Geo Lat: 34.144836
Geo Lon: -112.709686
Status Change Info
Status: Active
Status Change Date: 2015-01-12
Legal Info
Township: 09N
Range: 04W
Section: 04
Pmt & Rate Info
Down Payment: 4900000
Equity: 3999900
Assoc/Prop Info
HOA Y/N: N
PAD Fee Y/N: N
HOA 2 Y/N: N
Property Features
Special Listing Cond: N/A
Existing Land Use: Residential Lot; Ranch; Mine; Other (See Rmks)
Zoned Presently: Other (See Rmks)
Potential Use: Other (See Rmks)
Parcel Size: 120.00 - 299.99 Acre
Development Status: Raw Land
Land Features: Mountain View(s); Adjacent to Wash; Borders Pres/Pub Lnd
Elevation: 2,001 - 3,000 Ft; 4,001 - 5,000 Ft
Elevation Source: Global Position Sys
Vegetation: Natural Vegetation; High Desert; Chaparral Scrub
Land Configuration: Irregular Shape
Roads/Streets: Dirt/Gravel
Traffic Count: Unknown
Freeway/Highway: Over 5.1 Miles
Topography: Gentle Sloping; Hillside; Rolling; Existing Wash(s); Mountainous
Existing Structures: Residence; Other (See Rmks)
Water: Domestic Well
Sewer: Septic; Septic-In & Connectd
Electric: Solar; Generator; Other (See Rmks)
Gas: Propane Bottled
Distance to Cable: Call Listing Office
Distance to Phone: Call Listing Office
Distance to Water: On Property
Distance to Electric: Call Listing Office
Distance to Gas: Call Listing Office
Distance to Sewer: None
Existing 1st Loan: Treat as Free&Clear
Existing 1st Ln Type: Not Applicable
Existing 1st Ln Trms: Non Assumable
Existing 2nd Loan: Treat as Free&Clear
Existing 2nd Ln Type: Not Applicable
Existing 2nd Ln Trms: Not Applicable
Existing 3rd Loan: Treat as Free&Clear
Existing 3rd Ln Type: Not Applicable
Existing 3rd Ln Trms: Not Applicable
Existing Other Loan: Not Applicable
New Financing: Cash; Conventional
Special: Unincorporated Area
Use Restrictions: Other (See Rmks)
Reports/Disclosures: Seller Prop Disc Stm; ALTA Survey Alba; Water Well Report
Environmental: Other (See Rmks)
Fencing: Partial

Listing Office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

Last Updated: August - 18 - 2017

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