The Molly Marie Prospect is a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, and an opportunity to share in developing a property of this quality will never come again.

A veil of lies, exaggeration, ridicule, fear of ridicule, and overall craziness regarding the Lost Dutchman mine has kept the real story hidden for so long: a incredibly rich mining district that has possibly been mined for centuries.

The following has been demonstrated  within:

  • There is a  large  IOCG deposit located on the Molly Marie Prospect.
  • Because it has been proven within that the district was mined by the Spanish and later the Mexicans, the IOCG deposit is automatically exceptionally gold rich.  The Spanish would have been interested in nothing else.  This type of deposit is exceedingly rare, and is highly sought by even the largest gold mining companies.

To an interested company, group, or individual, the potential of the Molly Marie Prospect can be easily verified by geophysical surveys by drone and  a moderate amount of surface chip sampling.  Even with a small quantity of surface samples of leached rock, four .02 opt Au assays have been gained by the author/owner.

The location of the filled-in pits can also be easily verified by seismic surveys, and possibly with the new passive survey system that uses no cables and requires no hammering.

Within is demonstrated that the bulge in the basalt (the hill dubbed “Cerro Negra”) was the perfect geologic “trap” for gold and the underground core of the mining operation late in the district’s history.  The exact surveyed position of Cerro Negra was mistakenly provided by a Peralta as described in the Salazar Survey page.  This is not just a “compelling argument”; the chances of this happening by coincidence are “0”.

It is foreseen that the Prospect will be mined by shallow underground means, less than 500 feet below the surface at first. Like Goldfield, the best bonanza supergene gold ore at the Prospect is within 100 feet of the surface, and some has been removed as indicated by seismic survey.  However, much supergene ore may remain under basalt and at the bottom of filled-in pits where it was missed by Spanish and Mexican miners.  At the Mormon Stope, high Au grade continued to a depth of 400 feet, and the same would be expected at the Prospect, but in magnitudes-greater volume.

The expected bonanza grade and high-grade ore could be shipped off-site initially, or possibly during the entire life-cycle of the mine.  High-grade  ore would make this possible.  Development waste would be used for backfill, so there would be no permanent waste dumps.

Two high voltage power lines already cross the Prospect (which may have also helped the IOCG deposit avoid discovery), and it is about 600 yards from the west side of the property to a State Highway.
Power Lines Crossing the Property

Considering the geology and history of the property together, the potential for the submarine caldera of the Molly Marie Prospect to contain  a multi-million ounce gold deposit cannot be over-emphasized.  In exploration terms, the Molly Marie Prospect and the surrounding area could be the next “Big One”.

As the world around us unwinds, the price of gold keeps score.  As the price keeps climbing, and exploration and mining  companies begin clamoring for new ideas and targets, the answer is the Molly Marie Prospect.

Historical gold price chart: how much is gold worth? |

There is a great amount of information about the property that has not been included within;  please contact me for further details.


Dan Welch