For Immediate Sale! PATENTED Mining Group, The Ralpa Leta / Kelso Group on Mt. Kelso accessed via the trailhead of Greys and Torreys Mountains! The patented mining claims are all 100% ownership and include:
“Ora Bell” MS#2094 4.6 Acres, “Ralpha Leta” MS#2095 3.9 Acres, “Mamie” MS#2106A 3.87 Acres
12.37 total connected acreage on Mt. Kelso, Arapahoe National Forest.

Drone flyover of the area, these are probably the Patented Claims referred to in the video!

This is a great spot for back country access to your own private land that buys you some of the best Powder stashes in Colorado in the winter and an awesome alternative to the popular Greys and Torreys Hiking Trail in the summer - or a great place to leap onto it! Keep in mind it is also, and was originally intended as, a great place for Gold Mining and prospecting!

These Patented Mining Claims are among some of the earliest and best claims in the area. The famous Grizzly Tunnel went nearby and it is within walking distance to the renowned Stevens Mine and Santiago Mine. The Santiago claims are currently for sale at $33,000,000! Based on mineral values (Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead) the Ralpha Leta / Kelso Claims are believed to have comparable reserves but can be had for the value of the real estate alone! Keep in mind these are Patented Mining Claims, you will own 100% of the Surface Rights as well as 100% of the Mineral Rights. Meaning unlike unpatented mining claims you don’t have to file on and show improvements to them yearly. You simply pay taxes on the property and own it outright. Current taxes are Ralpha Leta $15.38/yr, Ora Bell $18.06/yr, Mamie $14.72/yr.
The 3 Individual Patented Mining Claims together comprise 12.37 connected acres of high country that apex the Gold / Silver ore veins. Asking Price $65,000 for the group, lease pricing and negotiation available, email: c.stone at

Ed Lewandowski, President of the highly regarded Broken Handle Mining Company is my mentor and friend. He passed me these claims years ago along with the background geological reports, maps and invaluable research he did on them. Some of that information is available here and original documents and/or copies will be made available to buyer.

More Mining Documents:

1935 USGS PP178
Showing the production GOLD average of the Kelso Mining Group at 3.86oz Gold/ton

1883 Colorado Mining Directory on the Ralpha Leta

1880 History of Clear Creek and Boulder

1985 "The Mining Record" Article on Broken Handle Co. Mines

1981 Broken Handle working the Kelso Claims


Back country bliss links!

Kelso Mountain — Front Range Ski Mountaineering.pdf

Kelso Mountain, Colorado (Elevation 13164 Feet) - My Hike and Photos.pdf

Peak Review_ Mount Kelso (Elevation 13,164-feet).pdf

A link to the neighboring Santiago mine is here:

Famous Santiago Gold and Silver Mines seeking investor_ JV partner.pdf

Ed Lewandowski of the Famous Broken Handle Mining Company (google it!), let the lesser valued unpatented claims go when he decided to concentrate on the Patented areas for maximum value and security of claim. He is my mentor and friend and sold me the patented claims. Gold Rush Expeditions has photos and history of one of the Unpatented mining claims staked to support the Patented Mining Claims on the summit (unpatented means you get mineral rights but no rights to the surface or ownership of the land which is why they are so much cheaper, you don't own them.). Gold Rush Expeditions restaked Ed's claims and sold them here:
GRE Inc-Historic Broken Handle Mine-17 ac Lode Claim-1.pdf

Last here are the Clear Creek County surveys of the area that show rough property boundaries.