We're Reopening the Richest Square Mile on Earth


We're Reopening the Richest Square Mile on Earth

In the quest for gold, GS Mining Company focuses not only on recovering the richest ore, but in doing so with state of the art sustainable and ethical practices. Our goal is to bring dormant mines back to life and revenue, while at the same time enhancing and rejuvenating the environment and communities in which we operate.

This is the remarkable story of the trailblazers behind the rebirth of the Bates Hunter Mine. With at least 85% of the gold in Central City, Colorado left undiscovered, GS Mining Company is leading the revival that is 160 years in the making. 

Come join us for a look at the Bates Hunter Mine revival and so much more.


Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Principles

GS Mining Company is a green company. Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) principles, and all that they stand for provide the foundation for what we are building in Colorado. We believe in it and we practice it.

Located on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, GS Mining Company is a committed guardian of the beautiful and historic communities of Central City and Black Hawk in which we operate. We are dedicated to the health, welfare and protection of the local residents, as well as all people living throughout Colorado’s front range.
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Milling and Mass Balance Report
April 29, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Material source Bates-Hunter 500-foot level bulk sample New rock material was mined from the Bates-Hunter 500-foot level, transported, and milled (pilot scale mill) in the Golden Gilpin Mill. The intent of this study was to calculate a mass balance to determine at a pilot scale which products, and at what concentrations the gold reported to. Also, more importantly to generate a process representative tailings product. These tailings will be utilized for subsequent testing to determine the rheology (flow characteristics at various moisture contents, necessary pozzolanic additive to adjust compressive strength at reasonable set-time, and final additive suite for the ultimate backfill product), as well as the acid-base accounting and toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (ABA/TCLP). 

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Current Projects

Project Information Coming Soon

GSMC announced in 2020 acquisition of the  Becker-Bates Mine (the “Becker”) located in Central City, Colorado. The Becker consists of approximately 6 acres above ground and its mineral rights are contiguous to the Bates Hunter Mine (the “Bates”) currently being operated by the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, the BH Mining Company, LLC. 

Like the Bates, the Becker is a historic mine whose workings date back to the Colorado gold rush in the late nineteenth century. There is an existing shaft at the Becker which, according to historic records, connects to a tunnel emanating from the Bates at the 500-foot level. This connection between the two mines could be of significant value to the Company.

We are happy to report that a thirty-year lease has been executed giving us access to fifteen acres of mineral rights.  The picture below will give you an idea of where the acreage is in relation to the Bates Hunter and Becker Bates. Because of the presence of historical veins throughout this new acquisition, we have designated it as the “Gregory Bates.” The Gregory Bates is made up of a group of separate mining claims, all of which are in our long term lease. A mining claim is a parcel of land that contains valuable mineral veins to which the holder of the claim has access and the right to mine.

Bates Hunter In The News | Boulder Weekly 

A Return To Legacy
It’s 8 a.m. at Central City’s newly reopened Bates Hunter Mine, the sun just peaking over the valley walls. It’s been over 70 years since gold was last mined here, but as the miners begin to arrive at work on a November day in 2018, it feels like they’ve been here all along, like this is where they’re supposed to be. By all appearances today is a normal day, although on the agenda is at least one extraordinary task; after months of removing water from the main shaft, the miners can finally access the 163-foot level, submerged and unseen since an exploratory visit in 2008.

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