FootPrints claim research and mapping software was designed specifically with the modern prospector in mind. The program offers a variety of information, including: Aerial Imagery, Land Ownership (both Placer & Lode Claims + Patents), Topo Maps, Geology, Historic Mines, Shaded Elevation, Water Flow Visualization, and much more! The program is GPS capable and will also allow you to create and print your own custom maps. No Internet connection is required! One of the best tools out there for researching areas to hunt right from your home PC or laptop in the field.
Gold Basin, Arizona Edition
The Gold Basin and Lost Basin Mining Districts are in the northwest corner of Arizona. The area is relatively isolated and placer mining in this area was minimal until the 1930's. Gold nuggets are found in the large alluvial fans extending from the mountains into the basins. There have also been a tremendous amount of meteorites recovered here.
This area is perfect for extended prospecting trips. It's less than a two hour drive across the Colorado River from Las Vegas, Nevada. The area is relatively remote with the small towns of Meadview, AZ and Dolan Springs, AZ being the closest settlements. This region has produced many large nuggets and offers excellent metal detecting and dry-washing.
Covering almost 200 square miles
Transparent & Base Topo Maps
Land Ownership Showing:
Lode Claims & Mineral Patents.
Extensive Geology Showing:
Faults & Historical Placers.
Windows 2000 or newer including XP, Vista and Windows 7
32 or 64 bit operating system
125 Mb of memory
2.5 Gb of Disk Space
Internet Explorer Browser (required for GPS download Function)