Spent three days here. Found most of my gold on the lower/upper part of the claim. Small flakes and flour. Lower end in the field, I did not find any color. Did not make it to the third part of the claim, at lower end.
These claims are only open from June 1st till September 1st each year.New Mexico also uses a general mining permit, check you may be exempt at: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/MMD/MARP/ApplicationAnnualReportForms.html The permits are one for wet conditions and one for dry conditions.