Thank you for reading this. I am a novice when it comes to anything mineral related, but I offered to help a client monetize his gold and silica claims. He holds title to mineral claims on BLM land in California. The in-situ value of the gold is $42B, and the in-situ value of the silica is in excess of $100B.
He does not want to begin mining operations - rather he wants either a loan or an outright sale of some of these claims for other business purposes. He needs to net approximately $1M from the loan or sale, and he is pretty open to ideas.
Since I have no idea where to even start, I thought I would throw this question out to the experts.
Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.