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California 40 acre Gold Mining Claim River

Sold: 40 Acres Priced At $2,950 (USD)
Alpine County, Markleeville, California, United States
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THIS CLAIM HAS BEEN SOLD.

This is a legally registered, 40 acre gold Mining Claim for sale.
Total price of $2950 for a one time full payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.
This is our last claim in CA, and is one of our best for gold.

With an approved BLM Plan of Operation, a building can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim, though you cannot permanently live on a mining claim.
As stated by the BLM, this can be the "construction of a building, road, fence, or enclosure necessary for mining."
Current usage, is what the BLM calls, Casual Use: panning, shovel, rock hammer, metal detector, creek powered sluice box, where no permission nor permit is needed to camp and prospect.

This claim has over 600 feet of river running thru the east side, with a nice bend, which is a good, gold catching area.
Over 600 feet is over 2 football fields in length for your panning and sluicing.
There is also a large, turn off area off the highway with a dirt car trail down to the creek, where you can park, and another path down to the creek to a larger, flat, cleared area.
Scroll down lower left on listing to see a larger pdf file, satellite view of this, along with maps.
Less than 100 yards south, there is a bridge where river crosses under from west to east.
This is where you can get to the rest of the claim from the south.
You can also then prospect off the river on the whole 40 acres with rock hammer and metal detector.

We ran into another prospector upriver from our claim. He told us he really enjoys prospecting this River, and he most always finds gold that is both coarse and rounded which is always a plus on a placer claim. He showed us some little pickers indicating bigger gold will be deeper down. He said he has prospected in other counties, and finds this area by far the best for him for gold prospecting.

In 2019, dredging is being allowed again in California, after over 10 years.
You now have also this option which can increase your gold accumulation.

Camp on your claim, or within walking distance two, free campsites: Centerville Flat and Wolf Creek Campgrounds, or down the road at Silver Creek Campground, a remote but beautiful spot. Has water yet primitive. Many beautiful spots on Silver Creek nearby. Ebbetts pass area is a high elevation wonderland only a few miles away. Great trout fishing. The campground is situated in a beautiful, shady, fir and pine forest on the mountainside.
This campground straddles Highway 4, creating two separate loops containing several single-family sites with picnic tables, food storage lockers and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Mining Claims as an investment: if you purchase a claim from us, at no charge, I would help you if you ever decided to sell in the future.
Mining Claims are a great investment, as claims go up in value over time, just as land does. This is one of the areas of the original California Gold Rush.
Owning a mining claim is having access to a lifetime of great family fun and recreation, in a very beautiful, natural setting.

This is a 40 acre unpatented, gold mining placer claim, the Carson River Gold #5, with the beautiful East Fork Carson River running through the claim, and is in Alpine County, California, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Toiyabe National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Sacramento and Alpine County. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 40 acres, and use your 40 acres, recreationally for camping: tent, camper, or RV, and prospecting: an awesome, beautiful area.

On trips to the claim, I gathered in and around the river, approx. 1/4 of an ounce of gold, being worth about $300. Someone with more time may find more. Gold prices are over $1300/ounce. Though we could never guarantee what you will find, we did locate this claim in an historically rich area for gold prospecting.
Gold has gone up over $100/ounce in just this past year.
With current gold prices being over $1300 per ounce, when you find your first 3 ounces of gold, you will have paid for your claim.
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40 acres: = 1,742,499 sq.ft., 1320 x 1320 ft.
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Alpine County California, the least populated  of 58 counties in California, is located south of Lake Tahoe and north of Yosemite along the crest of the central Sierra Nevada.   The California Alps as Alpine County is fondly referred to, contains 700 square miles of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  Alpine County offers all year alpine recreation, two destination ski resorts, and a variety of lodging and dining facilities.
In the nearby town of Markleeville, you will find a general store, gas station, bar & grill, hotels and much more. Don't forget to bring those fly rods or fishing poles as the Carson River is a well known trophy trout stream with massive rainbows. If you require a night out or more supplies drive thirty minutes and you will be in South Lake Tahoe and the casinos. Need an even larger town, drive an hour and you will be in Carson City, Nevada.
The claim is located in the Historic Mining District Monitor-Mogul. This was a very important silver and gold district in the 1850's & 1860's and produced 5 million in gold and silver.
Located between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe in the California Sierra Nevada mountains, Alpine C0unty is comprised of three geographic areas known for gold prospecting --Bear Valley/Lake Alpine; Kirkwood/Hope Valley; and Markleeville/Woodfords.
Also, with more than 60 lakes and streams, Alpine County is a fisherman’s delight. The East and West Forks of the Carson River offer miles of fishing.
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This claim has good legal road access, on a state paved road, with areas for camping, and gold discovered in surface prospecting. There is a flatter area to turn your car or RV into for camping off of the road.
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A transfer of ownership is a sale of legal, exclusive ownership of a mining claim site. To be a legally recorded claim, gold had to be found on the claim, which was completed by me, as I am the original claim locator.
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Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and Alpine County. A Quit Claim deed is the required legal document per the BLM. Each year, on or before September 1st, you need to file a form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $310. By doing this, you keep the claim forever.
Alpine County taxes are $50 a year, due in the summer.
You will need to have 2 names on your deed. You must be a current US citizen with a US address to own a mining claim in the US. I have paid the $310 fee for this year.
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An unpatented mining claim is a specific parcel of federal land, valuable for a specific mineral deposit or deposits. It is a parcel for which an individual has asserted a legal right of possession and the right to develop and extract a discovered, valuable, mineral deposit.
Mining claims are real property that you can buy, sell, or inherit. After proving the existence of valuable minerals on the land, the claim is legally recorded with the Bureau of Land Management and Alpine County.
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The Carson River Gold #5, is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated in Alpine County, that has a history of rich gold discoveries.
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Your 40 acres is the SW 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 10 North, Range 20 East, Mount Diablo Base Line and Meridian, known as the Carson River Gold #5 mining claim, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 130 miles east of Sacramento, California, with Lake Tahoe, just 45 minutes north.
CAMC 316945

2 1/2 hours from Sacramento, take US-50 East, to CA-89 South, to State Hwy. 4, then gps coordinates to the claim.
An easy paved road, all the way drive. About 8 miles south of Markleeville.

The claim location monument has a 4 foot wooden post with an attached copy of the Location Notice, as required by the State of California.
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The East Fork Carson River running through the claim is a unique advantage for gold prospecting.
Gold always occurs in gravels in the metallic state and when so found has various physical characteristics. Gold is dense and heavy, it has a characteristic metallic color, and it is soft and easily malleable (it is easily formed by hammering). These are the characteristics used by prospectors to identify gold in the field.
Placer gold occurs on the claim as small grains derived from gossan formed by weathering, and oxidation of the gold, copper and iron rich veins. Gold also occurs as grains flakes and small nuggets derived from the erosion of mineralized fault zones on, and upstream from the claim.
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Additional Features:

Lake Tahoe is just 45 minutes north.
Yosemite National Park is 2 1/2 hours south.
Pure running Carson River on the claim for panning.
Great fishing in the Carson River.
Flatter areas for tent or RV camping.
Beautiful Rock specimens for you Rock Hounds
Located in one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the US.
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The Federal Government owns the land.
You are purchasing the mineral rights.
You can legally camp, with camper and RV use of the whole 40 acres. Prospect, explore, and camp on the whole 40 acres.
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TERMS: Total price of $2950 for a one time full payment. A signed contract will precede payment.
After receiving payment, your ownership of the 40 acre claim will be legally recorded with the local Bureau of Land Management and Alpine County. The quit claim deed is the correct document to be recorded for a mining claim, as stated by the BLM. This is not a sharing with others of your 40 acre claim.
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GPS Coordinates:
Carson River Gold #5

NW 38.64367, -119.72825
NE 38.64367, -119.72402
SW 38.63962, -119.72825
SE 38.63962, -119.72402

Area Information Links:

How to successfully pan for gold
http://www.wikihow.com/Pan-for-Gold

Use of creek powered sluice box
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkVVNzBB0RM

Alpine County Information
https://alpinecounty.com

8 miles to Nearby Town of Markleeville
http://www.markleevilleusa.com

35 miles east to Topaz Lake
http://www.monocounty.org/topaz-coleville-walker/

Lake Tahoe
http://www.visitinglaketahoe.com/

Gold History of Alpine County
http://www.calaverashistory.org/overview/alpine-county-overview-history

Yosemite National Park
https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

Toiyabe National Forest
http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf/ 

Land Uses & Features
Recreational Property • Waterfront • Investment Property • Hunting Land • Mountain Real Estate • For Sale By Owner (FSBO) • Views • Private Land

PDF Documents / Brochures
Open Document   Claim BLM registered map pdf file
Open Document   Claim GPS corners map pdf file
Open Document   Satellite view car trail and walking path to river pdf file
Open Document   2 free campgrounds less than 1/4 mile down road pdf file

Property Location
Address:
City/Town: Markleeville
County: Alpine
Zip/Postal Code: 96120
State / Province:   California
Country: United States
   
Property Location Map, GPS Coordinates & Directions
 
Directions To Property:
2 1/2 hours from Sacramento, take US-50 East, to CA-89 South, to State Hwy. 4, then gps coordinates to the claim.
An easy paved road, all the way drive. About 8 miles south of Markleeville.

GPS Coordinates:
Carson River Gold #5

NW 38.64367, -119.72825
NE 38.64367, -119.72402
SW 38.63962, -119.72825
SE 38.63962, -119.72402

Owner / Agent / Sellers Information

Name: Michael Leu
Address: 7705 St. James Dr.
Mentor, Ohio
44060, United States


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LSL Listing ID: 45650

East Fork Carson River, Claim River
East Fork Carson River, Claim River


Claim river and views
Claim river and views


Claim river
Claim river


Claim river
Claim river


Claim river from up on a ridge
Claim river from up on a ridge


Claim river from up on a ridge
Claim river from up on a ridge


Claim river
Claim river


Flatter camping areas by river
Flatter camping areas by river


Claim location post with location notice
Claim location post with location notice


Car trail and walking trail to river.See larger pdf file view lower left on the listing.
Car trail and walking trail to river.See larger pdf file view lower left on the listing.


Claim GPS corners map
Claim GPS corners map


2 free campgrounds less than 1/4 mile down road
2 free campgrounds less than 1/4 mile down road


Claim BLM registered map
Claim BLM registered map


Alpine County location map
Alpine County location map


Claim road and views
Claim road and views


Claim area views
Claim area views


Claim area views
Claim area views


We go where the gold is!
We go where the gold is!


Previous claim buyer of multiple claims,working one of his claims
Previous claim buyer of multiple claims,working one of his claims


Portable creek powered sluice box
Portable creek powered sluice box


Silver Creek Campground down the road
Silver Creek Campground down the road



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