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40 ac California Gold Mining Claim Creek

Sold: 40 Acres Priced At $3,500 (USD)
Janesville, California, United States
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This is a legally registered, 40 acre gold Mining Claim for sale, the Pierce Creek Gold #3, in Plumas County 23 miles south of the town of Susanville and 24 miles west of Janesville.

This claim has over 1320 feet of creek running thru the whole claim from north to south, and has some nice bends, acting as an excellent gold catching area.
There is a 2nd creek branch of over 500 feet also on the claim to increase your gold prospecting potential.

Large, cleared camping spots are on the claim for any size vehicle.
There is a side road that leads over to the creek to camp right by the creek and another side road to camp just off the road.
Scroll down lower left on this listing to see larger pdf fie gps corners map showing the creek thru the whole claim, and satellite view of the camping spots,
and satellite view showing at the base of gold rich Diamond Mountain.

Our claims are at the base of Diamond Mountain which has a long history of good gold production from winter snow thaw causing gold to flow down from the mountain into Pierce Creek.
There are a number of other claims in this area being worked by families for years, being another good sign for the gold potential on our claims.

Year round, outdoor enthusiasts are attracted to this area's many streams and lakes, beautiful deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows and lofty peaks.
Our claims here are for those who like a more secluded area, where you feel you are away from it all, where within an hour you can be to Susanville that has a casino and resort hotel.
Located in a beautiful mixed conifer forest, including Douglas-fir, Cedar, and Ponderosa Pines.

We feel we are selling more than the gold and minerals on beautiful land.
You would be acquiring an experience that will give you a good feel for what the old time prospectors must have felt during the days of the original California Gold Rush.

The Plumas County Tax Collector has a value on this claim of $4446.

Link to Gold Prices now over $1600 per ounce

To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and mailing address where I would scan and email you a signed contract.

Total price of $3500 that is paid in a one time full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment.

I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
I am 69 and my wife 66, and we have gained the experience to select the best areas to locate claims.

For the possibility of constructing any building you or others could live in, you need to file a Plan of Operation with the BLM for approval, showing you have developed a “full-time operation” performing “diligent mining.”
You do not need a plan, permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.
You do not need to be a full time prospector to file a Plan for a shed type structure.

A mining claim is an affordable way to enjoy the beauty of the land combined with the adventure of panning for gold.

If within one year you are not satisfied with your claim, you can trade for another comparable claim, just paying the BLM and County transfer fees which will be about $125.

Claim buyer will also receive a new, free, Gold Panning Kit:
One 14 inch Gold Trap pan; One 10.5 inch Gravity Trap pan, One combination sifter/classifier with 7/16 of an inch exit holes, One Gold Guzzler snuffer bottle, One Tweezers/ Magnifying Glass combo tool, One booklet titled "How to Find Gold", and Two plastic bottles.

Camp on your claim with tent or RV, and a claim owner does not need permission nor a permit to camp and prospect. Wheeler Sheep Campground is also nearby that has water and toilets.

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 Pierce Creek Gold #3, with the beautiful Pierce Creek running through the claim, and is in Plumas County, California, in the beautiful Diamond Mountain Range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Plumas National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Sacramento and Plumas 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.

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 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.

Now that we have located the claim, you never have to declare to the BLM any gold or gems you find.
You can prospect as little or as much as you like.

When we located the claim on one weekend, we gathered in and around the creek, approx. 1/4 of an ounce of gold on the claim, being worth about $300. As the BLM does not specify the amount of gold to be found to locate a claim other than gold needs to be discovered, we use this amount for a 40 acre claim as a projection of good gold potential. Someone with more time may find more. Gold prices are over $1200/ounce. Though we could never guarantee what you will find, we did locate this claim in an historically rich area for gold prospecting.

You are allowed to post No Trespassing for Prospecting signs in and around the claim.
A mining claim owner may limit or restrict public recreational use of/or public access across claims or portions of claims that are actively used for prospecting, mining, or processing operations where public recreational use of a claim would endanger or materially interfere with legitimate mining pursuits.

40 acres: = 1320 x 1320 ft.

Plumas County is located in the NE corner of California, where the Sierra and the Cascade Mountains meet. Plumas County has more than 100 lakes and 1000 miles of rivers and creeks with over a million acres of national forest land.
Plumas County offers a high quality of life and the natural beauty of the land is why many choose this area for family fun and recreation.
The numerous lakes and mountain creeks create a playground for those who love the outdoors.
With the beauty of the surrounding mountain ranges, this area is a hiker’s dream.

The nearest town is Janesville. This small town community consists of an elementary school, a park, four churches, two gas stations, a pizza parlor, a coffee shop, a veterinary hospital, a hardware store, a post office, and a few other businesses.

This claim has good legal road access, on a good, dirt forest service road for any type if vehicle, with areas for camping, and gold discovered in surface prospecting. Pierce Creek runs thru the whole claim.

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 us, as we are original claim locators.

Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and Plumas 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 simple form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $330. By doing this, you keep the claim forever. 2 names needed on your deed. You must be a current US citizen with a US address to own a mining claim in the US.
The fee is due again September 1, 2020.
I have paid the County taxes of $60 not due again until Summer 2021.
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.

The Pierce Creek Gold #3, is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated in Plumas County, that has a history of rich gold discoveries.

Your 40 acres is the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 20, Township 28 North, Range 12 East, Mount Diablo Base Line and Meridian, known as the Pierce Creek Gold #3 mining claim, in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains, in the Diamond Mountain Range.
Claim number: CAMC 321522

Driving Directions:
From Susanville about 23 miles, about 1 hour and 20 minutes, take Richmond Road south to right on Gold Run Road, to left on Diamond Mountain Road, to left on Diamond Mountain MTY, to Forest Road 28N02 continuing south which becomes 28N31 to the eastern side of the claim, to Forest Road 28N19 to the western side of the claim, then using GPS coordinates below to the claim.

From Janesville about 39 miles to claim, about an hour and 20 minutes, US-395 south, to right on Janesville Grade Road, to left on Forest Road 28N01, continuing on FR 28N01 past Antelope Lake on your right, to right on Indian Creek Road by the Antelope Valley Reservoir, to left on Fruit Growers Blvd., to right on Pierce Creek Mtwy which becomes also FR 28N31 to the eastern part of the claim, and continue to FR 28N19 to western part of the claim.
Then using using the GPS coordinates listed below to the claim corners.

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.

Pierce Creek running through the claim is a unique advantage for gold prospecting and prospectors always look for creek bends as on this claim for where the gold accumulates.
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.
Additional Features:

Pure Pierce Creek running thru the claim for panning.
Fishing in Pierce Creek.
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.
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.

TERMS: To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and mailing address where I would scan and email you a signed contract.

Total price of $3500 that is paid in a one time full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment.

After receiving your payment, your ownership of the 40 acre claim will be legally recorded with the local Bureau of Land Management and Plumas 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.


"We purchased a 40 acre claim in California from Mr. Leu. Our claim is everything he told us it would be: Beautiful area, great for family camping outings, and, we have found gold while panning in the creek on our claim. We could not be happier with our purchase!"

"Living in Colorado, the purchase of our mining claim from you has been great for family fun and recreation. We have camped overnight a number of times, and panned for gold in the creek. We were even able to find gold flakes on several of our attempts. Thank you so much!."

"We purchased 2 mining claims from Michael Leu over the last 2 years, one in California, and one In Colorado. We have been to our claims on several occasions, and we could not be happier! They are exactly as described, and our camping on our claims and prospecting in the creek on each claim is the highlight of our vacations. You can trust Mr. Leu. If you are looking for a great time in the awesome beauty of the west, buying a mining claim from Mr. Leu will be a blessing."

And just a note of encouragement for you if purchase:
My wife and I have located, prospected on, and sold mining claims in
California, Colorado, & Arizona, going on now 10 years.
You can trust we will process your notarized deeds correctly and quickly.
In that mining claims are processed thru the Bureau of Land Management, a
Federal Govt. agency, not following thru per our legally signed contract, would be a federal crime. I certainly will do what I say, and would never put myself nor my wife in any legal jeopardy.
Also, we have sold properties on 4 sites online for over 10 years:
Landsalelistings, Landwatch, LandandFarm, and LandsofAmerica.
Our continued good status on these sites is due to our always following thru, as just one time we would not, we would not be allowed to sell on these sites ever again.


GPS Coordinates:
Pierce Creek Gold #3

NW 40.26811, -120.65637
NE 40.26811, -120.65168
SW 40.26454, -120.65637
SE 40.26454, -120.65168

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How to successfully pan for gold

Use of creek powered sluice box

One of many places to sell your gold findings

Plumas County Information

Wheeler Sheep Campground

Diamond Mountain

Town of Susanville

Lake Almanor

Honey Lake

Antelope Lake

Gold History of Plumas County

Plumas National Forest

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

PDF Documents / Brochures
Open Document   GPS Corners Map pdf file
Open Document   Satellite view side roads camping spots pdf file
Open Document   Claim topography location map pdf file
Open Document   Satellite view claim at base of gold bearing Diamond Mountain

Property Location
City/Town: Janesville
Zip/Postal Code: 96114
State / Province:   California
Country: United States
Property Location Map, GPS Coordinates & Directions

Owner / Agent / Sellers Information

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

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Pierce Creek, claim creek
Pierce Creek, claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

Satellite view base of gold rich Diamond Mountain
Satellite view base of gold rich Diamond Mountain

Claim road
Claim road

Claim road
Claim road

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim area Fall colors
Claim area Fall colors

GPS corners map
GPS corners map

Satellite view side roads camping spots
Satellite view side roads camping spots

Claim topography location map
Claim topography location map

Claim location post with Location Notice
Claim location post with Location Notice

Claim forest
Claim forest

Located in a beautiful mixed conifer forest, including Douglas-fir, Cedar, and Ponderosa Pines.
Located in a beautiful mixed conifer forest, including Douglas-fir, Cedar, and Ponderosa Pines.

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

Claim area views
Claim area views

Town of Susanville
Town of Susanville

Free panning kit
Free panning kit

Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor

Plumas County location map
Plumas County location map

Views on the way to the claim
Views on the way to the claim

Claim area views
Claim area views

Honey Lake
Honey Lake

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Claim area views

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