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Colorado Mining Claim 37 or 74 ac. w/Creek

For Sale: 37 Acres Priced At $2,000 (USD)
Grand County, Granby, Colorado, United States
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This is a legally registered, 37 acre gold Mining Claim for sale,
the Kauffman Creek Gold #4. Total price of $2000.
A signed contract will precede payment.
I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
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 new ownership transfer fees of $70.

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. See what we found over a 3 day weekend, lower down on the listing.

When buy this Kauffman Creek Gold #4 claim,
the 37 acre claim adjacent east, Kauffman Creek Gold #5, can also be purchased for just $1500 if want 74 claim acres.

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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.

Though paved county highway 125 is only 2 miles west, the way into these claims allows for being away from it all, including people.
1. You can follow Kauffman Creek Road (FR 121) east off of HWY 125 to the end of the road, GPS at 125/121: 40.268204, -106.083301,
where there is a nice, cleared camping spot, where then you can hike east 1/2 mile to the claim,
OR
2. From 125 to 121 east, then a good dirt, forest service road 422 that goes south then east, to a 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle road all the way to the claims, going about 1.3 miles.
3. 4 wheel drive road going north/422 junction is at the GPS,
40.261432, -106.058317

See listing maps for these 2 routes, lower left on the listing to larger pdf files.
Best time to access: late Spring thru early Winter.

Locals are aware of the gold panning potential in Kauffman Creek, and now that we have located our claims there, I know of no other accessible areas available.

According to geologists, placer gold deposits are present in nearly every creek in this Rocky Mountain area. This area in particular is surrounded by gold-bearing creeks, including Kauffman Creek. Prospected by early settlers, both are still considered to contain placer gold.

Camp on your claim or at nearby Forest Service campgrounds.

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 also an area where you can explore and prospect for gems off the creek on your claim.

This is an historical area for gold prospecting, on Kauffman Creek just 25 minutes to the town of Granby, 45 minutes from the cool ski town of Winter Park, and about 30 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Claim area has a number of nearby beautiful lakes, see listing pictures.
The area also has two state wildlife areas, with great opportunities for wildlife viewing.

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 37 acre unpatented, gold mining placer claim, the Kauffman Creek Gold #4, with over 1300 feet of beautiful Kauffman Creek running thru the claim and is in Grand County, Colorado, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and the Arapaho National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Lakewood, CO and Grand County. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 37 acres, and use your 37 acres recreationally for camping and prospecting in an awesome, beautiful area.

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

When we located the claim over one weekend, we gathered in and around the creek, approx. 1/4 of an ounce of gold, 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 37 acre claim as a projection of good gold potential. 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.

You are allowed to post No Trespassing for Prospecting signs around the claim.
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37 acres = 1,611,720 sq., feet.
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Grand County is brimming with natural beauty, adventure, and authentic Colorado heritage. Each town has its own distinct character and story to tell. Home to Colorado’s largest natural lake, Grand Lake, and the headwaters of the Colorado River, Grand County offers the most accessible water for recreation in Colorado. Only 67 miles from Denver, Grand County is the ultimate getaway for a genuine Colorado experience.
Search for riches continues in Grand County where Gold Rush miners left off. In 1875 silver, lead, copper, and gold ore were discovered in the Never Summer Range, less than 20 miles from the shores of Grand Lake. A mining boom soon echoed across the region, creating such towns as Gaskill, Dutchtown, Teller City, and Lulu City. Mines like the Ruby, Eureka, Bonanza, and the Wolverine brought eager miners from Georgetown, Denver, and points east.

People in Grand County have mastered the art of relaxation. It would only seem natural, given the spectacular surroundings and the away-from-it-all tranquility of the valleys.
Known for its outdoor activities means Grand County offers ways of restoring sore muscles with the right dose of hot springs soaking, spa treatment, and even a few sips of local vino.
So if you find yourself in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, come on up to Grand County.

Nearby Towns:

Winter Park
The town of Winter Park is home to the Winter Park Resort, Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort.
The area also has abundant cross-country skiing opportunities, and in the spring and summer, Winter Park is known for mountain biking, concerts, hiking, and fishing. This and the many pubs and restaurants make for a fun filled visit.
Granby
Granby was founded in 1905. The town was named after attorney Granby Hillyer, who worked to lay out the town site. Granby was created along the railroad being build by Denver, Northwestern, & Pacific. The site was chosen because of the dry ground and great views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
Grand Lake
Grand Lake was established by pioneers in 1879 and incoproated in 1944; the first settler-prospector was Joseph L. Wescott. Grand Lake Town & Improvement Company as a mining settlement founded Grand Lake, but as the mines played out, beautiful Grand Lake and tourism became the focus of the town.
Hot Sulphur Springs
Hot Sulphur Springs, founded in 1860, is named for the famous and refreshing hot spring in the area. In the past, Ute and Arapaho tribes used the hot springs as their healing waters.
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This claim has legal road access from a county paved road, onto a good Forest Service dirt road to Forest Service 4 wheel drive road, with areas for camping, and gold discovered in surface prospecting.
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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 Grand 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 $310. By doing this, you keep the claim forever. Need 2 or more 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 fee for this year, not due again until September 1, 2018.
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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 Grand County.
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The Kauffman Creek Gold #4 is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated on in a valley on Kauffman Creek, surrounded by beautiful Rocky Mountain ranges.
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Your 37 acres is the NE 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 4 North, Range 77 West, 6th Prime Meridian, known as the Kauffman Creek Gold #4 mining claim, in the Rocky Mountains.
Claim Number CMC289820

About 1 hour 45 minutes from Denver to Granby, via I-70 W and US-40 W, taking CO-125 north, to Kauffman Creek Road, being Forest Service Road 121 going east, where you can hike in 1/2 mile, or for direct road access, continuing south on 422, then east to a 4 wheel drive road going north, about 1.3 miles from 422/4 WD junction to claim.
See maps on the listing.

The claim location monument has a 4 foot wooden post near the creek, with copy of Location Notice attached, as required by the State of Colorado.
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The creek on 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:

No permission nor permit needed to prospect and camp on your mining claim.
For any machinery, you would need to file a Notice of Intent with the BLM for their approval.
Year round Kauffman Creek on the claim for panning.
Fishing is allowed.
Beautiful Rock specimens for you Rock Hounds, as this also is a gem prospecting area.
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.
Prospect, explore, on the whole 37 acres.
You can camp on a claim while prospecting.
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TERMS: Total price of $2000.
A signed contract will precede payment.

When buy this Kauffman Creek Gold #4 claim,
the 37 acre claim adjacent east, Kauffman Creek Gold #5, can also be purchased for just $1500 if want 74 claim acres.

After receiving payment, your ownership of the 37 acre claim will be legally recorded with the local Bureau of Land Management and Grand 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 37 acre claim.

COMMENTS FROM SATISFIED CLAIM BUYERS:

"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 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!"

"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 for over 8 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.

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GPS Coordinates:
Kauffman Creek Gold #4
Irregular shape: see listing maps

NW 40.27459, -106.05211
NE 40.27414, -106.04757
SW 40.27074, -106.05211
SE 40.27074, -106.04874


Area Information Links: Copy & Paste to Browser

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

Nearby town of Granby
http://www.townofgranby.com/

Granby area attractions
https://www.flipsnack.com/townofgranby/granby-visitors-guide.html

Grand County Information
http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/discover-grand-county/

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort
http://hotsulphursprings.com

Williams Fork Reservoir
http://www.anglerguide.com/colorado/williams.html

Lake Granby
http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/discover-grand-county/towns-and-map/granby.html

Grand Lake
http://grandlakechamber.com

Shadow Mountain Lake
http://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&recAreaId=9

Winter Park Ski Resort
http://www.winterparkresort.com/the-mountain/index.aspx

Arapaho National Forest
http://www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapaho_National_Wildlife_Refuge

Rocky Mountain National Park
http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm

Hiking Grand County
http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/activities/summer/hiking-and-backpacking.html

Visit Grand County Pictures
http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/gallery/photo-gallery.html 

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

PDF Documents / Brochures
Open Document   BLM registered map pdf file
Open Document   Claim GPS corners map pdf file
Open Document   Claim route 125 to 4 WDrive Rd., pdf file
Open Document   Claim Topography directions map pdf file

Property Location
Address:
City/Town: Granby
County: Grand
Zip/Postal Code: 80446
State / Province:   Colorado
Country: United States
   
Property Location Map, GPS Coordinates & Directions
 
Directions To Property:
Though paved county highway 125 is only 2 miles west, the way into these claims allows for being away from it all, including people.
1. You can follow Kauffman Creek Road (FR 121) east off of HWY 125 to the end of the road, GPS at 125/121: 40.268204, -106.083301,
where there is a nice, cleared camping spot, where then you can hike east 1/2 mile to the claim,
OR
2. From 125 to 121 east, then a good dirt, forest service road 422 that goes south then east, to a 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle road all the way to the claims, going about 1.3 miles.
3. 4 wheel drive road going north/422 junction is at the GPS,
40.261432, -106.058317
See listing maps for these 2 routes.

GPS Coordinates:
Kauffman Creek Gold #4
Irregular shape: see listing maps

NW 40.27459, -106.05211
NE 40.27414, -106.04757
SW 40.27074, -106.05211
SE 40.27074, -106.04874

Owner / Agent / Sellers Information

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


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LSL Listing ID: 46099

Kauffman Creek, claim creek
Kauffman Creek, claim creek


Claim creek
Claim creek


Claim creek
Claim creek


Claim creek
Claim creek


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


Entry road off of hwy 125
Entry road off of hwy 125


Kauffman Creek Road, 121, going east
Kauffman Creek Road, 121, going east


Road 422 east to 4 WD road
Road 422 east to 4 WD road


4 WDrive road 1.3 miles to claim
4 WDrive road 1.3 miles to claim


Claim Topography directions map,See larger pdf file maps lower left on listing.
Claim Topography directions map,See larger pdf file maps lower left on listing.


BLM registered map
BLM registered map


Claim GPS corners map
Claim GPS corners map


Claim route from 125 to 4 WDrive roadSee larger pdf file maps lower left on listing.
Claim route from 125 to 4 WDrive roadSee larger pdf file maps lower left on listing.


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


Creek powered sluice box
Creek powered sluice box


Grand County location map
Grand County location map


Grand Lake
Grand Lake


Lake Granby
Lake Granby


Shadow Mountain Lake
Shadow Mountain Lake


Williams Fork Reservoir
Williams Fork Reservoir


Claim area views
Claim area views


Claim area views
Claim area views


Claim area views
Claim area views



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