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40 acre Colorado Gold Mining Claim w/Creek

Sold: 40 Acres Priced At $3,500 (USD)
Lyons, Colorado, United States
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This is a legally registered, 40 acre gold Mining Claim for sale, the Saint Vrain Creek Gold #1, located near the town of Lyons.
The large bends in the creek on the claim make for good gold catching areas.

The total one time full payment price for our 40 acre mining claim is $3500,
where your ownership is transferred after receiving payment,
A signed contract will precede payment.

I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
I am 68 and my wife 65, and we have gained the experience to select the best areas to locate claims.

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 Colorado Gold Rush.

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.

A turnout area off of the road is on this claim for easy parking and creek access.
Saint Vrain Creek has working mining claims up and down this road, which was a great sign for us locating claims here. This is a valuable, gold prospecting area.

Nearby are 2 very nice National Forest campgrounds, Peaceful Valley and Pawnee Campgrounds, with campsites, water, and toilets.

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.

Saint Vrain Creek is a tributary of the South Platte River, approximately 32.2 long, in north central Colorado in Boulder County. It drains part of the foothills north of Boulder and the Colorado Piedmont area in the vicinity of Longmont.
Boulder was first populated by miners who flocked to the area when gold was discovered in Boulder Canyon. The citys beginning dates back to February 10, 1859, when a group of foresighted settlers organized the Boulder City Town Company.
During the 19th century, several explorers, including Zebulon Pike, Stephan Long, and later John Fremont, were commissioned to explore the Boulder area. One of Fremont's men named William Gilpin, who later became the first governor of the Colorado Territory, reported that there was gold to be found in Boulder, sparking interest in an area formerly considered unfit for settlement.
The settlement of Colorado was spawned by the lure of gold, due to an economic depression in the eastern United States during the 1850's. The first settlement in Boulder County was established at Red Rocks, now known as Settler's Park, by gold-seekers on October 17, 1858. One of the settlers, A.A. Brookfield, organized the Boulder City Town Company on February 10, 1859 from which Boulder City sprang to life.

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.
Owning a mining claim is having access to a lifetime of great family fun and recreation, in a very beautiful, natural setting.
This is also an area where you can explore and prospect for gems off the creek on your claim.

Just 6 miles NE is the very cool, mountain town of Lyons with great restaurants, bars and shops. and just 40 minutes north is the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park and the famous town of Estes Park.
Nestled in the foothills of Northern Colorado, Lyons is known as the Double Gateway to the Rockies. From tubing and kayaking in the beautiful St. Vrain Creek right in the middle of town, to world class hiking, biking, and fishing, to old-fashioned community events, intimate summer concerts and internationally renowned music festivals at Planet Bluegrass.
Known as the base camp for Rocky Mountain National Park, the mountain village ofEstes Parkoffers all the modern amenities you need with the mountain flare and hometown hospitality youre looking for. Estes Park has a reputation forunique wilderness activities, which means youll find the local experts, the right gear and theguided excursionsto get both the novice and the pro out exploring. In the summer and fall, camping, hiking, cycling, rock climbing and water sports, such as stand-up paddle boarding and whitewater rafting, are available in Estes Park and nearby areas.

Boulder is a city of 100,000, elevation 5,400 feet (1650 meters), located thirty miles northwest of Denver. It's just under an hour's drive fromDenver International Airport, known here as DIA, though its official airport code is DEN. It's also an hour's drive toEstes Park, gateway toRocky Mountain National Park. Boulder is surrounded by a wonderful greenbelt with120 miles of trails. The front range of the Rocky Mountains rises on the west side of town. The Boulder County region is a paradise for hiking, cycling, rock climbing and almost every kind of outdoor activity.
The weather is sunny and dry most of the time, and gets as much sunshine as San Diego. Winters are sunny and dry with occasional snow that melts quickly.

This is an historical area for gold prospecting on Saint Vrain Creek.
This creek is all claimed up as especially locals know of the gold prospecting history of this creek.

This is a 40 acre unpatented, gold mining placer claim, the Saint Vrain Creek Gold #1, with Saint Vrain Creek running thru the claim and is in Boulder County, Colorado, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and the Roosevelt National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Lakewood, and Boulder County.
You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 40 acres, and use your 40 acres recreationally for camping and prospecting in an awesome, beautiful area.

Paved road access all the way to the claim.

With an approved BLM Plan of Operation, a building can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the 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.
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.

On trips to the claim, I 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 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.
Gold in just this past year has gone up over $100 per ounce.
When you find your first 3 ounces, you will have paid for your claim.

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: = 1,742,400 sq.ft., 1320 x 1320 ft.

This claim has legal road access, on a county paved road, with nearby campgrounds, and gold discovered in surface prospecting.

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 the original claim locators.

Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and Park 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 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, 2019.
There are no taxes on mining claims in Colorado.
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 Boulder County.

The Saint Vrain Creek Gold #1 is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated on Saint Vrain Creek, surrounded by beautiful Rocky Mountain ranges.
This is also an area for gem prospecting, and you have 40 acres to do so.

Your 40 acres is the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 3 North, Range 71 West, 6th Prime Meridian, known as the Saint Vrain Creek Gold #1 mining claim, in the Rocky Mountains. Claim Number: CMC290691

Only 1 hour from Denver, paved road all the way to the claim.
Highway 25 north, to 36 west, going thru Boulder to Highway 7 west out of Lyons,
then using claim GPS coordinates below to the claim.
About 6 miles from Lyons to the claim.

The claim location monument has a 4 foot wooden post, and copy of Location Notice, as required by the State of Colorado.

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:

Nearby campgrounds.
Year round Saint Vrain Creek on the claim for panning.
Trout fishing in Saint Vrain Creek.
Beautiful Rock specimens for you Rock Hounds and gem prospecting
Located in one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the US.

The Federal Government owns the land.
You are purchasing the mineral rights.
Prospect, explore, on the whole 40 acres.
You can camp on a claim while prospecting, and campground is just around the corner,

To purchase our claim, I would need your name(s) and address where I would scan and email you a signed contract:

Total one time full payment price is $3500, where your ownership is transferred after receiving payment,
A signed contract will precede payment.
Payment can be made via bank cashiers check, money orders, or bank to bank transfer to our Chase bank account.

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


"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 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:
Saint Vrain Creek Gold #1

NW 40.18622, -105.34414
NE 40.18622, -105.33931
SW 40.18256, -105.34414
SE 40.18256, -105.33931

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How to successfully pan for gold

Use of creek powered sluice box

Where to sell your gold findings

Boulder County Information

Things to do in nearby city of Lyons

Boulder Visiting Center

City of Boulder

Nearby Peaceful Valley Campground, Roosevelt National Forest

Pawnee Campground, Roosevelt National Forest

Roosevelt 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

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Open Document   Claim GPS corners map satellite view pdf file
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Open Document   Turnouts off road easy creek access satellite view pdf file

Property Location
City/Town: Lyons
Zip/Postal Code: 80540
State / Province:   Colorado
Country: United States
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Owner / Agent / Sellers Information

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

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Saint Vrain Creek, claim creek
Saint Vrain Creek, claim creek

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

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

Creek powered sluice box
Creek powered sluice box

Free Gold Panning Kit
Free Gold Panning Kit

Turnouts off road for easy creek access
Turnouts off road for easy creek access

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