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20 acres with Creek Colorado Mining Claim

Sold: 20 Acres Priced At $2,000 (USD)
Park County, Jefferson, Colorado, United States
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This is a legally registered, 20 acre gold Mining Claim for sale,
the Jefferson Creek Gold #4.
Total price of $2000 for a one time full payment.
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 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.

This claim is less than an hour from where the TV show Gold Rush was filmed on location at the Todd Hoffman mining claim near Fairplay. Link to that show below:

Gold Rush TV show: copy and paste link into your browser.

The Jefferson Lake Recreation area is just 3 miles north up the road, with beautiful Jefferson Lake and a boat ramp for boating, and the lake is known for excellent fishing.
This claim lies within Colorado’s historically rich, mineral belt.
Camp on your claim, or the nearby national forest campgrounds.
3 great campgrounds on the claim road, and a picnic area.

The largest nugget unearthed from this area and possibly all of Colorado, was discovered just north of our claim. It weighs an exceptional 9.3 pounds and is referred to as “Tom’s Baby”. This Nugget is the centerpiece of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Mineral Collection, and can still be viewed and enjoyed today at the museum.

The discovery of gold in 1859 brought thousands of prospectors to this exact area.
A new mining camp called “Fair Play” was established. Be a part of your own gold prospecting journey in having your own mining claim as those who came before you.
It is a little known fact that Park County contains the highest gold and silver mines in North America. It also contains some of the highest historic ranches and a wealth of historic railroad sites. Some working ranches in the region provide accommodations and access to private fishing. Visitors who take advantage of Park County’s attractions do so in a beautiful mountain area that has remained relatively unchanged for more than 100 years.

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.

This is an historical area for gold prospecting on Jefferson Creek.
I know of no more accessible places in this area to locate a claim.

This is a 20 acre unpatented, gold mining placer claim, the Jefferson Creek Gold #4, with Jefferson Creek running thru the claim and is in Park County, Colorado, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and the Pike National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Lakewood, CO. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 20 acres, and use your 20 acres recreationally for camping and prospecting in an awesome, beautiful area.

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, 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.
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.

Over a weekend, I gathered in and around the creek, approx. 1/8 of an ounce of gold, being worth about $150. 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 20 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 2 ounces, you will have paid for your claim.

20 acres: = 871,200 sq.ft., 660 x 1320 ft.

With 14,000-foot peaks, a rolling and colorful river valley, mining history, twisting and ancient bristlecone pine and abundant wildlife, Colorado's Park County is one of the state's most beautiful designated heritage areas and is home to the towns of FairPlay, Alma, and Jefferson.

One of the favorite Centennial State drives sweeps drivers from atop Kenosha Pass and swoops them down into the South Park valley, where they find a delightful contrast of green ranchland, oxbowed creeks and soaring, snowcapped mountain summits.

The term South Park was first used in the 1840s by hunters and trappers who traversed the Rocky Mountains. Ten years later, word spread across America of three successful gold strikes in Colorado (Check out Colorado Ghost Towns for other Gold Rush-era relics). Fortune seekers flocked to the area and gold camps sprang up overnight. From 1860-1863, Park County boasted $1.5 million in gold extraction. By the 1880s the area was known for its mineral springs, hunting, fishing and wildflower meadows.

Perched high in the Rockies, Park County is a microcosm of Western and natural history. Averaging 9,000 feet in elevation, this compelling region is home to the nation's highest town, ranches, gold mines, mountain passes, and Ute encampments.

This claim has legal road access, on a National Forestry road, with areas for camping, 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 me, as I am the original claim locator.

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 $155. By doing this, you keep the claim forever. One 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, 2019.
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 Park County.

The Jefferson Creek Gold #4 is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated on Jefferson Creek, surrounded by beautiful Rocky Mountain ranges.
This is also an area for gem prospecting, and you have 20 acres to do so.

Your 20 acres is the South 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 25, Township 7 South, Range 76 West, 6th Prime Meridian, known as the Jefferson Creek Gold #4 mining claim, in the Rocky Mountains.
Claim number: CMC290676

From Denver, about 1 1/2 hours, US 6 West, to US 285 south, to north (right) onto County Road 35 (also known as Michigan Creek Road) which continues west, to north on County Road 37 (also known as Jefferson Lake Road), which is the claim road.
About 4 miles to claim from 285/35 junction.
Then using GPS coordinates and maps on the listing to the claim.
Is about 45 minutes west from Fairplay east 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:

Flatter camping areas on the claim or nearby Lodgepole Campground.
Year round Jefferson Creek on the claim for panning.
Trout fishing in Jefferson Creek and Jefferson Lake.
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 20 acres.
You can camp on a claim while prospecting.

TERMS: Total price of $2000 for a one time full payment.
A signed contract will proceed payment.

After receiving payment, your ownership of the 20 acre claim will be legally recorded with the local Bureau of Land Management and Park 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 20 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:
Jefferson Creek Gold #4

NW 39.41558, -105.84041
NE 39.41558, -105.83587
SW 39.4137, -105.84041
SE 39.4137, -105.83587

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How to successfully pan for gold

Use of creek powered sluice box

Jefferson Lake Recreation Area

Town of Fairplay

Park County Information and Attractions

Pike National Forest

Park County Fishing

Town of Bailey on way to claim from Denver

Cool Ski Town of Breckenridge an hour away:

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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   Claim GPS corners map pdf file
Open Document   BLM registered map pdf file

Property Location
City/Town: Jefferson
County: Park
Zip/Postal Code: 80456
State / Province:   Colorado
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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Jefferson Creek, claim creek
Jefferson Creek, claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

Claim GPS corners map
Claim GPS corners map

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim area views
Claim area views

Jefferson Lake
Jefferson Lake

Jefferson Lake boat ramp
Jefferson Lake boat ramp

Jefferson Lake shoreline
Jefferson Lake shoreline

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

Creek powered sluice box
Creek powered sluice box

On the way to the claim
On the way to the claim

On the way to the claim
On the way to the claim

Road to Jefferson Lake
Road to Jefferson Lake

Park County location map
Park County location map

Area fishing map
Area fishing map

One of several campgrounds
One of several campgrounds

Claim creek
Claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

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

Pike National Forest
Pike National Forest

Claim road
Claim road

Picnic area
Picnic area

One of several campgrounds
One of several campgrounds

BLM registered map
BLM registered map

Free Gold Panning Kit
Free Gold Panning Kit

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