Colorado Real Estate

Home | Property Search | List Your Property | Members | About

40ac MiningClaimCreek GrandCountyCOFinance

For Sale: 40 Acres Priced At $3,500 (USD)
Grand County, Fraser, Colorado, United States
Property Images Property location map and directions
This is a legally registered, unpatented, 40 acre placer gold and gem Mining Claim for sale, the Keyser Creek #10, with Keyser Creek running thru the claim for over 1320 feet.
The creek runs thru an extended meadow on the claim where you can camp by the creek.
Located about 14 miles west of the quaint mountain town of Fraser, Grand County Colorado, and only 20 miles to the Winter Park Resort area.

There are some nice, large bends in the creek making for excellent gold catching areas.
Also a good area for gem prospecting up the mountain ridges.
Located in a beautiful forest of pines and aspens.
Scroll down lower left on this listing to see larger pdf file maps and satellite view.

This area known as the Fraser River Valley is surrounded by mountains including Ptarmigan Peak, that allows for winter snowfall mountain runoff to bring down minerals to Keyser Creek on each annual winter thaw.
Situated in a beautiful alpine valley, Fraser is a good choice for relaxation year round.
The town usually gets recognized together as Winter Park/Fraser, as it’s only minutes from its ski resort neighbor.

National Forests remained open at all times during the virus with a televised invitation by the Director for families to visit them as safe places for family recreation, making our mining claims some of the safest places for your family to enjoy and get away from all the nonsense.

A mining claim is an affordable way to enjoy the beauty of the land combined with the adventure of panning for gold and using your rock hammer for gens up the mountain ridges on the claim.
Owning a mining claim is having access to a lifetime of great family fun and recreation, in a very beautiful, natural setting.

We feel we are selling more than the gold and gems 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.

Besides gold, this area is also known for having precious and semi-precious gemstones, including the state named gemstone aquamarine, and gems such as fluorite, turquoise, crystals, opals, topaz, amethyst, and smoky quartz.

About an hour north is the Grand Lake area known with the whole county as the snowmobiling capital of Colorado, and our claims here all have such access during the Winter.
There are several places in the town of Fraser and Grand Lake to rent snowmobiles if you do not have your own, with guided tours if you choose.
See the Snowmobile Trail Map further down the listing pictures.

Another good sign for our claims here are the other experienced prospectors who have claims throughout Grand County as most of the county is now all claimed up.

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, and which payment option you choose:

Total price of $3500, that can be paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment,
or $3500, paying $1750 first month, and $1750 2nd month,
or $3500, paying $1500 first month, $1000 2nd month, and $1000 3rd month.
A $99 deed processing fee is paid with final payment.

Owner financing, No credit check. No interest charged.
No down payment.
You can use the claim as yours while making monthly payments.
Ownership transfer after final monthly payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.

Copy and Paste link into your browser
to see current Gold Prices over $1700 per ounce:

Copy and paste link into your browser,
To see this geological region as having gold and gems:

I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
I am 71 and my wife 68, and we have gained the experience to select the best areas to locate claims.

This is an ideal place to own a mining claim, being only 14 miles from the very cool mountain town of Fraser and then also near Winter Park.
Though you are out in the wilderness, all the necessities are close by.
Outdoor activity does not stop here in the Winter.
Grand County is known as the snowmobiling capital of Colorado.

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.” This is very difficult to get.
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.

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.

Locals are aware of the gold panning potential in the creeks in this area, and the whole county area has a number of prospectors owning and working their claims for years.

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.

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 Keyser Creek. The area once prospected by early settlers, the area creeks are still considered to contain placer gold.

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.

Grand County has a number of beautiful lakes, see listing pictures.
The area also has two state wildlife areas, with great opportunities for wildlife viewing.

This is a 40 acre unpatented, gold mining placer claim, the Keyser Creek #10, with over 1320 feet of beautiful creek to prospect, 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 40 acres, and use your 40 acres recreationally for camping and prospecting in an awesome, beautiful area.

40 acres = 1320 ft. x 1320 ft.

Camp on your claim or in the area’s national forest campgrounds.
A claim owner does not need permission nor a permit 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 our visits to the claim, we gathered in and around the creek, approx. 1/8 of an ounce of gold, being worth about $220. 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 $1700/ounce. Though we could never guarantee what you will find, we did locate this claim in an historically rich area for gold and gem prospecting.
Gold has gone up over $400 in the past 3 years.

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.

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:

Fraser doesn't shut down for any season. Winter has downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling.
Nearly 600 miles of hiking, biking,,horseback riding, and ATV trails can be found in the area, and plan a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.
The national forest is a playground for campers, hunters, fishers and scenic drivers.

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

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.

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.
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.
This claim has direct legal road access on a good National Forest dirt road, with areas for camping, and gold and gems 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 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 $330. By doing this, you keep the claim forever. Need 2 or more names on your deeds. You must be a current US citizen with a US address to own a mining claim in the US. There are no separate taxes on mining claims in Colorado,
I have paid the fee for this year, not due again until September 1, 2022.
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.

The Keyser Creek #10 is gold and gem placer mining claim ideally situated on Keyser Creek, surrounded by beautiful Rocky Mountain ranges.

Your 40 acres is the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 34, Township 1 South, Range 77 West, 6th Prime Meridian, known as the Keyser Creek #10 mining claim, in the Rocky Mountains.
BLM claim number: CO105260448

Driving Directions:
About 14 miles west of the quaint mountain town of Fraser.
Hwy 73 west out of Fraser to County Rd 50 S, to CO Rd, 32,
Then left on claim road, Forest Service Road 325.
Then using mining claim gps coordinates to the claim listed further down this listing.
About 90 miles west of Denver

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

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.
Additional Features:

Flatter camping areas on the claim.
Year round creek on the claim for panning.
Fishing in the creek.
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.

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.

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, and which payment option you choose:

Total price of $3500, that can be paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment,
or $3500, paying $1750 first month, and $1750 2nd month,
or $3500, paying $1500 first month, $1000 2nd month, and $1000 3rd month.
A $99 deed processing fee is paid with final payment.

Owner financing, No credit check. No interest charged.
No down payment.
You can use the claim as yours while making monthly payments.
Ownership transfer after final monthly payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.

After receiving your final payment, your ownership of the 40 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 40 acre claim.


“You are awesome!!! I cannot thank you enough.
I seriously can’t say thanks enough for making this process so seamless. I look forward to visiting the claim in the coming weeks! If more claims pop up around this Colorado location, I have a buddy who is interested as well.”

"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 30 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 5 sites online for over 25 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:
Keyser Creek #10

NW 39.9115, -105.9843
NE 39.9115, -105.9786
SW 39.9072, -105.9843
SE 39.9072, -105.9786

Area Information Links: Copy & Paste to Browser

Town of Fraser

More Fraser info

Winter Park Resort

Grand County Information

How to successfully pan for gold

Use of creek powered sluice box

One of many places to sell your gold findings

Visitor’s Guide to Colorado Gemstones

Town of Grand Lake

Town of Granby

Granby area attractions

A great Grand Lakefront place to stay

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort

Williams Fork Reservoir

Shadow Mountain Lake

Arapaho National Forest

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

Rocky Mountain National Park

For more information visit:

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

PDF Documents / Brochures
Open Document   Claim topography location map pdf file
Open Document   GPS corners map pdf file
Open Document   Satellite GPS corners map pdf file
Open Document   Satellite view camping spots pdf file

Property Location
City/Town: Fraser
County: Grand County
Zip/Postal Code: 80442
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

Have questions about this property? Ask the owner/seller by using the form below.
  Contact Michael Leu
Your Name
Your Email Address
Your Phone
Your Cell
Questions or Comments*

LSL Listing ID: 59788

Keyser Creek, claim creek
Keyser Creek, claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

Claim creek
Claim creek

Claim topography location map
Claim topography location map

GPS corners map
GPS corners map

Satellite GPS corners map
Satellite GPS corners map

Satellite view camping spots
Satellite view camping spots

Claim area Fall colors
Claim area Fall colors

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim road sign
Claim road sign

Claim road views
Claim road views

Claim road
Claim road

Claim road
Claim road

Snowmobile trails map
Snowmobile trails map

Miles of snow mobile trails
Miles of snow mobile trails

Grand County location map
Grand County location map

On the way to claim road views
On the way to claim road views

Area wildlife
Area wildlife

Fluorite used for jewelry on our claims
Fluorite used for jewelry on our claims

Smoky quartz on our claims
Smoky quartz on our claims

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

Creek powered sluice box
Creek powered sluice box

Grand Lake
Grand Lake

Lake Granby
Lake Granby

Shadow Mountain Lake
Shadow Mountain Lake

Free Gold Panning Kit
Free Gold Panning Kit

Country Region
Sale Price
Print This Property
Sellers Listings
Have Questions About This Property? Need More Information? Send a Message to The Property Owner or Seller...
Similar Colorado Properties
Power and Acreage - 7.79 Acres in Colorado Property Sold near Hartsel, Colorado (Farm, Ranch Land, Hunting Land, Waterfront)
Finance 40 Acres Colorado MiningClaim w/Creek Property For Sale near Montezuma, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)
Vail, CO 40 Acres Mining Claim Creek Finance Property For Sale Eagle County, near Vail, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)
Finance Colorado 40 Acres MiningClaim w/Creek Property For Sale near Leadville, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)
Park County CO 40 acre Mining Claim Creek Property For Sale near Jefferson, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)

More Real Estate Offered by Michael Leu
40Acres MiningClaimCreek GrandCountyCOFinance Property For Sale Grand County, near Fraser, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)
MiningClaim40Acres GrandCountyCOCreek Finance Property For Sale Grand County, near Fraser, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)
40Acres GrandCountyCOMiningClaimCreek Finance Property For Sale Grand County, near Fraser, Colorado (Hunting Land, Waterfront, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO)
Sedona 40 AZ Acres FinanceGold&GemMiningClaim Property For Sale near Sedona, Arizona (Hunting Land, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO, Recreational Property)
40 Acres Arizona Gold&Gem MiningClaim Finance Property For Sale Gila County, near Tonto Basin, Arizona (Hunting Land, Mountain Real Estate, FSBO, Recreational Property)

When purchasing real estate always use a reputable title and escrow company.
LandSaleListings is a real estate listing service. Property information is submitted by third parties and is not verified.

Please report content that you find inaccurate or questionable.

United States Land For Sale
Alabama Land for Sale | Alaska Land for Sale | Arizona Land for Sale | Arkansas Land for Sale | California Land for Sale | Colorado Land for Sale | Connecticut Land for Sale | Delaware Land for Sale | Florida Land for Sale | Georgia Land for Sale | Hawaii Land for Sale | Idaho Land for Sale | Illinois Land for Sale | Indiana Land for Sale | Iowa Land for Sale | Kansas Land for Sale | Kentucky Land for Sale | Louisiana Land for Sale | Maine Land for Sale | Maryland Land for Sale | Massachusetts Land for Sale | Michigan Land for Sale | Minnesota Land for Sale | Mississippi Land for Sale | Missouri Land for Sale | Montana Land for Sale | Nebraska Land for Sale | Nevada Land for Sale | New Hampshire Land for Sale | New Jersey Land for Sale | New Mexico Land for Sale | New York Land for Sale | North Carolina Land for Sale | North Dakota Land for Sale | Ohio Land for Sale | Oklahoma Land for Sale | Oregon Land for Sale | Pennsylvania Land for Sale | Rhode Island Land for Sale | South Carolina Land for Sale | South Dakota Land for Sale | Tennessee Land for Sale | Texas Land for Sale | Utah Land for Sale | Vermont Land for Sale | Virginia Land for Sale | Washington Land for Sale | West Virginia Land for Sale | Wisconsin Land for Sale | Wyoming Land for Sale

LandSaleListings on Facebook

Property Search  |   List Your Property  |   Privacy Policy  |   Terms Of Use  |   Contact Us  |   Top of Page

Copyright ©2007-2021 LandSaleListings All Rights Reserved.

Land For Sale, Homes For Sale, Farms For Sale, Real Estate Listings - LandSaleListings