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40 ac Colorado Gold+Gem Mining Claim Creek

Sold: 40 Acres Priced At $3,500 (USD)
Grand County, Grand Lake, Colorado, United States
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This is a legally registered, unpatented, 40 acre placer gold Mining Claim for sale, the Stillwater Creek Gold #7.
#8 has been sold,

The claim has over 1320 feet of creek running thru the claim,
The very cool lakefront town of Grand Lake is down the road
A large amount of the claim has meadows with the creek running thru them, where you can camp in the meadows right by the creek.
Scroll down lower left to see a satellite view pdf file.

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.

Copy and paste link below into your browser to see Gold Prices over $1800 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.

One time full payment price of $3500 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.

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.

Copy and paste link below into your browser,
to see a geological report for gold present in this area:

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

Our claim is located by the historical Stillwater Pass, a beautiful well maintained road thru the Rocky Mountains, a drive known for its natural beauty.
The Pass allows for easy access into the wilderness.
Known as a snowmobiling area in the Winter.
This claim is for those who want a more secluded, private setting, as the claim is accessed by an, old logging road where 4WD is needed or a hiking trail goes thru the East side, and a side driveable trial for West entry goes from the Pass to a cleared parking/camp area at the claim boundary.
See satellite view of claim entries lower left on this listing, larger pdf file links.

This Grand Lake area is known 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 Grand Lake to rent snowmobiles if you do not have your own.
See the snowmobile trail map at the end of the pictures.

Stillwater Pass is an easily accessible route that connects Granby to Highway 125. As you gain elevation, you will be awarded with beautiful views from the roadside of the peaks in the distance as well as the roadside wildflowers and wildlife. The area is a very popular OHV area and has many recreational trails along the entire route including the most popular; the Lost Lake Trail. For most of the trail, you will be near rivers and creeks, and there is a lot of wildlife in the area. There is evidence of black bear, moose, elk and deer in the area and moose are in the area. At the bottom of the west side of the pass, the Vagabond Ranch is located at Waypoint 21. The area near the Vagabond Ranch was a hunting ground for the Ute and Arapahoe Indians. At the conflux of Bill Creek and Willow Creek is said to be a sacred ground for the Ute Indians. In the 1800's, the site was used as a stagecoach stop on the route from North Park, WY to Middle Park, CO. There are remains from Gilsonite mining in the area, and the Gilsonite Trail was perhaps the route that the miners used to go to and from the mines.

There are large meadow on the claim with the creek running thru them adding to the beauty of the claims.
Our claim is near Apiatan Mountain, which is known as a source for placer gold that is then deposited into Stillwater Creek from the Winter snowfall thaw.
There are nice cleared camping spots on side roads on each claim, off of the main claim road.
The bends in the creek make for excellent gold catching areas.
Stillwater Campground on Grand Lake is also nearby.
Scroll down lower left on this listing to see larger pdf file satellite view, gps corners map, and topography map.

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 one, 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.

Locals are aware of the gold panning potential in Stillwater Creek, 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 Stillwater Creek. Prospected by early settlers, this creek is 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.

This is an historical area for gold prospecting, on Stillwater Creek just 40 minutes to the town of Grand Lake, 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 40 acre unpatented, gold mining placer claim, the Stillwater Creek Gold #7, with beautiful Stillwater Creek running thru the claims 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 nearby 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 $225.. 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 $1800/ounce and climbing. 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 $300/ounce in just this past year.

You are allowed to post No Trespassing for Prospecting signs in and around the claims.
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:

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.
The claim is on a rough 4WD road that is more suited to ATV’s, off the maintained county dirt road, with areas for camping, and gold discovered in surface prospecting. Easier path to the claim is the west entrance shown on the listing satellite view.

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 claims, which was completed by us, as we are the original claim locators.

Your ownership is legally conveyed via 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. I have paid the fee for this year, not due again until September 1, 2021.
There are no taxes on mining claims in Grand County.
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 Stillwater Creek Gold #7 is a gold placer mining claims, ideally situated on Stillwater Creek, surrounded by beautiful Rocky Mountain ranges.

Your 40 is the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 36, Township 4 North, Range 77 West, 6th Prime Meridian, known as the Stillwater Creek Gold #7, in the Rocky Mountains.
Claim Number: CMC293852

Just 40 minutes from the very cool lake town of Grand Lake.
Out of Grand Lake take 34 West, then North on County Hwy 4, which becomes Stillwater Pass, then using mining claim gps coordinates to the claim, listed below.
Is about 11.5 miles from the Hwy 4/34 junction to the claim.

The claim is accessed via a 4WD old logging road off of Stillwater Pass, and also the Gilsonite Trail goes to the eastern side of the claims, and a side driveable trial for West entry goes from the Pass to a cleared parking/camp area at the claim boundary.
See satellite views with the pictures and pdf file lower left on listing.
This would be for those who want a more secluded claim being off the main Pass road.

Gilsonite Trail is a 12.7 mile back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.
Trail Directions from Granby: Take Highway 40 west to Highway 34. Go north on 34 to County Road 4, near the north edge of Lake Granby. Take County Road 4 northwest to the intersection of Forest Roads 120 and 123. Go left on Road 123 and follow about 6 miles to the Gilsonite Trailhead sign.

The claim location monument has 4 foot wooden post near the creek, with copy of the 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 Stillwater Creek on the claim for panning.
Fishing in Stillwater 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.

Total one time full payment price of $3500 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 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 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 5 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:
Stillwater Creek Gold #7

NW 40.26839, -105.9614
NE 40.26839, -105.95622
SW 40.26495, -105.9614
SE 40.26495, -105.95622

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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

Visitor’s Guide to Colorado Gemstones

Nearby town of Grand Lake

Stillwater Pass

Nearby town of Granby

Granby area attractions

Grand County Information

A great Grand Lakefront place to stay

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort

Williams Fork Reservoir

Lake Granby

Shadow Mountain Lake

Winter Park Ski Resort

Arapaho National Forest

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking Grand County

Visit Grand County Pictures

Gilsonite Trail Web Site

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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 #7 GPS corners map pdf file
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Open Document   Parking to trail pdf file

Property Location
City/Town: Grand Lake
County: Grand County
Zip/Postal Code: 80447
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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Stillwater Creek, claim creek
Stillwater 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

Claim topography location map
Claim topography location map

Stillwater Pass road sign
Stillwater Pass road sign

Forest Road 123 is also Stillwater Pass road 4
Forest Road 123 is also Stillwater Pass road 4

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

Town of Grand Lake
Town of Grand Lake

Claim area map
Claim area map

Views on the way
Views on the way

Creek powered sluice box
Creek powered sluice box

Stillwater Pass info center
Stillwater Pass info center

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim area views
Claim area views

Town of Grand Lake
Town of Grand Lake

Shadow Mountain Lake
Shadow Mountain Lake

Grand County location map
Grand County location map

Free panning kit
Free panning kit

Stillwater Pass
Stillwater Pass

Stillwater Pass
Stillwater Pass

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim area views
Claim area views

Claim area Fall colors
Claim area Fall colors

Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake
Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake

Grand Lake
Grand Lake

Grand Lake beach
Grand Lake beach

Shadow Mountain Lake visitor
Shadow Mountain Lake visitor

Miles of snow mobile trails
Miles of snow mobile trails

Snowmobile trails map
Snowmobile trails map

Smoky quartz on the claim
Smoky quartz on the claim

Claim #7 GPS corners map
Claim #7 GPS corners map

Claim #7 Satellite GPS corners
Claim #7 Satellite GPS corners

Parking to trail
Parking to trail

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