North Fork of the Salmon River, aka; "The Richest Little River In America".
A region that continues to pay its property owners in heavy quantities of gold.
In all regional stream gravels, gold and platinum is found
Many have done quite a bit of mining in this county with enormous success. Gold is not the only metal of importance in Siskiyou County. The county is said to contain large Platinum Group metal deposits. Platinum on the Salmon River and its tributaries is large, with nuggets up to 1 ounce being recovered. Aside from the placers, lode veins were found and predominantly mined until 1940. The lodes have been known to have had both massive bodies and stringers which ran to high grade pockets. The area was active until the start of World War II, and some prospecting has taken place since.
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Old Diggins is located in the ancient river channel within an elite section of river known as; "The richest little river in America". It sits on the obverse river bar / upriver from / adjacent to; The Kramer Patented Gold Mine at the location of the old Dougherty Placer Mine a past historic hydraulic operation that blew enormous amounts of gold-rich material directly to this receiving area. The property's location is also apprx. 1-mile downriver from two past historic hydraulic operations, (the Red Bank & Haywire mines), that brought massive amounts of gold-carrying material downriver to / through this property. Casual recreational gold-finding methods are abundant. Nuggets up to several ounces are very common in this area. The richness of this region and the gold recovered is documented in multiple County, State, and Federal reports and documents. Every inch of this property needs to be prospected by modern means. There's a pure natural spring on the property with an existing waterline/cable in place - a very rare attribute. Nice swimming hole / Lots of tailing piles.The river isn't deep or murky or with under currents that can be dangerous. The Salmon River watershed is clean, completely undammed & unpolluted with its drainage coming from high upon the summits rather than through large towns & farmlands. Provides wide-ranging opportunity anytime-of-year for gold mining activities - property doesn't freeze in winter months. Overhead is low. No huge financial burdens to employ. Drive right in, set up camp and begin your gold prospecting vacations. The town of Etna is apprx. 30 mi. NE where fuel, groceries, RV parks, cafe's, and other accommodations are easily accessible/ plentiful. Most patentable-ready - Values are there. Situated right next door to a patented gold property; (Kramer patent), / patented for its gold content.
This rare gold property has highly favorable prospects for finding lots of high-grade gold. It offers exclusive anytime-of-year prospecting opportunities on more than one-quarter-mile (four football fields) in length of predominantly virgin current-day river bed and surrounding bench material to prospect, with apprx.10-acres of ancient river channel bar to mine. Small-scale / casual mining activities are abundant. The possibility for great gold reserves is excellent throughout. Testing over time has shown excellent values. This is a property where you should see good gold in your riffles at every cleanup, not just specks of color.
Recent News! It looks like dredging is coming back in 2019!
This is an outstanding dredging property. Samples ave.1/4 - 1 oz. Au p/d / 1 person / no rock mover / 5" dredge. Recent report of up to a 40-oz. pocket having been discovered within this elite 12-mile section of the North Fork. Multi-pound seasons are not uncommon. Overburden pays handsomely. Once on bedrock, there's great potential for gold values to be tremendously rich. Findings indicate high platinum values along this river as well. The property is loaded with gold traps that can build over time into enormous pockets of gold. Any major storms should always be draining rich new high-grade material to this property. The claim should be carrying pretty heavy values.
The richness of this region and the gold recovered is documented in multiple County, State, and Federal reports and documents. Every inch of this property needs to be prospected by modern means..
Conservatively speaking, our river placer properties should contain thousands of ounces of fine gold within their boundaries as well as untold amounts of big fat flakes, jewelry-sized pickers, and very large specimen gold nuggets. Persistent panning should produce an apprx. pennyweight of gold per day using nothing more than a few basic hand tools. Any serious highbanking operation should result in the recovery of a minimum of 2-5 pennyweight a day, (1/8-1/4 oz.). Based on what we have recovered here and on several adjacent claims, any hard worker with a 5-in. dredge should result in an average recovery of 1/4 - 1 oz. of gold per day. (A typical season is about 75-days). This does not include hitting into rich paystreaks, finding specimen gold nuggets, locating gold-filled seams or cracks in bedrock or the abundance of richness that can be found on bedrock, or finding pockets / sources of gold. These are incredible values at today's prices, to say nothing of future bullish gold price speculations.
Each property we offer for sale is situated in gold bearing land in a region where placer and lode mining operations have recovered (and documented) billions of dollars’ worth of gold. In most cases our mining claims will pay for themselves over and over again for decades to come. A past customer recovered approximately one-half of his purchase price in less than two weeks (of dredging) on his mining claim. He moved less than 30-linear feet of streambed. He has approximately 1,290-ft. left to mine (in the river), let alone prospecting any high bench material for placer, pockets, sources / lodes, overall.
This is pocket gold country! where very large gold specimens have been discovered. Natural gold traps in this region have the potential to contain incredible pockets of gold.
Currently there's a moratorium on dredging that is in ongoing litigation, In all probability this property is just getting richer as values continue to accumulate,
This property is rare. A very small percentage of land in the lower 48 is known to contain this quality of richness in gold. Of all the gold claims in the U.S., only a few hundred people own gold properties of this caliber. This is a chance to own one of the very best gold claims in America.
All things considered we are certain you will find this property fairly priced to sell. The price is based upon very positive values recovered on the property - upstream and downstream from the property, and on the current price of gold. This gold claim offers multiple opportunities for mining with great access overall in a remote section of the ancient river channel on a river that is known for its ongoing gold discoveries. The layout of the property is excellent in terms of access, camping, convenience, and challenge. The property has been virtually untouched by modern gold mining methods. We also offer terms -This should speak loudly of the confidence we have in the integrity of the gold properties we sell. Paying quantities of gold is guaranteed.
Rarely will you find one of these particular gold claims being offered for sale.
What one most often finds in any historically productive placer gold mining area is that all the accessible good (mineral-in-character) placer ground is staked up and has been for decades with title maintained. In other instances, some unclaimed land may be "mineral-in-character", but the deposit is situated in extremely rugged utterly inaccessible terrain, steep-walled canyons, sometimes without even an access trail and/or miles from existing roads.
This is a rare opportunity to own a placer gold property that provides excellent access to approximately 1/4 mile of waterway that is historically known as one of the richest gold producers in the United States - where owners find gold in paying quantities rather than just specks of color. This is an area where paying quantities of gold can be found within this property's ancient river gravels, that predominately remain virgin, and very rich in gold.
Included with this sale: One (1) unpatented placer mining claim What's this?
Name: The Old Diggins
Apprx. acreage: 20
River length: Apprx. 1/4 mile
Location: Klamath National Forest, Salmon River Mining District,
North Fork of the Salmon River, Siskiyou County, CA
CAMC Number: 0282451, T40N, R12W, Sec 32, MDM
If you do not know and understand what an unpatented mining claim is, please research and find out before purchasing. We highly recommend the use of due diligence and research regarding laws & regulations pertinent to mining before purchasing any unpatented mining claim.
If the properties are so rich, why is The Claim Post selling (them)?
We are a small independent company that has been conducting our own gold mining ventures in this area for many decades. Over the course of many years, we have worked hard to locate and secure the rights to a handful of high grade gold mining properties in this region; some of which, we are holding onto, and a few of which, we are offering for sale. Available mining properties in this region are rare. We invite you to consider the few mining properties we are offering for sale in this region.
The Salmon River region is an excellent source for finding lots of high-grade gold.
If you're in the market for owning a great gold property, there is no place on Earth where you will find anything quite like this region. Two of the most successful mining clubs in the U.S. have concentrated their efforts in this area... this in itself speaks loudly of this regions' richness. This is a place with excellent potential for getting gold in your riffles every time... where the history of California's gold rush still lives on... where prospectors young and old can experience the thrill of finding gold in one of the richest gold mining regions in America.
If it's quality you seek, contact us when you're ready to own a gold property.
The Claim Post
T: (303) 827-3311
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