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California 40 Ac.Miningclaim Creeks

Weaverville, CA 96093

Trinity County, California

40 Acres
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California 40 Ac.Miningclaim Creeks : Weaverville : Trinity County : California

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This Claim Has Been Sold.

This is a legally registered, 40 acre gold Mining Claim for sale.

Total price of for a one time full payment. A signed contract will precede payment.

There are no more areas on this creek to locate a claim, as ours are the last.

Year round access as winter snow seldom stays on the ground for long in this area.

Besides Rush Creek, another branch of the creek flows more than 1300 feet on the claim into Rush Creek, making for even more excellent areas to prospect, giving you some 2000 feet of creek to pan for gold on this claim.

Another prospector on this creek showed us his weekend vial of gold, 1 ounce more than the 1850's, miners from around the world came to Weaverville, known as "the golden land," where fortunes could be discovered in the area's creeks. Follow in the footsteps of those first pioneers, in searching for your own "golden land" on your mining claim on Rush Creek.

Camp on your claim, or just up the road is also secluded, not often used, Rush Creek campground. The campground stretches along Rush Creek among Douglas fir, oak and maple. The sound of Rush Creek can be heard throughout the campground. Most campsites are well separated providing good privacy. Fishing is good for brook trout. The campground road and spurs are unpaved. All campsites have fire rings and picnic tables. Some campsites have a Klamath Oven. 10 Sites, Trailers up to 20', no water, vault toilets.

On the purchase of our mining claim, you will also receive for free, a Starter Gold Panning Kit: Everything needed to start prospecting. Includes 10" & 14" pans, 1/2" sieve, sniffer bottle, tweezers, 2 vials and beginners book.

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 one of the areas of the original California Gold Rush.

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 Rush Creek Gold 1, with the beautiful Rush Creek running through the claim, and is in Trinity County, California, in the beautiful mountain range known as the Trinity Alps, and in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Sacramento and Trinity County. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 40 acres, and use your 40 acres, recreationally for camping: tent, camper, or RV, and prospecting: an awesome, beautiful area.

With an approved BLM Plan of Operation, a building could be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim, though you cannot permanently live on a mining claim. Current usage, is what the BLM calls, Casual Use: panning, shovel, rock hammer, metal detector.

When we located the claim on one weekend, we gathered in and around the creek, approx. 1/4 of an ounce of gold, being worth about 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 Though we could never guarantee what you will find, we did locate this claim in an historically rich area for gold prospecting.

You are allowed to post No Trespassing for Prospecting signs around the claim.

40 acres: 1,742,499 sq.ft., 1320 x 1320 ft.

Trinity County has much to offer in outdoor recreation. It doesn't matter if your preference is on land or on water there is plenty of outdoor adventure here and waiting for you.

If you prefer land then the Trinity Alps Wilderness has more than enough to satisfy hikers, campers, bird watchers, nature and other outdoor land recreational enthusiasts. Miles of trails into the mountains provide memorable hiking and horseback riding, while abundant camping facilities provide a place to pitch camp for family outdoor fun.

If you prefer water, then there are the beautiful Trinity, Lewiston, and Ruth lakes, and the Trinity river and many streams provide all the water adventure that you can handle. White water rafting, boating, water sports, and trophy fishing all await you here.

In the early 1850s, miners from around the world came to Weaverville after the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma and the subsequent influx of people into northern California. Perason B. Reading mined the Trinity River near Douglas City at what is now called Reading Bar. News of Reading’s success drew miners to remote diggings.

In 1850, Sacramento newspapers publicized the gold diggings and more miners rushed into the area.

Trinity County is in California Gold Region 6. This region has a number of National Forests where prospecting, mining and panning is done.

This claim has good legal road access, on a county paved road Rush Creek Road, with areas for camping, and gold discovered in surface prospecting. There is a flatter area to turn your car or RV into for camping off of the road.

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 Trinity 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 form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with By doing this, you keep the claim forever. You will need to have 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.

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 Trinity County.

The Rush Creek Gold 1, is a gold placer unpatented mining claim, ideally situated in Trinity County, that has a history of rich gold discoveries.

Besides Rush Creek, another unnamed creek flows more than 1300 feet on the claim into Rush Creek, making for even more excellent areas to prospect.

Your 40 acres is the NE 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 9 West, Mount Diablo Base Line and Meridian, known as the Rush Creek Gold 1 mining claim, in the Trinity Alps Mountains, about 40 miles northwest of Redding, California, and 10 minutes from the town of Weaverville.


From Weaverville: CA-3 North (also known as Trinity Lake Blvd.) for about 4 miles, turn right onto Rush Creek Road, about 1/2 mile to claim using GPS coordinates listed below.

From Redding, about an hour: take CA-299 west, turn right onto Trinity Dam Road, then in Lewiston, left onto Lewiston Turnpike Road, then left onto Rush Creek Road, and then about 8 miles northwest using gps coordinates to the claim. An easy paved road, all the way drive.

The claim location monument has a 4 foot wooden post with an attached copy of the Location Notice, as required by the State of California.

Rush Creek running through the claim is a unique advantage for gold prospecting. It is a tributary of the gold rich Trinity River.

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:

The larger city of Redding just 40 miles away.

Majestic Mount Shasta is an hour north.

A 3 hour day trip west to Redwood National Forest and the Pacific Ocean.

Pure running Rush Creek on the claim for panning and a separate long creek branch.

Great fishing in all of Trinity County, especially brook trout in Rush Creek.

Flatter areas for tent or RV camping.

Beautiful Rock specimens for you Rock Hounds

Located in one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the US.

The Federal Government owns the land.

You are purchasing the mineral rights.

You can legally camp, with camper and RV use of the whole 40 acres. Prospect, explore, and camp on the whole 40 acres.

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

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

Comments From Satisfied Claim Buyers:

"We visited and panned on our claim creek in Colorado this past June and had a wonderful time. We’re very pleased with the location and the claim itself."

"We have been to our mining claim in California that we purchased from you last year. The area is stunningly beautiful, and we couldn't be happier with our purchase."

"Living in Arizona, the mining claim we purchased from you has added greatly to our family outings. We are finding gold in the wash on our claim most every visit.

Thank you so much."

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 8 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.

GPS Coordinates:

Rush Creek Gold 1

Nw 40.78907,

Ne 40.78907, 7

Sw 40.78534,

Se 40.78534, 7

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