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Placer Mining Claim

±40 Acres

Price: $3,500

Our 40-acre placer mining claim is located a few miles northwest of Quincy on Big Creek. This drainage has had abundant placer mining history from both bedrock and older Tertiary gravel deposits from the proto-Feather River. Tailing piles and small digs dot the claim, giving rise to the richness of the remnant gravels.

Some of the amenities are:

  • 2wd access after snow melts (April-May).
  • Short walk to creek.
  • Local gravels on bedrock.
  • Abundant, thick older gravel deposits.
  • Tree roots & grass clumps, downed trees, logs, etc.
  • Medium to shallow water.
  • Mining level: Recreational to intermediate.
  • Quiet and safe area; very beautiful.
  • Children and senior friendly - fun for all!
  • Nearest town is Meadow Valley. Small general store.
  • Quincy is 9 miles. Food, lodging and gasoline facilities available!

Eagle Gulch drains the western side of the American Valley graben, a down-dropped valley caused by the Mohawk-Almanor Fault Zone. The proto-Feather River followed the depression northwest, down-cutting in stages and leaving behind gravel benches on both sides of the valley. Because the source area of the river deposits was rich in bedrock gold, the gravels are rich as well. Tributary drainages bisected and eroded the gravels, washing them down onto the lower terrace surfaces, concentrating the gold in their deposits. The large remnant terrace deposits upslope from Big Creek make the Kauai placer mining claim one of the richest in our portfolio.

Big Creek runs year-round and is fed by springs and snow melt high above the claim. It is excellent for a water source, but also swimming. These pictures were taken in September and show a pretty good flow in the creek even then. There are a number of gravel deposits, pools and ledges that will provide many exploration opportunities.

The elevation is relatively high, roughly 4,400 ft msl, so the snow melts off in late spring. Depending on the winter, you can begin mining on this claim in April or May. Therefore, it is an excellent claim to start early in the season, then move up in elevation to another claim as the snow melts and roads open.

The stream is shallow, hence, the prospecting skills required are recreation to intermediate. Advanced miners who like to tackle the smaller creeks or want to set up a trommel operation will equally enjoy this claim's abundant opportunities.

High bankers will have a field day with all the opportunities adjacent to the creek. We used a 2-1/2" Proline high-banker and had excellent success - there is abundant powder gold, so be careful! Metal detectors should be aware that large nuggets have been found in the drainage.

There is good access to the creek at many locations.

Miners and prospectors will have a life-time of opportunities before this claim is played out. Quincy is only a few miles away and provides good amenities, such as restaurants and accommodations. Quincy also has a modest nightlife, a movie theater, a Safeway and an Ace Hardware, as well as a series of motels and B&Bs. Sorry, no Wal-Mart. Quincy is also the county seat of Plumas County, so you can easily file your paperwork on your way through to your claim. The National Forest Service District is also close and they are friendly and helpful.

Click here Google Earth Fly To and see an aerial photo of Kauai and the claim boundries.

Google map it for directions to the claim.
Pinpoint is on Big Creek Road at center of claim.

Estimated GPS Coordinates:
Please adjust GPS to the following Datum & Coordinate display:
Datum: NAD27
Coordinates: Decimal Degrees

Northeast Corner Boundary:
39.90599° N
121.09223° W
4392 ft.
Southeast Corner Boundary:
39.90242° N
121.09223° W
4801 ft.
Southwest Corner Boundary:
39.90242° N
121.09693° W
4434 ft.
Creek Forks at:
39.90393° N
121.09451° W
4419 ft.
Access Road at:
39.90452° N
121.09470° W
4444 ft.

Standard Information

The Location Notice for the Kauai placer mining claim has been recorded at the Plumas County Recorder's Office (see registered number above) and the Bureau of Land Management federal mining claim number is pending. It is a non-patented federal mining claim. Paperwork is current and you will need to file appropriate paperwork to hold the property every year thereafter. Annual tax assessment on the property is approximately $1.12 an acre.

BLM Fees & Advanced Geologic Transfer Fees

Upon payment, the mineral claim will be transferred via a notarized Quitclaim notice filed in your name with Plumas County and the BLM. Limited payment terms and conditions are available; information available on request.

Advanced Geologic has an exceptional annual claim paperwork filing system that will maintain your annual filings for any claim in the United States. Advanced Geologic reminds you that you MUST file annual notices with both the county in which the claim is located AND with the Bureau of Land Management by the appropriate dates. There are NO exceptions and errors will lead to the loss of your claim! Are your claims filed correctly?

Advanced Geologic is a professional geologic consulting firm located in Chester, California. We not only sell quality mining claims, but we also help people work their claims. Our experience in resource evaluations, compliance and permitting and claim portfolio management allows our clients and buyers to go for the GOLD.

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