Placer Mining Claims For Sale

Caribou Queen
Placer Mining Claim

±15 Acres

Price: $4,500

This is a great claim on the historically rich North Fork of the Feather River where large gold nuggets are still being found. The river runs strong all year with annual floods bringing in new gold every year.

Bring the whole family and enjoy hiking, fishing, as well as finding your fortune! Opportunites abound for panning, sluicing, metal detecting, and highbanking. Summertime temperatures here range from night time lows in the 50s to day time highs in the 80s to 90s.

  • 2wd access.
  • Easy hike down to river.
  • Local gravels on bedrock.
  • Large boulders.
  • Some remnant terraces.
  • Medium to deep water.
  • Mining level: Recreational to intermediate.
  • Quiet and safe area; very beautiful.
  • Children and senior friendly - fun for all!
  • Nearest town is Canyon Dam (small general store).

Historically in the Seneca (Butt Valley) Mining District, gold has been produced from rich placer diggings in gravels of both recent and ancient streams. A few small deposits of ancient auriferous gravel have been successfully mined in this district. Deposits of auriferous gravel occur in the recent beds of the North Fork Feather River, the gravel is rich in gold and has been targeted by miners since the Gold Rush. At some locations the gravel has been worked over a number of times and it is still being worked and producing large amounts of gold.

By the disintegration of the auriferous slates of the Cedar and Calaveras formations in the area, free gold is present in the hillsides and has been concentrating in the creeks that drain them. In 2009 Advanced Geologic conducted a 4 - 5 yard test at a nearby location and recovered 12.6 grams of gold! Other prospectors using metal detectors have also recovered nuggets from the hillsides.

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

Goggle Map It!
Pinpoint is on Caribou Road at top of claim.

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

Northeast Corner Boundary:
40.03028° N
121.21756° W
2583 ft.
Northwest Corner Boundary:
40.03028° N
121.22014° W
2447 ft.
Southwest Corner Boundary:
40.02735° N
121.21877° W
2541 ft.
Caribou Road @:
40.02930° N
121.21759° W
2399 ft.
North Fork Feather River @ North Boundary of Claim:
40.03028° N
121.21936° W
2355 ft.
North Fork Feather River @ South Boundary of Claim:
40.02798° N
121.21745° W
2365 ft.
Caribou Road @ North Boundary of Claim:
40.03028° N
121.21861° W
2406 ft
Caribou Road @ South Boundary of Claim:
40.02823° N
121.21692° W
2493 ft

Standard Information
The Location Notice for the Caribou Queen placer mining claim has been recorded at the Plumas County Recorder's Office and the Bureau of Land Management(see registered numbers above). 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/acre.

BLM Fees & Advanced Geologic 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 service 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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