Mining Claims For Sale

Old Big Creek Placer
Placer Mining Claim

±40 Acres

Price: $11,000

Some of the amenities are:

  • 2wd access after snow melts (April-May).
  • Short walk to creek.
  • Campsite on claim.
  • Local gravels on bedrock.
  • Abundant, thick older gravel deposits.
  • Tree roots & grass clumps, downed trees, logs, etc.
  • Shallow water/slow current.
  • 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!

Geology: The east portion of the district is underlain by quartzite, slate, schist, limestone, amphibolite, and serpentine. Meadow Valley is covered by Pleistocene lake beds. Granite lies to the west. There are a number of scattered patches of auriferous Tertiary gravel, in the vicinity of and northwest of Spanish Ranch, which were mined by hydraulicking and drifting. The Pleistocene lake gravels also yielded some gold. The only source of lode gold was the Diadem mine.

Work Cited: “Gold Districts of California” Edition 193. William B. Clark. 1998

Click here Google Earth Fly To and see an aerial photo of Old Big Creek Placer and the claim boundaries.

Google map it for directions to claim.
Pinpoint is on Bucks Lake Road @ center of claim.

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

USF Road 24N29X @ Northeast Corner Boundary:
39.92397° N
121.07837° W
3959 ft.
Meadow Valley Creek @ Northwest Corner Boundary:
39.92402° N
121.08282° W
3923 ft.
Southwest Corner Boundary:
39.92040° N
121.08288° W
4238 ft.
Meadow Valley Creek @ Southeast Corner Boundary:
39.92040° N
121.07831° W
3909 ft
USF Road 24N29X @ Northern Boundary:
39.92390° N
121.08016° W
4000 ft
Bucks Lake Road @ Northern Boundary:
39.92419° N
121.08245° W
3952 ft
Deadwood Creek @ Center of Claim:
39.92233° N
121.08083° W
3904 ft

Standard Information
The Location Notice for the Old Big Creek Placer 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.

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.

BLM Fees & Advanced Geologic Transfer Fees

Advanced Geologic has an exceptional automatic claim notice 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.

Interested? Send us an email or call.

Big Creek



Serpentine Bedrock

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Big Creek

Taylor's Crossing Post

Trail up to Big Creek

Trail from road to campsite