California 40 acre Gold Mining Claim with Creek $500 per month

/property/California_40_acre_Gold_Mining_Claim_with_Creek_500_per_month-10192719/ Susanville CA 96127  |  Lassen County, CA
  • $3,500
  • 40 acres

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Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
Irrigated: No
Residence: No
Property ID: 10192719

Property Description

This is a legally registered, 40 acre gold Mining Claim for sale, the Willard Creek Gold #4, in Lassen County just 10 miles to the town of Susanville, and is only a half hour west to the beautiful Lake Almanor.
Susanville has a casino/hotel/brewery to add to your experience.
The awesome beauty of Lassen Volcanic National Park is an hour west.

This is one of the best claims we have ever had in California with easy all season access on a very good maintained road, a town with all necessities only 20 minutes away, beauty of the area, and excellent gold prospecting potential.

This claim has over 1300 feet of creek running thru the whole claim from north to south, and has large bends in the creek, acting as excellent gold catching areas.
The creek also branches on the claim to increase your gold prospecting potential.
Camp on your claim or use the free, down the road National Forest campground.
There are a large, flatter, cleared areas for camping right by the creek.
There is also a side road for even more privacy, with another cleared camping spot.
Free, Roxie Peconom Campground is nearby with water and vault toilets.
Located in a beautiful mixed conifer forest, including Douglas-fir, Cedar, and a variety of Pine trees.

See with the pictures larger pdf file gps corners map and satellite views showing the creek thru the whole claim and camping spots.

An experienced prospector who located claims also on Willard Creek led us to checking out this area, and the gold he discovered led to the gold we discovered: good gold, beautiful area, excellent claims.
The ancient Buckeye Hill Eocene Channel crosses the West Fork of Willard Creek directly west and above this claim.
This ancient river channel in our claim area has a history of gold discoveries and is well known by area prospectors.
High concentrations of gold were deposited in this channel over the course of time.

Lassen County is an outdoor paradise, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet the desert of the Great Basin. Because of the unique terrain, theres something here for everyone.
The climate is nearly ideal: generally dry, warm days and cool nights, with an average summer high of 89 degrees and daytime temperatures in the 40s during the winter months.
To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and address where I would scan and email you a signed contract, and which payment option you choose:

Total price of $3500, that can be paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment,
or $3500 paying $500 per month for 7 months.

Owner financing, No credit check. No interest charged.
You can use the claim as yours while making monthly payments.
Ownership transfer after final monthly payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.

The Diamond Mountain Mine is located south of Susanville not far from our claims, being another good sign for the location of our claims.
Lassen County is a very friendly mining county and much easier here to set up small and large prospecting operations.
Official records indicate gold was first discovered at Hayden Hill in 1870. Mining began around the mid-1800s just like the rest of California. 116,000 ounces of gold found were recorded from 1870 onward.
With the Gold Rush of 1849, emigrants followed established trail routes through the area. It was not until 1854 that the area began to take shape, as a trading post was established on the west end of Honey Lake Valley. A gold rush just south of the trading post two years later caused the permanent settlement of Honey Lake Valley and Lassen County.

We feel we are selling more than the gold and minerals on beautiful land.
You would be acquiring an experience that will give you a good feel for what the old time prospectors must have felt during the days of the original California Gold Rush.

I am a retired teacher, and got into prospecting as a hobby with my family.
I am 69 and my wife 66, and we have gained the experience to select the best areas to locate claims.

For the possibility of constructing any building you or others could live in, you need to file a Plan of Operation with the BLM for approval, showing you have developed a full-time operation performing diligent mining.
You do not need a plan, permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.
You do not need to be a full time prospector to file a Plan for a shed type structure.

A mining claim is an affordable way to enjoy the beauty of the land combined with the adventure of panning for gold.

If within one year you are not satisfied with your claim, you can trade for another comparable claim, just paying the BLM and County transfer fees which will be about $125.

Claim buyer will also receive a new, free, Gold Panning Kit:
One 14 inch Gold Trap pan; One 10.5 inch Gravity Trap pan, One combination sifter/classifier with 7/16 of an inch exit holes, One Gold Guzzler snuffer bottle, One Tweezers/ Magnifying Glass combo tool, One booklet titled "How to Find Gold", and Two plastic bottles.

Camp on your claim with tent or RV, and a claim owner does not need permission nor a permit to camp and prospect.

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 Willard Creek Gold #4, with the beautiful Willard Creek running through the claim, and is in Lassen County, California, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains, and the Lassen National Forest. The claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Sacramento and Lassen 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 can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim, though you cannot live on a mining claim.
As stated by the BLM, this can be the "construction of a building, road, fence, or enclosure necessary for mining."
Current usage, is what the BLM calls, Casual Use: panning, shovel, rock hammer, metal detector, creek powered sluice box, where no permission nor permit is needed to camp and prospect.

Now that we have located the claim, you never have to declare to the BLM any gold or gems you find.
You can prospect as little or as much as you like.

When we located the claim on one weekend, we gathered in and around the creek, approx. 1/4 of an ounce of gold on each half, being worth about $300. 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 $1200/ounce. 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 in and around the claim.
A mining claim owner may limit or restrict public recreational use of/or public access across claims or portions of claims that are actively used for prospecting, mining, or processing operations where public recreational use of a claim would endanger or materially interfere with legitimate mining pursuits.
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40 acres: = 1320 x 1320 ft.
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Lassen County is an outdoor paradise, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet the desert of the Great Basin. Because of the unique terrain, theres something here for everyone. The climate is nearly ideal: generally dry, warm days and cool nights, with an average summer high of 89 degrees and daytime temperatures in the 40s during the winter months.
The beauty of Lassen County is admired throughout the state and beyond, and the beauty and adventure of the Willard Creek area is second to none. Lassen County is home to countless picturesque trails awaiting avid hikers, runners and bikers with a thirst for adventure. With forests, rivers and lakes sprinkled throughout the county, this part of Northeastern California offers a natural backdrop for exploration.
The outdoor-minded individual will never feel bored with the hundreds of trails offered for all types of recreation. Hiking trails are in abundance throughout the Lassen National Forest.


Lassen County is an outdoor persons playground, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, the picturesque Cascade Range, the Modoc Plateau and the Great Basin desert converge to create a unspoiled wonderland.
Because of the unique terrain, theres something here for everyone. You can water ski or fish for the world- renowned trout at Eagle Lake surrounded by mountains and forests of standing pine, or you can ride horses and off-road vehicles on beautiful expanses of high desert.
You can camp in high lake areas with streams or hike to the top of neighboring namesake Lassen Peak, a volcano that still blows steam from its vents. You might even see some real cowboys riding the range.


This claim has direct, good legal road access, on a good, dirt forest service road for any type of vehicle, with areas for camping, and gold discovered in surface prospecting. Willard Creek runs thru the whole claim.
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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 us, as we are original claim locators.
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Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and Lassen 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 simple form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $330, or can be paid online. By doing this, you keep the claim forever. Two names or more 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 $330 fee for this year, not due again until September 1, 2020. Lassen County taxes = $50/year, due again in Spring 2020.
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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 Alpine County.
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The Willard Creek Gold #4 is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated in Lassen County, that has a history of rich gold discoveries.
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Your 40 acres is the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 29 North, Range 10 East, Mount Diablo Base Line and Meridian, known as the Willard Creek Gold #4 mining claim, in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains. Claim number: CAMC321528

Easiest route is from Susanville, about 10 miles west to claim.
Take CA-36 west out of Susanville, turning left/south on Willard Creek Road in 8.7 miles,
which is also National Forest road 29N03.
CA-36 is also known as the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
GPS at this south turn point is 40.379291, -120.806163
Then using gps coordinates to the claim listed below,

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.
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Willard Creek running through the claim is a unique advantage for gold prospecting and prospectors always look for creek bends as on this claim for where the gold accumulates.
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.
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Additional Features:

Pure Willard Creek running thru the claim for panning.
Fishing in Willard 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.
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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.
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TERMS:
To purchase our claim, the process would be, I would need your name(s) and address where I would scan and email you a signed contract, and which payment option you choose:

Total price of $3500, that can be paid in one full payment where your ownership is then transferred after receiving payment,
or $3500 paying $500 per month for 7 months.

Owner financing, No credit check. No interest charged.
You can use the claim as yours while making monthly payments.
Ownership transfer after final monthly payment.
A signed contract will precede payment.

After receiving your final payment, your ownership of the 40 acre claim will be legally recorded with the local Bureau of Land Management and Lassen 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 purchased a 40 acre claim in California from Mr. Leu. Our claim is everything he told us it would be: Beautiful area, great for family camping outings, and, we have found gold while panning in the creek on our claim. We could not be happier with our purchase!"

"Living in Colorado, the purchase of our mining claim from you has been great for family fun and recreation. We have camped overnight a number of times, and panned for gold in the creek. We were even able to find gold flakes on several of our attempts. Thank you so much!."

"We purchased 2 mining claims from Michael Leu over the last 2 years, one in California, and one In Colorado. We have been to our claims on several occasions, and we could not be happier! They are exactly as described, and our camping on our claims and prospecting in the creek on each claim is the highlight of our vacations. You can trust Mr. Leu. If you are looking for a great time in the awesome beauty of the west, buying a mining claim from Mr. Leu will be a blessing."

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 10 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.
Also, we have sold properties on 4 sites online for over 10 years:
Landsalelistings, Landwatch, LandandFarm, and LandsofAmerica.
Our continued good status on these sites is due to our always following thru, as just one time we would not, we would not be allowed to sell on these sites ever again.

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GPS Coordinates:
Willard Creek Gold #4

NW 40.36294, -120.80997
NE 40.36294, -120.80527
SW 40.35931, -120.80997
SE 40.35931, -120.80527

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Driving Directions

Easiest route is from Susanville, about 10 miles west to claim.
Take CA-36 west out of Susanville, turning left/south on Willard Creek Road in 8.7 miles,
which is also National Forest road 29N03.
CA-36 is also known as the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
GPS at this south turn point is 40.379291, -120.806163
Then using gps coordinates to the claim listed below,

GPS Coordinates:
Willard Creek Gold #4

NW 40.36294, -120.80997
NE 40.36294, -120.80527
SW 40.35931, -120.80997
SE 40.35931, -120.80527

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