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"Ancient Headwaters"

40 Acre Placer Mining Gold Claim,  On Buckeye Creek in Douglas County, NV.

The Ancient Headwaters claim is a gold placer deposit with historic significance, first discovered in 1891, just outside of modern day Minden, Nevada.  Thousands of ounces have been minded from Buckeye Creek and the surrounding area.  The claim it's self is a good 6 miles outside of town, in a private, beautiful location.  Ancient Headwaters has over 2300+ feet of Creekside to start sampling and mining for gold on.  The area is easy to access, and just a few short miles from the town of Minden, NV.

  • Recorded past gold producer.  100's of ounces of GOLD have been found in Buckeye Creek

  • One of the last available claims along Buckeye Creek

  • Seasonal water supply/creek, best in winter, spring & early summer

  • Easy year round 2 wheel drive access to the claim. Also tractor/camper/back-ho/accessible

  • Just a few miles outside of all the conveniences and amenities of Minden, NV.

  • Over 2300+ feet of gold bearing creek water frontage!

  • Ideal for small / medium sized mining operations.  Accessible from a well maintained dirt road.

  • Verified gold deposit remains

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Visit the claim anytime by entering the GPS coordinates below in your phone and follow the turn by turn directions out the claim.  Ancient Headwaters is just 5 miles outside of Minden, NV and a good 4x4 vehicle is recommended!

GPS to Ancient Headwaters 1:
38.990364°, -119.591946°
GPS to Ancient Headwaters 2 : 
38.988532°, -119.587212°

Discovery Monuments and Corner Locations
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Economic Features
 Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Mining Claim
 Legal Land Description Ancient Headwaters 1: T13N R21E SEC 14 N1/2NWSE
Ancient Headwaters 2: T13N R21E SEC 14 S1/2NESE
 Size of Claim  40 Acres
 Commodities  Precious Metal Mineral Rights. Primary Gold
Ore Body Information
Size of Deposit Over 1,000ft of creek side access
Ore Body Type Placer Gold Sedimentary Rock > Decomposing Granite > Carbonate > Quartz Monozonite
Unmined Area Substantial known quantities.  Over 1000' of water frontage on the claim, much of it close to bedrock.
Commodity Type Metallic, Gold, Gravels
Development Status
Operation Type  Surface / Underground Lode
Development Status  Past Producer
Camping / Supplies
Camping  Allowed, up to 14 days at a time. Alternatively,  food and lodging just 6 miles away in Minden, NV.  Food, motels, hardware, restaurants.  

Ancient Headwaters Mineral Rights Transfer Process

A mining claim gives the holder the right to mine on mineral-rich land that belongs to the federal government. Mining claims are a tangible asset and show proof of all interests in minerals in the area. They can be bought, sold or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate.

A mining claim can be sold, traded, leased, gifted, willed, used as collateral or transferred in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. Questions about the transfer process can be answered by contacting us anytime.  All fees and paperwork current and assessment fees are paid  through Sept. 1st 2024.

It's easy to maintain this claim after purchase:

If you have less than 10 claims, you are eligible to file a small miners exemption and the cost to maintain is only $10 per year per claim.  Contact us anytime for help maintaining your claim. Full details on maintaining your claim can be found on the BLM's website here.

The filing and transfer service will be done on your behalf and completed within 48 hours after purchase.  Buy this claim now with the Paypal™ link below. Online records of your claim will also be available in the local county records office and the BLM within 7 days, officiating you are a new gold claim owner!


  • After your purchase is complete you will be requested to fill out our new claim owner form with your name/address or add any additional claimants you want on the claim.
  • You'll get digital copies of your COL and Map of Location in to your claim(s) will be delivered via email via PDF format as well as Google Earth™ KMZ map file with your claims discovery, corners and points of interest.
  • We handle all the filing and transfer services on your  behalf.  Expect to get official stamped/recorded copies of your paperwork mailed to you from the Douglas County Recorders Office and the Bureau of Land Management officiating you as the new claimant within 10 days of purchase.