"Church Creek" 20 Placer Mining Claim

Sierra County, California - Gold Past Producer

Church Creek is a past producing gold placer mining claim, measuring 20 acres, located next to the striking Northern Sierra Buttes in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest! Situated at the junction between two rivers, the Church Creek placer double-dips into two rich gold streams! The Church Creek itself can be panned and mined year round, but it's adjoining partner only flows seasonally in spring and parts of summer. Some miners might see this as a hindrance, but more enterprising miners will find the dry times to be a unique stroke of luck.

The Church Creek, flowing from Snag Lake, joins with its bigger twin the Salmon Creek, which finds itself downriver from the old Lone Wolf Group mines, mines that were assaying hundreds of dollars worth of gold in 1942. Decades of winter wear on these old mountains have put their heavy, valuable ore down the one place they can go: rolling straight into these streams.

The Church Creek claim is located a short distance from the beautiful Salmon Lakes, meaning lake-side camping and fishing are practically next door. Wild deer can be seen tip-toeing through the claim if your eyes are sharp. But if the nights up in the Sierras become a little too cold, following the Gold Lake Highway South to Sierra City will provide you with warm beds, food, and drink as quick as a 15 minute drive.

Church Creek 20 Acre Placer Claim:
Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Claim
Size of Claim  20 Acres
Commodities  Gold.
Past Production  Yes.
State, County  California, Sierra
Accessibility Developed Mountain Highway
Deposit Type Quartz-type, glacial deposits
Cell Phone Reception  4GLTE All Networks
Relics  No.

Discovery Monument & Claim Boundaries

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Discovery Marker GPS Coordinates (WGS84): 39.648785°, -120.633637°

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Economic Features
 Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Claim
 Size of Claim  20 Acres
 Commodities  Gold.
Ore Body Information
Width  N/A
Ore Body Type Quaternary Glacial
Development N/A
District Name Northern Sierra Buttes
Development Status
Operation Type  Surface Placer
Development Status  Inactive
Mining Claims & Transfer Process

An unpatented mining claim gives the holder the right to mine on mineral-rich land that belongs to the federal government. It is a tangible asset that shows 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.  Mining claims have been bought and sold for 150+ years.

The mining claim deed conveys all mineral rights, and interests to you.  A copy of the deed is also issued to the Bureau of Land Management for recording.  The transfer process typically is completed by all parties, and the official paperwork returned to you within 10-14 days after purchase.

Most answers about how to maintain your mining claim after purchase can be found on our frequently asked questions page.

Purchasing Mineral Rights

When you decide on this claim we take care of the full mineral rights transfer on your behalf.  All filing and transfer fees are included in the price listed below.  Yearly assessments are paid up through 9/1/2023.   It's just $10 per year to maintain your claim with the BLM with a small miners exemption.  Full info on maintaining your claim can be found here.

  • CHURCH CREEK 20 Acres Placer Mining Claim
  • Official Certificate of Location & Maps of Location
  • Full Claim Transfer Guaranteed Within 14 Days

Enter your full name and address on the order form below and complete your payment to purchase this mining claim.   You can add additional claim owner names in the "Notes" section on the order form below.  If you have any questions about the purchase and transfer process for mining claims contact us on the form below.

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