"Hidden Gulch" 40 Acre Mining Claim

Jackson County, Oregon - Gold Past Producer

Hidden Gulch is a past producing gold placer mining claim, measuring 40 acres, located in Southwest Oregon in the Applegate mining district! Twenty miles South of Grant's Pass and half of that from the little town of Applegate lies Hidden Gulch, a placer claim tucked away in the Siskiyou Mountains. Thousands of Pacific ponderosa pines and the naturally formed-crescent shape of the surrounding mountainside make the Hidden Gulch claim a secluded spot with amazing natural cover against the elements and jealous, prying eyes!

The recently-dried Brush Creek cut itself fifty-feet down into the mountainside when it flowed, and now sits dormant covered by fallen logs, rolling rock, and loose vegetation. Trapped underneath what covers Brush Creek lies what it carried for years: gold-bearing black sands and clay. Basic digging tools are all that's needed to tap into the gold-rich soil the Brush Creek once stirred up. Culverts and sluices along the Brush Creek's path snake through the claim to the road, creating natural hotspots for gold! Fresh water flows a short drive down the road from the claim site, so panning or sluicing what you find nearby won't be an issue.

The Last Chance mine (300ft from the claim marker) and the Charlotte Prospects (highlighted below) also lie within the claim boundaries. Nature has taken its toll on these two areas, making the exact locations and what they were looking for seemingly impossible to find, but one wonders what metallic treasures could still be around?

Excellent, well-maintained dirt roads lead half-a-mile up to the claim, at which point nature has reclaimed what little road remains leading to the Hidden Gulch. Little towns dot the way leading to Hidden Gulch, meaning you won't be far from a hot meal and a shower. Applegate Lake, just a few miles South of the claim, has fresh snacks, clean bathrooms, is always open for a quick dip or line-cast.

Hidden Gulch 40 Acre Placer Claim:
Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Claim
Size of Claim  40 Acres
Commodities  Gold.
Past Production  Yes.
State, County  Oregon, Jackson
Accessibility  Excellent Dirt Roads
Deposit Type High silica quartz and clay
Cell Phone Reception Satellite Phones Only!
Relics  No.

Discovery Monument & Claim Boundaries

Discovery Marker GPS Coordinates: 42° 7'25.80"N, 123°12'44.00"W

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Economic Features
 Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Claim
 Size of Claim  40 Acres
 Commodities  Gold.
Ore Body Information
Width  N/A
Ore Body Type Argillite and greenstone
Ore Availability Chalcopyrite, gold, malachite
District Name Applegate District
Development Status
Operation Type  Surface Placer
Development Status  Inactive
MRDS References
Mineral Resource Data System ID#M062190  MRDS Report

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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.

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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.

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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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