“Ancient Headwaters” 20 Acres Placer Gold Claim, Nevada

    Mining Commodity: Gold
    Past Producer: Yes. 300+ ounces of gold recovered from Buckeye Creek.
    Size of Claim: 20 Acres.
    Type: Unpatented Placer Mining Claim
    State/County: 6 miles east of Minden, Nevada. Douglas County.
    Discovery Monument: 39°35'44.07"N, 119°52'12.62"W
    Closest Cities: Minden (6 miles), Carson City (15 miles), Reno (40 miles)
    Accessibility: Multiple well maintained dirt roads lead to claim, 2-wheel drive accessible, 4-wheel recommended.
    Camping: Yes. This is on BLM land, and a wonderful level camp site exists on the claim with multiple trees for shade. 
    Food/Amenities: 6 miles away, city of Minden, NV.  Gas, food, lodging, hotels, hardware store and casinos. 
    Cell Phone Reception: Yes. 4G LTE all networks.
    Primary Claim Features: Several hundred meters of gold deposits exist on site verified through sampling and BLM records.
    Unmined Area: Substantial known quantities.  Over 1000' of water frontage on the claim, much of it close to bedrock.
    Rock & Deposit Type: Sedimentary Rock > Decomposing Granite > Carbonate > Quartz Monozonite
    Comments about Workings: See below.
    Ancient Headwaters20 Acre Gold Placer Claim
    TheAncient Headwatersclaim 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 1000 feet of creekside to start sampling and mining for gold on.  The area is easy to access, and you can pull a camper right up into the claim.
    MoreAncient HeadwatersGold Placer Features:
    • Recorded past gold producer.  1000's of ounces of GOLD have been found in Buckeye Creek
    • One of only a handful of available claims along Buckeye Creek
    • Seasonal water supply/creek, best in 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 1000 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 (see sample results below)
    Directions toAncient Headwaters
    One of the best ways to find the claim is to put the GPS coordinates into your phone:
    TheGPS Coordinates to the Discovery Monument
    38°59'24.30"N, 119°35'26.57"W 
    You can use the maps I've provided and take these driving directions, starting in Reno, NV:
    • Merge on to US-395 and head South.
    • Continue North on US-395 through Carson City, towards Minden, NV.
    • 1 mile before you get to Minden, turn right on Stockyard Rd.
    • Continue on Stockyard Rd. for approx 6.5 miles 
    • About 1/2 mile from the claim an unmarked dirt road on the left will take you creek-side to the claim.
    Once you're there, the claim includes west and east from the discovery monument 650' more or less.  
    If you have questions on how to locate the claim oryou want to sample the claim
    prior to making an offer,please send contact us.

      Purchase Details

      The perfect time to get out there and mine is coming soon.  Early Spring and Summer at the Ancient Headwaters claim should have all the ice melted off, water in the creek and a warm bright day.  Bring you favorite mining gear, and maybe camp out a few days as well while you do some mining.  Imagine enjoying the day, maybe a few beers, and having endless opportunities to mind some placer gold on your own 20 acre claim. 
       
      Finding GOLD at the Ancient Headwaters 20 acre placer claim
      According to the BLM records this area has only been claimed once since 1976, certainly making much of this claim virgin grounds. You can tell from the lack of fresh tailings piles this area hasn't likel y been worked since it's original discovery back in the 1890's. Regarding the historic gold placers in Buckeye Creek, hundreds of ounces have been recorded:

      "Access: From Reno, 45 miles south on U.S. Highway 395 to Minden; from there, dirt roads parallel Buckeye Creek for 20 miles eastward to the Mount Siegel placer area in the Pine Nut Range.

      Extent: Placers are Jound on the major headward fork of Buckeye Creek, which drains north along the east side of the crest of the Pine Nut Mountains. The placers consist of unsorted debris composed of rocks, gravels, sands, and some large boulders; the gold occurs throughout the gravels and is both fine and coarse.

      Production history: The Mount Siegel placers were discovered in 1891 and worked intermittently to 1943. In 1896 a company spent large sums on pipelines and tunnels to bring water from a small lake to the placers for use in hydraulic mining; lack of water resulted in failure of this operation. In 1896 the King brothers worked placers along bedrock, reportedly recovering $10 per day per man. Placer-mining activity was continuous to 1919. In 1903, 1904, and 1906 about 200 ounces of gold was recovered; in other years, the amount was less than 100 ounces.

      Source: The placer gold is a reconcentration of material derived from Tertiary sedimentary rocks in recent gully gravels. No lode source is exposed in the Mount Siegel area; south of Mount Siegel, gold veins are found in quartz monzonite in the Silver Lake (Red Canyon) district. Presumably, erosion of similar veins during the Tertiary was the source of the placer gold that has been reconcentrated in the recent gravels on Buckeye Creek."

      -  Excerpt from "Placer Deposits in Nevada" by Mareen G. Johson
      USGS report from 1976

      You can use the newest modern day mining techniques and metal detectors, plus a hundred new years of erosion and deposit formation makes Ancient Headwaters good to mine again.  There's gold there, hundreds of ounces or more!
      Easy ways to get out there and start mining for gold:

       - Dry-washer
       - Crevicing along exposed bedrock
       - Metal detector for pickers along the ravine
       - Sluice box or trommel
       - Hand tools and hand gold-panning
       - You could even try a dredging! (Dredging is legal in Nevada with a permit)
      In my opinion, a dry washer would work wonders for this claim, plus a sluice box.  Those two tools, plus something like a Goldcube™ to refine the black sand and cons is all you would need to mine this claim.  Work this claim in the early part of the year when there's water guaranteed to be in the creek - and start sampling all along the water frontage till you find a pay-streak, then enjoy mining it out!

      About Us, Mountain Man Mining™

      We're basically a two man operation, mining hobbyists and small scale miners with a combined 30 years of experience.  We do all of our own fire assays and sampling, as well as have access to a mill in Gold Point, NV capable of milling up to 20 tons a day.  Still lookin' for the big one.... when we're not mining, or doing our day jobs, we prospect and locate new claims every season.  Friendly, positive and ready to help new prospectors and miners, don't hesitate to contact us!
      All our placer and lode claims for sale are perfect for small scale and recreational gold miners and prospectors.  Much of the leg work of locating the gold, and legally staking the claim has been done - now you get to do the fun part and go out and mine the claim!
      How to Buy Ancient Headwaters Gold Claim & Make it Yours 
      The winner of this auction will have the transfer paperwork done for them.  Please allow 10 days for the quit claim deed to the drafted and sent to both the BLM and Douglas Co. recorders.  All fees are included in the final price of this ad.

      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. Full legal details including resources to the Bureau of Land Management or simply contact us for more details on our quit claim deed process.
      Quick 10 Day Transfer & Your Happiness Guaranteed 
      When you buy purchase this claim I will handle all the paperwork on your behalf with Douglas County as well as the BLM.  A quite claim deed will be followed on the claim, at which point the BLM and the county will send you, the new owner, the stamped versions of the newly filed documents marking you as the new claim owner. You should see the claim belonging to you, and ACTIVE in the LR2000 and county recorders office within 2-3 weeks.  Please allow up to 10 days after the sale for me to notarize and file the quit claim deeds withe the BLM and Washoe.

        Legal Notes

        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. Full legal details including resources to the Bureuo of Land Management resources can be found in our here, and well as our frequently asked questions.