HIGH MOSS is a 20 acre placer mining claim that provides 1400+ feet of creek-side access on Salmon Creek, in Sierra County CA.  This gold bearing river is just a stones throw from Gold Lake where you'll find camping, fishing and close enough to town for all your amenities.  A great recreational claim that's easy to get to, easy to mine and available now.

    HIGH MOSS Placer Gold Claim Main Features

    Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Mining Claim
    Size of Claim 20 ACRES (1300x600ft)
    Legal Land Description 21N 12E SEC 34 E1/2 SWNW
    Mining Commodities Placer Mining Gold
    Accessibility Good dirt roads, 4x4 helpful.
    County, Closest City Sierra City, CA
    Camping Campsite at Gold Lake, CA (3 miles)
    Year Round Water Yes
    Cell Phone Reception Yes 4G LTE All Networks.
    Creekside Access 600+ feet
    Commodity Importance
    Gold Primary

    Location Map and GPS

    Center of
    Claim GPS:

    39.640500°, -120.626533°

    Economic information

    Economic information about the deposit and operations

    Operation type Surface-Placer
    Development status Past-Producer
    Commodity type GOLD
    Deposit size Small-Medium

    Mining district

    District name Sierra County, Sierra Mining District

      Photographs of High Moss 20 Acre Placer Mining Claim

      Below you'll see photographs of High Moss gold placer.  The total claim area is 20 acres and includes over 1400+ feet of access to the gold bearing Salmon Creek.  Great year round water flow makes this a perfect claim to bring your sluice, trommel or simply classify and pan for gold at your leisure.

      Just a few short miles away from Gold Lake which provides an excellent campsite, trout fishing, restrooms and amenities.

      How to Mine HIGH MOSS Gold Placer

      You can mine this claim year round.  The amazing water flow provided by Salmon Creek makes all gravity based gold recovery techniques a great choice.  Any-size, big or small, your operation will have success finding gold on this claim.  Get started panning the banks, and shoveling rich black sands into your sluice or trommel.  Keep any eye out for this big nuggs' as well - CA is known for it's gold nuggets!

       - Metal detector for pickers along the ravine, high banks from dozer cuts
       - Sluice/Trommel
       - Pan for Gold Off the High Banks

      There are 20 foot tall high banks that can be found on this claim, and in my opinion I'd start digging there!  Go after the black sands and gold bearing gravels in the shallows, then come back in the year when the water level is at it's lowest and mine out those low pressure zones along the banks and corners!

      If your interested in purchasing this claim or would like to obtain
      samples or purchase for yourself please email me here.

      HIGH MOSS Placer Claim 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. Full legal details including resources to the Bureau of Land Management or simply contact us for more details on our quit claim deed process.

      Filing fees included in this price of this auction for the High Moss Gold Placer claim are as follows:

      All fees and paperwork are up-to-date and good through Sept. 1st 2023.  Buyer will be transferred the exclusive mineral rights to the 20 acre parcel known as the HIGH MOSS placer mining claim.  Again, filing the quit claim deed, and all recording fees are included in the price listed below.

      How To Buy & Start Mining Gold

      When you decide to purchase this claim I will handle all the paperwork on your behalf with Sierra 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 Sierra County.


      To purchase this claim email me for more information and additional payment options.