Mining Claims for Sale:
"Lower Salmon Creek" 20 Acre Placer

Sierra County, California - Gold Past Producer

The Lower Salmon Creek is one of our mining claims for sale, a past-producing gold claim measuring 20 acres located in Sierra County, California. This unique spot features 1,044ft of river frontage with 20-foot high walls surrounding either side of the creek, making it incredibly simple to high-bank for gold!

The Lower Salmon Creek claim finds itself downriver from the old Lone Wolf Group mines, mines that were assaying thousands of dollars worth of gold in 1942. Eight decades of winter and weather have worn the hard rock of those mines down and have put their valuable ores the only place they can go: the Salmon Creek.

A year-round water supply and large quartz and gold-bearing boulders mean the creek is always pushing gold downstream. The spot features easy access to gravels and sands, with level spots near the creek to establish equipment or your campsite.

Salmon Lake, just NW from the Lower Salmon Creek, one of our mining claims for sale.

Next door to the scenic Gold, Sardine and Salmon Lakes, this claim makes for a great camping spot away from the traditional camping spots. Close to marked scenic overview spots near the road, the claim isn't short of its own natural beauty under the shadow of the Great Sierra Buttes.

The claim is a short walk from Gold Lake Highway, a paved mountain highway making for easy access to the claim without the need for off-road vehicles. If you're in need of provisions or just want a hot meal, Sierra City five miles to the South is nothing but a short drive away.

Catch a lick of boredom? While you're there, take a look at what your predecessors were up to at the Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum!

One of our more unique mining claims for sale, this claim also features space to expand. If you like what you see and you want more, ask us about expanding the claim to 40 acres!

Lower Salmon 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 Paved mountain highway
Deposit Type Quartz-type, glacial deposits
Cell Phone Reception  4GLTE All Networks
Relics  No.

Discovery Monument & Claim Boundaries

DISCOVERY MARKER LOCATION: 39°38'21.0"N 120°37'47.0"W

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The Lower Salmon Creek's high overview, one of our mining claims for sale at Mountain Man Mining.An overview of the Lower Salmon Creek, one of our mining claims for sale on of our mining claims for sale, a 3D skew of the Lower Salmon Creek

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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 9/1/2024.   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.

  • LOWER SALMON 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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