Bidwell Mine

    The Bidwell Mine is a 20.66 acre lode mining claim just outside of Carson City, Nevada.  A good dirt road runs right up to the claim with high grade-ore specimens laying on the surface.  A great opportunity for a real past-producing gold mine close to town and still loaded with ore!

    Bidwell Mine Features

    • Just a Few Miles Outside of Carson City
    • Gold Primary, Silver Secondary Lode Deposit
    • Multiple Ore Types
    • 500+ Tons of Tailings
    • 4x4 Road Runs Through the Claim ("Bidwell Mine Road")
    • Beautiful Copper Oxide Ore Specimens
    • Silver Strings in Quartz
    • Mining Relics: Collapsed Head Frame, Timbers Cans
    • Forty Foot+ Shaft (Partially Caved In)

      Bidwell Mine Gold Lode Main Features

      Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Mining Claim.
      Size of Claim 20.66 ACRES (1500x600ft)
      Mining Commodities Lode Mining Gold
      Accessibility 4x4 Required.
      County, Closest City Carson County, Carson City, Nevada
      Camping Yes. 10 Days at a time.
      Tailings Piles 500+Tons.
      Cell Phone Reception Yes 4G LTE All Networks.
      Mining Relics Yes, Cans, Headframe.


      Commodity Importance
      Gold Primary
      Silver Secondary
      Copper Secondary
      Zinc Secondary

      Location Map and GPS

      Discovery Monument 
      (Center of Claim GPS):

       39.141755°, -119.631346°

      Economic information

      Materials information

      Materials Type of material
      Chalcopyrite Ore
      Galena Ore
      Pyrite Ore

      Host and associated rocks

      • Host or associated Host
        Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

      Ore body information

      • Strike N 80 DEGREES E
        Dip 55 DEGREES NW

      Geologic structures

      Type of structure Local
      Structure description Fractures, Faulting

      Economic information

      Economic information about the deposit and operations

      Development status Occurrence
      Commodity type Metallic
      Status Past Producer

      Mining district

      District name Delaware

      MRDS References

      Outside resources and references provided by the Mineral Resource Data System.

      BIDWELL MINE, MRDS Record - Record # 10092968

      Photographs of Claim

      Below you'll see photographs of Bidwell Mine lode mining.  The total claim area is 20.66 acres and includes multiple claim features including a 1 deep shaft, and a caved in mine that runs under the road! There are mostly caved in, however over 500+ tons of tailings piles of various ore types and grades.

      There are also mining relics on the claim, old cans, timbers, remains of the old headframe.  If you choose to the visit the claim you'll also want to take notice of the multiple cuts that did up to 6 feet deep, looking for additional vein material and strata levels.  It's an amazing view of the valley, decent dirt roads, multiple workings including a 40 foot shaft!

      Start Mining The Bidwell Mine

      You can mine this claim year round.  The area just east of Carson City, NV doesn't get much snow-fall.  You'll need a 4x4 to get out there, "Bidwell Mine Road" takes you right to the claim boundaries.  Enjoy this 20.66 acre lode claim made available for the first time in 5 years.  You'll find a wide assortment of ore types scattered throughout the tailings piles, and plenty of vein material left in the mine.

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

      Purchasing The Mining Rights of Mineral-Rich Land

      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.

      All filing fees included in the price listed below for the The Bidwell Mine 20.66 acre lode mining claim.

      All fees and paperwork are up-to-date and good through Sept. 1st 2023.  Buyer will be transferred the exclusive mineral rights to the 20.66 acre parcel known as the Bidwell Mine lode mining claim.  You can maintain this claim indefinitely - fees are just $165 per year due to the BLM. All recording fees are included in the price of this auction. 

      How To Buy & Start Mining Gold

      When you decide to purchase this claim I will handle all the paperwork on your behalf with Carson 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.  Simply email me now to request and invoice and purchase!


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