Secret Canyon

    This 20 acre placer mining gold claim is close to Gardnerville, Nevada.  "Secret Canyon" has over 1000 feet of Buckeye Creek frontage, a seasonal gold-bearing creek perfect for sluice boxes, metal detectors, gold-panning and camping.

    If you're looking for a good gold mining claim in the desert, Secret Canyon is worth taking a closer look at.   This claim has the potential for industrial scale mining - with easy access to town.  Four-wheel drive is recommended, and at the right time of year there is water in the creek.  Enjoy one of the few placer mining claims in Nevada with water access.

    This claim has portions of the famous Buckeye Creek that runs through it. This claim has never been worked on an industrial scale, so most of all the gold remains in the ground - ready for you mine!

    Excerpt from "Where to Find Gold in the Desert" by James Klein page 21.

    "Secret Canyon" Placer Mining Claim Main Features

    Type of Claim Unpatented Placer Mining Claim.
    Size of Claim 20 ACRES (1300x600ft)
    Mining Commodities Placer Mining Gold
    Accessibility Good dirt roads, 4x4 helpful.
    County, Closest City Douglas County, Gardnerville, Nevada
    Camping Yes. 10 Days at a time.
    Tailings Piles 1-2 Tons. Virgin ground.
    Cell Phone Reception Yes 4G LTE


    Commodity Importance
    Gold Primary
    Silver Secondary

    Location Map and GPS

    Discovery Monument GPS Location:

    38.986871, -119.582385

    Economic information

    Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

    Mining district

    District name Mt. Siegal Mining District

    Geologic structures

    Type of structure Local Creek Deposits
    Structure description Fractures/Bedrock

    Ore body information

    General form TABULAR
    Width 0.61M - 1.2Meters

    Photographs of Secret Canyon

    Enjoy photographs of Secret Canyon, 20 acre gold placer claim in Douglas County, Nevada.

      Getting Started Mining at Secret Canyon

      You can mine this claim year round.  The area just south of Gardnerville NV doesn't get much snow-fall, and the seasonal creek nearby the claim provides water constantly.  To start mining this claim there 3 methods could be used to start running tonnage, if you want to scale-up beyond hands and pans:

       - Metal detector for pickers 
       - Water recirculating sluice/trommel system
       - Haul ore to an off-site mill

      In my opinion, a dry washer would work wonders for this claim for a number of reasons.  Hauling water is always a pain, and with a gas-powered dry washer you can simply run material without the need of water-heavy sluice units.

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

      Secret Canyon 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.

      A mining claim 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 the price listed below.

      All fees and paperwork current and assessment fees are paid  through Sept. 1st 2023Just remember to pay your yearly assessments before than to renew for 2024.

      To maintain this claim after purchase:

      Maintaining this claim requires that you pay yearly assessment fees to the BLM in the amount of $165 per year.  If you have less than 10 claims, you are eligible to file a small miners exemption and the cost to maintain is only $10 per year per claim.  Full details on maintaining your claim can be found here.

      How To Buy & Start Mining Gold

      Buy this claim now with the Paypal™ link below.  You can also email me with additional purchase options and to get the answers to any questions. The filing and transfer service will be done on your behalf and completed within 48 hours after purchase.  You will see the claim now belonging to you ACTIVE in the LR2000 mining claim database.  Online records of your claim will also be available in the local county records office and the BLM within 10-14 days.