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Dorado Patented Gold Placer

$7,500,000.00

Fully-Permitted Producing Placer Gold Mine, Northern California. Machinery included in this water based placer operation that has been approved and permitted by the U.S. forest service. Crystal clear trout streams and abundant wildlife, beautiful scenic views, along with a potential seven (7) digit yearly income available from gold production. More details are available for serious potential buyers.

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Fully-Permitted Producing Placer Gold Mine, Northern California

Deeded land patented in 1882 and signed by Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President of the United States

Deeded water rights–1,500 miner inches since 1870 and filed 1895



Summary of Placer Claim and Patented Property


The 38.52 Acre Oswald Patent

A permitted producing placer gold mining operation

In 1998 Dorado & Associates, Inc. purchased the Famous Oswald Patented Gold Mining Claim. They built an entire placer ore excavation and ore processing plant and laboratory complete with Face Plate Grinder, Ball-Mill, Wifely Lab Table, Lab Floatation testing equipment, Jaw Crusher, Assay Furnace and Glassware.

They then applied for and obtained the numerous regulatory mining and water permits necessary to legally operate a placer gold mining operation in Trinity County.

An expert geologist’s opinion states that the balance of this Oswald placer can produce approximately 99,000 yards, working ten month out of the year.

A 160 Acre BLM Placer Mining Claim, Administered by Forest Service, surrounds the Patented Gold Mine on three sides.

The property is within one mile of a Forest Service trailhead that leads into 500,00 acres of wilderness. The claim is downstream from the town of Dedrick. It took 8 years of work to get the property permitted.

Canyon creek, Located 20 miles from weaverville. No chemicals are used in the gold recovery processed. It’s water based placer mining technology has been approved and permitted by the U.S. forest service as being environmentally sound. Crystal clear trout streams and abundant wildlife, beautiful scenic views, along with a potential seven (7) digit income available from gold production.


Fine tuned mining operation


Abundant gold – heavy producer


198.52-acre opportunity includes:

A fully-permitted operational patented gold mine on gated 38.52 acres in the Trinity Alps complete with:

  • Heavy-mining equipment
  • Storage and operation buildings
  • Ore-processing plant
  • Fine-tuned gold recovery operation includes:
    • grizzly
    • conveyer belt
    • trommel
    • rotating cone
    • sluice box
  • 150 KW generator to run the gold recovery operation

Laboratory with:

  • Face plate grinder
  • Ball mill
  • Wifely Lab table
  • Lab flotation testing equipment
  • Jaw crusher
  • Assay furnace
  • Glassware

Property Includes:

  • All-weather roads
  • 2,000 square feet modern log cabin featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths
  • Large lake
  • Heliport
  • 42′ x 40′ two story new Ramada building designed to be converted into a beautiful home, but now housing two 35 foot RVs
  • Additional RV hookup with all facilities

The Big East Fork of Canyon Creek runs through the property and since 1895 the owner has retained water rights of 15,000 gallons per minute. Fee-simple 160-acres with a BLM mining claim borders the 38.52 acres on three sides, for a total of 198.52 acres.


A Beautiful 38.52 Acre Ranch Fully Developed for Year-Round Country & Vacation Living


Large Lake near the cabins


Landscaping surrounds dwellings


A 36′ x 42′ two story Ramada with plumbing (easily converted to a residence)


Two story modern log cabin with 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms


Three 35′ well kept RVs


A new 2,000 +/- sq. ft. spacious two story modern log cabin, that features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Baths
  • Large Porches
  • Patio
  • Electric Gas/Heating
  • Rose/Vegetable Garden
  • Orchard
  • Fresh flowing mountain stream water into house
  • Scenic forest and mountain views
  • Three (3) 35′ very nice RVs for guest and/or employees
  • A 36′ x 42′ two story Ramada with plumbing (easily converted to a residence)
  • Power lines – both electric and telephone
  • Two storage buildings – including one for laboratory equipment
  • Outdoor spa
  • Landscaping surrounding dwellings
  • Satellite TV
  • Scenic lake and mountain views
  • Numerous buildings sites for additional homes or cabins

Plenty of housing


Awesome Mountain Views


  • Gated 40 acres in Trinity Alps
  • Northern California Getaway home or vacation paradise, surrounded by 500,000 acres of wilderness
  • All weather roads and a private bridge
  • Water rights: Permitted for a 12′ waterline from the Big East Fork
  • 10,000 board feet of logs cut and down ready for saw milling

Map of the property


Heavy Equipment Inventory


Ford service truck, Excavator, Dozer, Ford 10-Yard Dump, Traxcavator and pickup truck


Model: 950 Traxcavator (Loader/with forks)

Year: 1966

SN#: 90A490

Hours: 500+1- since motor overhaul

Model: Cat EL 200B Excavator

Year: 1990

Pin#: 4SG06237-7X4102

Another SN: 00-7790

NS: S6KT Engine

Hours: 3,808

Model: Dozer D7E with Riper-Tilt Blade

Year: 1970

SN#: 48A-2077

Hours: 100+/- after engine overhaul

Model: Ford Dual Axle Service Truck

Year: 1984

VIN#: 1FDMF60H9EVA55593

GVWR: 16,500 pounds

Body Style: FA8

Miles: 24,946 Actual

Model: Ford F250 Pickup

Body Style: 3/4 Ton, Long Body, 4 x 4, Standard – Hydraulic Clutch

Year: 1994

VIN#: 2F1HF26H9RCA62092

Mileage: 75,495

Model: Nissan Pickup (Small Off-Road) Run About

Year: 1989

VIN#: 1N6NDI1SIKC368694

Miles: Runs Good

Model: Ford 10-Yard Dump Truck

Year: 1966

VIN#: 185LUA15296

Work Horse

One 16′ flat bed Hauler Trailer

One Dodge Pickup

3 Trailers (brand names):

Terry

Kuntry Aire

Air Stream

4″ Honda Dredge with Wetsuit


Helicopter landing area


Roads


Private gate 1.5 miles from Dorado’s private property


Smooth road winds through beautiful forest


Private bridge


Private bridge overlooking beautiful clear mountain river


Another view of the road, passing through a lush mountain valley


Overview of Current Mining Operation:

The Oswald placer is extensive and covers the remaining 60% of the 40 acres. Enough has been mined from different areas of the placer to tell that it all contains gold. The material is classified into three different stages which is absolutely essential to the recovery of the gold. The owners have been fortunate enough to find that all of the gold is free-flowing, and they don’t have to use any grinding equipment at all in the gold recovery process. The Oswald placer gold recovery operation has been fined tuned to recover 90 to 95% of the gold.

The placer material is picked up with a front end loader and dumped into a grizzly. The grizzly is an inclined plane with a set of rails that are 4 inches apart. The 4 inch rails are on a slope so the bedrocks roll off of it and everything that is smaller than 4 inches goes through the opening of the grizzly and into the belt feeder. Now the Grizzly is the first step in sorting the rocks according to size, also known as classifying the rocks. Classification is the secret to gold recovery. The rock must be classified by different sizes so that gold can be recovered with the right equipment for each of the classifications. The belt feeder then drops the material onto the conveyor belt, which slowly runs the material up to the trommel. Now the purpose of the belt feeder is to give the uniform feed which helps in the optimal recovery of the gold. After the feed goes up the conveyer belt and into the trommel, it is washed a separated again. The trommel is approximately 4 and half feet in diameter, and some 24 to 30 feet long. The trommel is essentially an open tube and the conveyor belt feeds the material into the opening of the trommel and as it drops in water is injected and it starts wetting the ore. The trommel rotates and as it rotates it brings the rocks up and they slide back and it washes them clean of all of the dirt and gold that is on them. The material continues down the trommel to a six foot screen on the back end. The screen is designed to allow any material that is smaller than a quarter inch to be washed again and fed into a rotating cone. The quarter inch minus material goes through the screen and that is where about 85% of the gold is found.

The reverse end of the trommel is where small particles run through the quarter inch screen into a hopper. The hopper feeds a rotating cone. The cone rotates at 120 RPM with ripples in it, and the ripples are such that they catch the gold as they are slung against the outside of the rotating cone. The cone has ripples that are about a half inch wide and the water goes inside the rotating cone and the excessive water floats all of the host rock off the side of the rotating cone and it goes off as waste rock. The other end of the trommel is open. The material that is smaller than 4 inches, but larger than 1/4 an inch goes out on the shaker screen, where the rocks that are smaller than 5/8 an inch fall down into a sluice box that catches gold in the riffles as waste rock is washed out. The riffles are cleaned each day after the days run and this is where the bigger gold is found.

The rock that is smaller than 4 inch, yet larger than 5/8 an inch goes onto a conveyor and is carried up and dumped and used for paving roads on the claim.

The 150 KW generator puts out 460 volts and runs all of the gold recovery equipment. It is a very economical piece of equipment to run. It’s really a bigger generator than is really needed, but it does an excellent job.


Overview of Trinity 1-8 Placer Claims:


The Trinity #1 through #8 is a 160 acre placer claim surrounded by 500 thousand acres of wilderness and also adjacent to and connected to the Oswald Property. The Oswald property is known to contain gold. It has been mined for some 7 years. On the Oswald Property the bottom 10 to 15 feet above the bedrock is where the heaviest gold is found, and that is where it really pays off to be a miner.

There are many indications that the Trinity one through eight will be just as successful as the Oswald Property. First off a general look at the area shows some outcrops near a flat area looking at area #5 beyond the Oswald. Those outcrops are similar to the outcrops on the Oswald property, near the cottage. The owners noted that these two outcrops are what they were mining when they found the gold.

The owners also surveyed a gully in area #2 and looked back towards the cottage and observed the same identical type of outcrop. They also traveled across the creek and down to area #4 and peered back into area #2, across the creek. They again noted the same outcrop that they had found to be productive in the Oswald patent. The next thing they did was to take a large test sample from area #2. They used the excavator to dig 25 to 30 feet deep and then ran it through their gold recovery system. They recovered enough gold that we felt like any prudent man would mine the area. They also did a similar test in area #1 with the same results.

In addition to testing the two areas the owners also noted around the area some other things that are significant. Number one, the Scarlet Ray Mine, located almost a stone throw from area #2 is one of the heaviest producers of the whole area. The miners were mining the same type of outcrop as were seen in these two areas. In addition to that Canyon Creek has an inside curve for both placer claim # 4 and placer claim # 2, which is where you will find the heavy gold – on the inside of the curve. Those areas should provide some of the heaviest gold of anywhere. Claim #3 is adjacent to the Oswald mine. This is advantageous because there are direct roads down to the Oswald flat and the gold can be taken directly down to the flat to be processed. Area #4 has been sparsely mined and in fact the owner has pictures of this area in which some of the large nuggets would reach clear across a dollar bill sideways.

The placer claims are in a canyon that is surrounded by mountains on either side. The mountains contain mines. The ore from those mines was hauled to Dedrick, which is an old mining town just above the placer claims and that is where the gold was processed. Also the area where the claims have been staked is of similar type of erosion. The erosion took place a long time ago, about the same time as the quartz veins were being laid down from all of the magma that was being cooled down there and placed the gold there. When it eroded and finally was weathered it washed down and the old riffles in the bedrock caused it to laid down, then later mud slides came around and they deposited all of the outcrops that are see on top of the gold. So, within ten feet of the bedrock that is where the good gold is found. The Trinity #1 through #8 and the Oswald Placer are located in the middle of one of the best gold mining districts in Northern California. It is anticipated that the Trinity #1 through #8 will be one of the heaviest producing areas in Trinity County which historically is a great, great prospect for finding gold. The Trinity #1 through #8 is a claim. The owner has worked eight years getting the placer claims permitted, and just recently the forest service hired an independent outside engineering firm to do an environmental impact study (EIS). The EIS was carried out and approved. The placer claims are ready to be worked and so is the Oswald, which includes all of the equipment needed to process 200 to 200+ yards per day.


Description of Area:


Dedrick

Dedrick, the old mining town directly north of the Oswald property was settled on Corral Bar in 1890, and named after Chloride Mine locator Dan C. Dedrick. The post office was established May 4, 1891. By 1902 the town boasted a school, 2 stores, 2 hotels, a restaurant, lodging house, livery, assay house, 3 saloons and many homes. 200 men were employed in the mines in the area including Buck’s Ranch, Ralston, Annie, Maple, Mason-Thayer, Chloride-Bailey and the Globe. The Globe assayed at $750 per ton or an incredible 39.6 ounces per ton on Sept. 20, 1890. The Globe and the Chloride used tramline buckets to bring ore to the two mills on Canyon Creek. The 40 stamp Globe mill was 20 stories tall. Mining activity slowed by the mid-1920’s and Dedrick faded. The post office closed December 31, 1941.

Weaverville

Historic Weaverville, California is located 20 miles the the south of the Oswald property. Weaverville is a rural community nestled at the base of the magnificent Trinity Alps Wilderness area. The town was founded in 1850, and was once home to approximately 2,000 Chinese gold miners. A lot of history lives in Weaverville, and the downtown area still proudly displays the old west heritage. Historical places, beautiful scenery, great outdoor adventure, a friendly small town atmosphere and much more await you here. The Trinity Alps Wilderness has lots of outdoor terrain to keep you busy. The Trinity Alps Wilderness is part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest which is the largest in California with a diverse landscape ranging from 1,000 to 14,162 feet in elevation. The 2.1 million acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers for lots of outdoor fun and adventure.

With so much outdoor wilderness to offer, it’s no wonder why Trinity County is the most visited recreational area in California.

Weather

Summer weather is usually hot and dry with lower elevation temperatures ranging from 85° – 100°+F and lows from 60° – 70°. Fall days are usually mild and warm, with cool nights. Winter is when most of the precipitation falls, averaging over 55 inches per year, much of it in the form of snow in the high elevations. Highs range from 40° – 60° and lows from 30° – 40° in the lower elevations. Spring weather is variable with many pleasant days.

The town of Weaverville



Canyon Creek Mining District History:

Canyon Creek-East Fork District The Dedrick-Canyon Creek and Helena-East Fork districts, in Trinity County, constitute a single mining district whose center is approximately 12 miles northwest of Weaverville. The East Fork mines achieved their greatest output in the early 1900’s when gold prices ranged from $18.98 to $21.32 per ounce. Three of the mines: the Enterprise, Golden Crest, and North Star, have recorded productions of more than $100,000 each; the Alaska mine produced more than $600,000. The Globe mine, on the slope and ridge east of Canyon Creek, is estimated to have produced more than $700,000. In addition there are several small mines and prospects whose production is unknown or less than $100,000. With those numbers estimated production in ounces for the 5 largest mines in the district was 81,508 ounces of gold (using the average price of gold between 1900 and 1930, which was $19.63 per ounce). Using the current gold price of $1,300 per ounce, total output from these 5 mines would have equaled 105,960,265 in todays money. That doesn’t include production from the other lesser mines in the district.

Geology

Mines and prospects of the Canyon Creek-East Fork district are in rocks of the central metamorphic belt, here composed exclusively of the Salmon Hornblende Schist A granitic body of moderate size, the Canyon Creek pluton (Davis and others, 1965), intrudes the hornblende schist north of the Canyon Creek district, and other smaller granitic bodies occur in the southeastern and southwestern parts of the district. The geology of the district is not well known, and there are no apparent geologic reasons for localization of mineralization in this area. Little could be learned from the brief field examination of the region. Several of the old mines were difficult to locate, and some could not be found. Apparently all were near quartz veins that contained free gold accompanied by pyrite, some of which at least was gold bearing. Felsic dikes, including quartz porphyry and granitic rocks are associated with several of the deposits.

Reference:

Geological Survey (U.S.), Hotz, P. E (1969). Geology of lode gold districts in the Klamath Mountains, California and Oregon.

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This claim and property come with the full backing of Gold Rush Expeditions and our legal resources. We take mining rights seriously. Hopefully you will never have any problems with the Forest Service or BLM employees, but if you ever do you can rest assured that we will fight to protect your mining rights. We have a lawyer on retainer and offer free no-cost legal representation. We are here for you long after you buy a claim from us.

As usual, we recommend that you file a Notice of Intent with the BLM or local Forest Service office before working your claim. This doesn’t cost anything as long as you are operating under casual use. We would like to see that everything goes according to your plans. Some activities may require permitting with the local Forest Service or BLM offices. We have created a page on our website with helpful information on writing a Notice of Intent and, also if you are unsure about what activities are permitted under casual use, we’ve got some helpful links at the bottom of that page.


“The most important piece of your mining claim is that actual mining claim documentation and location. While other fly by night operations may have the best of intentions, they often get it wrong. This results in you, as a customer, not getting what you paid for. GRE has been documenting, writing and transferring mining claims for over 10 years. We know what we are doing. From our in-house notaries to our master land surveyors, we get the job done right, and we back it up in writing. GRE Guarantees that this mining claim has been written correctly and accurately. It has been physically staked on all corners with GPS embedded images for clear verification. GRE will provide documentary evidence of all paperwork and location staking for the claimant.

GRE works hard to make sure that everything we do is perfect, but occasionally we may make a mistake. So while it is understood by the Customer and GRE, that all attempts have been made to verify accuracy and location in relation to this claim, we want to go one step farther. In the case of inaccuracies or other issues that may impact your claim, GRE will amend or modify and record any documents and physical monuments as deemed necessary at no cost to the buyer.

GRE guarantees this mining claim to be exactly as described and pictured. Please view all images and read complete claim description. We spend a lot of time and effort to document all aspects of each mining claim.

This Guarantee is not any sort of guarantee of mineral content, reserves or future earnings. Assay reports, Reserves, and mineral values are provided as they have been recorded by United States Geological Surveys, and state and local mining reports. Historical records and production are provided for information only. GRE strongly advises all potential claim owners to educate themselves about mining claims. Please be fully aware of what is conveyed with this mineral claim. If you have questions about mining, mining law, processing or even other properties, please contact us; our offices are open from 9am to 5pm MST, Monday through Friday. We are here to help the small miner work and support the development of mining in this new era of Mining in America.


It’s hard to make an accurate assessment of mines and mining claims today. The history, the books and the documents change over time. Universities and Agencies seem to write and release documentation designed to deter the average miner.

We examine each mine, and determine its actual potential. This is based on documented and verifiable history, as well as field observations and mapping of the sites. This helps us thoroughly and accurately describe our claims, as well as help you make informed decisions regarding the purchasing of a mining claim. In addition, the geological and historical information provided gives claim owners the tools to know where to look. After all, the gold, precious metals and minerals are out there, and there is a lot of it, you just have to know where to look. If you need more information, please feel free to contact our office and set an appointment to discuss your desired property.


Sales Information


What is being sold:

You are purchasing (a) lode mining claim(s) and/or (a) placer mining claim(s), owned and located by GRE, Inc. This purchase is for all interest in the claim(s). The claim(s) have been examined and documented by professional mineral field surveyors. They have verified the information and potential mineral content of the site. The claim(s) are as represented and documented above. Each lode claim measures 1500ft by 600ft. or 20.66 acres, unless otherwise noted. Each Placer claim measures 1320′ x 660′ or 20 acres unless otherwise noted. The claim(s) and the mine(s) has/ have been verified and recorded with the National Bureau of Mines. For more information on this, please contact the National Bureau of Mines on their website. This mining claim gives the owner full control of the minerals and ownership of all lodes, minerals and gems on the claim for as long as the purchaser maintains ownership. Ownership is retained by annual maintenance assessments of $155 per claim, plus a small recording fee both payable to the BLM. These fees are per claim, per year.

Annual Assessment Fees have been paid for this claim for the 2017 year. No additional BLM fees until Aug. 2017.

Binding and Legal notes:

  • The claim(s) has been staked according to state law to include all of the mines and land as pictured. GRE has placed all stakes on all corners as required by law.
  • The claim(s) has been described professionally and according to the National Bureau of Mines standards of Mineral and Mining Claim surveys. They have been measured, staked and validated by professional Mineral and Mining Claim Surveyors.
  • Ownership of this lode claim(s) gives the registered owner full control and ownership of all locatable lodes and minerals that may be located on the claim and or underground as accessed by the tunnels.
  • The sale of this claim(s) does not constitute any speculative investment or security. GRE is not selling any stocks, shares, securities or any sort of speculative investment.
  • The sale of this claim and the information contained therein does not imply or guarantee values, assay reports, or future earnings. GRE, Inc. makes no guarantees, neither written nor implied of any past, present or future value or mineral content.
  • The sale of this claim does not account for any land or access issues that may arise. In the case of any access issues GRE can guide the claim owner with our legal counsel and years of experience in accessing mining claim sites.

GRE, Inc. recommends that all buyers make all efforts to inform themselves on the interests and legalities of mining claims prior to any purchase of mining claims.  GRE is available via phone or email during normal business hours. Our offices are open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.The GRE team is educated, knowledgeable and competent to answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. 385-218-2138 or goldrush@goldrushexpeditions.com


Payment:

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 24 hours of the auction end. This is to secure your interest in the site while the remaining balance is in transit. Full payment (or Signed contract with down payment) is required within 7 days of auction end without exception.

Deposits can be made with Credit/Debit cards, however remaining balance payments must be paid by cash, check, or other verified funds. This is due to the nature of the claims being Real Property. Monthly payments can be made with Credit/Debit Cards

Failure to meet payment requirements will result in claim(s) being re-listed or offered to other buyers. Deposits are not refundable and will not be returned. Purchasing a claim from GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. indicates consent to the GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. Purchase Agreement. Please review this document carefully when it is received, this document is a vital element of the sale. It documents how the claim will be transferred and to whom it will be transferred. The purchase agreement states our commitments to you and your understanding of what is being sold and transferred. For your convenience, we offer digital signature options to expedite the process.

GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. accepts all forms of valid, legal payment, including Cash, Check and verified (stamped) gold or silver bullion (at spot price). We do not accept PayPal.

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. will send all correspondence to the email you have provided, please verify that your address is correct, we are not responsible for misdirected or unreceived email. Payment and signed Purchase Agreement Finance Contract are due in full within 7 days.


Annual Assessments:

Annual assessments are required for each mining claim. There are various fees and forms involved with these annual assessments and failure to comply or submit them correctly can result in the forfeiture of your mining claim.
We recommend that purchasers familiarize themselves with this process.

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. also offers an Annual Assessment filing service, wherein we guarantee your filing and acceptance. Safeguarding your claim against loss and forfeiture.


Financing:

In most cases we can offer financing of sites upon approved credit history. Gold Rush financing requires roughly 24 hours to verify and approve. Financing requires downpayment of at least 25% of the total purchase price or $2500.00, whichever is more. Gold Rush financing is only available on purchases of over $5,000.00 with approved credit. We approve 99% of our applicants. Please call our office to apply. Please be sure that you are pre-approved before making bids or committing to purchase.

Gold Rush financing is offered at a rate of 9% APR (annual percentage rate). Documentation fees can be added to finance arrangement. While under contract, Buyer will have full access to the claim under casual use guidelines. Further operations requiring Plan of Operations are not allowed while the site is under contract. Upon final payment, as designated by contract, the Quit Claim deed will be immediately filed and sent to owner. More details on Gold Rush financing available upon request.


Terms & Conditions of the Sale:

This sale is for UNPATENTED, Federal mining claim(s). Mining claims require a yearly maintenance fee of $155 per year, per claim, (or a small miner’s waiver to reduce fees) to retain ownership.

The maintenance fees for the claim have been taken care of for the 2016-2017 year. No additional monies will be due to the BLM until September 1st of 2017, to retain ownership for the 2017-2018 year.

GRE can file maintenance fees and documents for claim owners upon request for additional years.

The documentation fee covers all notarizing, mailings and filings required with County and State Recorders, and filing and verification with appropriate State BLM office.


Buyer will receive the following with their completed transaction:

  • Quit Claim deed showing transfer of ownership of the claim. This document will stamped, recorded and verified with the County and BLM offices. No other paperwork required
  • Welcome Packet with all of the rules and regulations as they relate to the State and BLM where the claim is located.
  • A CD of all documented images of the claim including a GRE survey and mapping of the site.
  • 24k map with claim marked & GPS coordinates
  • 100k map with claim boundaries clearly shown
  • Official National Bureau of Mines Documentation.
  • GRE Sticker
  • Other GRE Promotional Materials

Documentation:

There is a documentation fee of $349 for each Mining claim. In the case of multiple claims in a single sale, any other associated claims are charged at $249 each.

Please note that all information and documentation will only be sent to the email address you have on file with GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. Your documentation will also only be shipped to the address on file with GOLD RUSH EXPEDITIONS, INC. Please verify this information. We do this for your security as well as ours.
All documentation, Payment and Purchase Agreement documents must be completed to begin the transfer of the Quit Claim. Quit claim can be transferred to any person or business once identity has been established. Documentation fees cover all of the filing of paperwork in the proper counties and state and with the BLM. The purchaser will receive a Quit Claim deed transferring all interests in the claim.

Note: Our new documentation process is nearly 100% digital. All of your legal and purchase information is verified and signed online. Documentation time is usually less than 1 week.


Legal Notes:

*This claim is not for any Speleothems, Stalactites or Stalagmites. This claim is not for any cave formations of any sort. *This claim is not for ownership of a cave or any sort of cave related items. It is for control of locatable minerals and the ability to secure the land on which your minerals are located. *This claim is for Mining Claims. Mining Claims are administered by the BLM. They are not administered, nor are they under any control by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. *This sale does not constitute any sale of stocks or other security interests that represent a current investment ownership interest in an entity. Nor does this sale represent any effort by individuals to raise money or find investors for Businesses. A mining claim is not ownership of the land. It is full control of locatable minerals. The BLM defines located minerals as: * Locatable minerals include both metallic minerals (gold, silver, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, etc.) and nonmetallic minerals (fluorspar, calcite, mica, certain limestone and gypsum, tantalum, heavy minerals in placer form, and gemstones). (Edited from: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY
__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/energy.Par.26680.File.dat/MiningClaims.pdf) The General Mining Law of 1872, as amended, opened the public lands of the United States to mineral acquisition by the location and maintenance of mining claims. Mineral deposits subject to acquisition in this manner are generally referred to as “locatable minerals.” A lode claim is defined as: “Jefferson-Montana Copper Mines Co., 41 L.D. 321(1912), established the full test for a lode claim: “To constitute a valid discovery upon a lode claim, three elements are necessary: 1. There must be a vein or lode of quartz or other rock-in-place, 2. The quartz or other rock-in-place must carry gold or some other valuable mineral deposit, 3. The two preceding elements, when taken together, must be such that as to warrant a prudent man in the expenditure of his time and money in the effort to develop a valuable mine.” Additionally, Federal statute does not describe what constitutes a valuable mineral deposit; therefore the government has adopted the “prudent man rule.” This rule determines value based on whether or not a person will consider investing time and money to develop a potentially viable mineral deposit. This rule was first stated by the DOI in 1894, in the adjudication of Castle v. Womble, 19 L.D. 455 (1894), the holding of which states: “…where minerals have been found and the evidence is of such a character that a person of ordinary prudence would be justified in the further expenditure of his labor and means, with a reasonable prospect of success in developing a valuable mine, the requirements of the statute have been met.” Note, this is site is not subject to the Cave Protection act of 1988, as Federal Law states: 16 USC Sec. 3378&01/08/2008 Sec. 3378. Miscellaneous provisions -STATUTE- (d) Existing rights Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to affect the full operation of the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States, or otherwise affect valid existing rights. -SOURCE-(Pub. L. 100-691, Sec. 9, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4550.) REFERENCES IN TEXT The mining laws and mineral leasing laws of the United States, referred to in sub sec. (d), are classified generally to Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining. The information above is cited from the official Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management page.


Return Policy:

Due to the nature of this sale, returns are not applicable. In the case of any issues, we will work with the buyer to be sure that the buyer is satisfied with their purchase as per the GRE Guarantee. GRE does not make partial refunds or cash refunds. All refunds or adjustments will be given in the form of credits or merchandise of at least equal value.


About GRE:

Since 1999, Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. (GRE, Inc.) has been locating and documenting valuable mining claim sites. We research, locate and document historic and significant mines throughout the Western United States. We sell mining claims, that’s it. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable survey team, and an entire office staffed with hard working employees who make all of this possible. We invite you to learn more about the people behind GRE. We also have a full legal team dedicated to monitoring and protecting our interests and yours!

GRE is an actual “brick and mortar” business with an office that you can stop into. We do operate within normal business hours of 9am to 5pm MST. We can be reached in the office at 385-218-2138. You can feel free to stop in and see what we are working on. Our office has an extensive mining library and an impressive collection of mining artifacts and memorabilia. Mining claims can be tricky from state to state. GRE, Inc. has provided more mining claims than anyone else, to happy, satisfied customers. We will be here long after the sale to help out with most anything you need. We sell many claims to repeat buyers; this says a lot about what we are doing.

GRE, Inc. researches over 600 sites per month. Out of those sites we usually only claim 20-30 mines. The sites we offer are the best of the best. We don’t claim the first hole in the ground that we see. We research and document these sites. We claim these mines because we believe them to have a good value. GRE has pioneered offering mining claims to the public at a reasonable rate, taking care of all the paperwork for you. We go the extra distance to make sure that everything is right and if it’s not, we will make it right.

In addition to your claim you will also have access to GRE, Inc.’s legal counsel. They are familiar with what we do and very efficient at resolving any issues that may arise. GRE, Inc. will often cover the costs of the legal counsel, dependent on the issues that need resolving.

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