20 acre placer mining claim on Canyon Creek, Sierra County, California. 4x4 access to the creek, then a 400 yard walk, or float, downstream to the beginning of the claim. This is a really nice claim with great gold potential. The creek has some really nice looking bedrock with numerous deep pools. With almost 1/2 a mile of river you've got a lot to work with. You can camp right on the creek where the road ends. There is a nice sandy campground (no rocks) which could hold about 5 vehicles and 10 tents. This claim and Canyon Creek 2 would be a great club claim with nice access and good gold potential.
For gold this is probably a very good claim. It's remote enough that's its doubtful it's been worked very hard. During the summer it's a fairly easy walk right down the creek and it would be no problem to float a dredge. This creek can support up to a 6" dredge and a 5" would be ideal for portability. There's an awful lot of creek here, with good camping. You'll never work it all.
Canyon Creek is the next canyon north of the North Fork of the Yuba River. This rugged canyon is a miniature version of the Yuba River and is one of the few rivers in the state of California which runs its entirety with no bridge crossings. There are only three places on Canyon Creek where you can gain access with a motorized vehicle, and this claim is one of them. Once into the canyon you have ample space for camping and plenty of river to work.
Canyon Creek is known for good gold. From the headwaters up near Poker Flat to its junction with the Yuba River, this creek is fed by both old tertiary channels, and the tailings from countless drift and hydraulic mines. Some nice nuggets have come out of Canyon Creek and the experience of working within this beautiful canyon is one you'll enjoy for years to come.