Want to get rich mining gold? You probably should move along to another web site. While it's pretty tough to make a living doing small-scale gold mining, you can still find some really nice gold and have a great time doing it. All the pictures on this page are from small scale miners. There's still a lot of gold left out there, and for the patient prospector there is a lot of opportunity across the West. Each year we see nearly 25,000 mining claims abandoned across the west. Many of these claims date back to the 1800s and we see excellent claims come available every year. Whether you're looking for placer or lode we can help you get the right claim, in the right spot at the right price.
Are you looking for a great lower elevation claim for year-round work? This 20 acre placer claim on the middle fork of the Yuba River holds tremendous potential for any type of mining. The exposed bedrock offers some great sniping and there is plenty of readily accessible material for high-banking. When dredging is legal you can spend a lot of time either working the flat stretches or the deep pools. Summer time temperatures in this stretch are comfortable enough you don't even need a wetsuit. This would be an ideal club claim with a huge amount of potential camping space on the gravel bars and enough area to work to allow everyone to spread out. Don't miss out on this claim, click on any of the pictures for additional details.
Above pictures of a nice claim on the Yuba River going into fall colors.
If you just want to get your own claim, and skip the process of looking, prospecting and locating a new claim, then check out the claims below we have for sale. We locate and offer a variety of claims, from inexpensive placer claims to proven lode claims. If you don't see what you're looking for, keep in mind we can find what you want and wheree you want, just give us a call and we'll be happy to help you find the exact claim you're looking for.
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Yup. Most of it we got ourselves either from our placer or lode claims, but to be honest over the past few years we've been focusing more on lode than placer. There's something very gratifying about digging gold out of solid rock. In both California and Nevada there are thousands of these abandoned mines and they're yours for the picking. Not every lode mine requires a lot of work, some of them are nothing more than a quartz vein where you just dig the rock out, crush it and pick out the gold. All the gold below we either found, or someone we know found it. It's real, and there's a lot more out there.