As Of: NOV 2019
Next Update: Next Update probably end of December or early January
Counties: All NORCAL counties north of Kern except for Inyo. Inyo is in SOCAL report
Total Claims listed: 3,293
Forfeited (closed) Claims:Currently 546
Claims Currently on Watch List: 2,382
Type Report: Printed data sheets
This year we're combining the 2019 Final report with the 2020 Advanced Report. For 2019 there were 546 forfeited claims and there are still 365 of those claims which haven't been refiled on. For 2020 we're watching 2,382 claims across NORCAL which may be forfeited - or may not. We've seen about 50% of our early watch list ends up being actually forfeited so you still have to check with the county recorder prior to trying to file, 50% of the early watch list are still valid claims. This is a printed report, not a book or magazine. It is meant for your research and it contains pages and pages of potentially valuable mining claims.
The long awaited 2020 Advanced Report is now even better with the inclusion of the Final 2019 Closed Claims. Two reports for the price of one and there are still 365 claims in NORCAL which were forfeited and no one has refiled. This combined report provides our 2020 Watch List, and the 2019 Final Closed List with a total of 113 pages of data. If you're looking for a mining claim this listing is probably the best source you can find.
Caution!Even though a claim is officially forfeited it doesn't necessarily mean it is available
for new location. We provide a status on a specific date. Someone could have already filed on it. The report provides new filings relative to the geographic area only as of the date we produce the report but it still provides a good indicator of whether the claim would be available for new location.