California Gold Mine Prime Mining Virginia Creek Placer Claim Panning Sluice 720ft of Prime Mining on Creek Mono County Camp nearby

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Seller: scyros35 (13,496) 100%, Location: Bridgeport, California, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 113910682254 NEW MONEY Mine Department of Land Transfer Info Equipment Feedback Other Claims for Sale Contact Us Add To Favorites NEW MONEY 20 Acre Unpatented Placer Mining Claim on Federal Land Mono County California This claim is located on Virginia Creek in Mono County, California. With this claim you will be getting the exclusive mineral rights to 20 acres on an excellent spot on the creek for you to work. Included inside the claim includes 720 feet of Virginia Creek. Virginia Creek is less than 3 miles away from the Mining Claims on Green Creek VIRGINIA CREEK SETTLEMENT – you can camp here and they have a motel (2 miles north from mining claims) The Virginia Creek Settlement is located just 5 miles south of Bridgeport on Highway 395. The motel, restaurant and campground are the closest accommodations to Bodie Ghost Town State Park about 1 mile north of the 395 turnoff. The Virginia Creek Settlement is nestled in the natural beauty of the eastern slopes of the High Sierra within easy driving distance to Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park, June Lake and Mammoth Lakes. Stop by on your way to Carson City, Virginia City, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. The resort is centrally located to some of the best fishing in the eastern slopes of the High Sierra. Fishing season is the last Saturday in April through mid-November. Virginia Lakes Canyon has ten crystal alpine lakes, most containing native brook and brown trout along with air stocked rainbows. There is an abundance of fishing in and around the area in fact, Little Virginia, Big Virginia and Trumbull Lakes are stocked weekly with rainbows, and also have brook and brown trout. Moat Lake has brookies and is the only lake in the drainage that has a few remaining golden trout. There are no special fishing regulations for the area. Limit is five trout per day. Be sure and read the regulations regarding the possession of trout in order to avoid getting a ticket for over-limit. (Scroll down to see all pictures) Buyer will receive the following with their completed transaction:Quitclaim deed showing full ownership of the claim. This will be stamped, recorded and verified with the County and the BLM offices.Welcome packet with all of the rules and regulations as they relate to the State and BLM where the claim is located.Educational documents to annually renew your mining claim with the BLM.A CD of all of the documented images of the claim including maps of the site.Map of claim marked and GPS coordinates.Multiple maps showing claim location and surrounding areas for access. Come to Hike, Camp, Ride and Shoot - or come to pull some shiny rock$ out of the ground;-) ABOUT THE MINING DISTRICT Mining District in Mono County, CA DOGTOWN IS NEARBY: (1 mile north from claims) Along HWY 395 just south of the intersection with HWY 270. CLIMATE: - Warm, pleasant summers, and cold, snowy winters. Best time to visit is the summer months. In 1857 Dog Town was the site of the first major gold rush to California’s eastern slope or the Sierra Nevada. Dog Town derived its name from a popular miner’s term for camps with huts or hovels. Ruins lying close to the cliff bordering Dog Town Creek are all that remain of the makeshift dwellings which formed part of the “diggins.” Dog Town is California registered historical landmark number 792. When the waters of Dog Creek showed color in the 1850s, miners rushed to the eastern Sierra. Dog Town was said to have produced the largest nugget ever found on the Sierras eastern slope. Gold mining has been carried on in portions of Mono County for many years, although taken as a whole it lies in a rather inaccessible country and has been but superficially explored. It is in the continuation of the highly mineralized belt which was noted in Inyo County and contains among other mineral resources barytes, clay, copper, gold, limestone, molybdenum, pumice, salt, silver, and travertine. Lee Vining is the the closest town to the east entrance of Yosemite National Park, was founded by Leroy Vining in 1852 as a mining camp. Bridgeport (6 miles North from mining claims) In 1857 the gold discovery at Dogtown, south of Bridgeport, led to the local gold rush and brought thousands of miners and fortune seekers. Bridgeport, first known as Big Meadows, was settled in 1859, recognized for its grazing potential for livestock, and it became the main supply hub for the surrounding mining communities. Another cool Ghost Town in the area of Mono County – LUNDY (10 miles South from the mining claims) BODIE – local ghost town – known for its mining in the past. Only 12 miles East from the mining claims. In 1859, prospectors chasing rumors of mineral wealth found gold east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their discovery gave rise to Bodie, one of the West's wildest gold mining boomtowns. By 1880 the phrase "Badman from Bodie" described the town's rambunctious inhabitants, earning the community a reputation for violence that rivaled Tombstone, Deadwood and Dodge City. Today Bodie is a ghost town, preserved in a "state of arrested decay" by the California Department of Parks and Recreation as Bodie State Historic Park. Explore Michael Piatt's passion for research, a window to a once-vibrant town left frozen in time. ACCESS This entire area is relatively easily accessible by dirt roads which are well marked and fairly well maintained. The area is full of dirt roads, so a good map and a good GPS unit is a must, but we'll show you exactly where both claims are on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding them will not be a problem for you. Note that all of the pictures of this claim were taken by the team and on a recent visit to this property. All Pictures are of the actual property – no stock photographs were used Mining claims are a tangible asset just like any other Real property (real estate) and show a lifetime proof of all interests in minerals in the area specified by the above claim. Once you own this claim and the associated mineral rights, you will own them for life as long as you keep up with the annual fees. This claim can be bought, sold, leased or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate. A mining claim can be willed or passed down to future generations as part of a trust or your estate, or you can trade it, lease it out for a period or time (or indefinitely), gift it to a family member or friend and you can also transfer or sell just an interest in it in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. In other words, you could sell a 25% or a 50% share in it if you wanted in order to bring on a partner in the future - or you could sell the entire claim in whole. This auction is for full/all interest in this 20.66 acre lode mining claim (unless the acreage indicated in the above mine description is different). This claim covers the entire site, (unless the claim description above describes different measurements), and includes full rights to all minerals, gems and just about whatever else you may find of value on the property (except oil and gas, which are handled separately). The winner of this auction will receive a notarized quitclaim deed to the full claim and all associated documentation showing full ownership of the claim. We pay ALL fees associated with transferring this claim into your name - legal fees, title transfer fees, document fees, notary costs, recording fees and even shipping fees, so all you will pay is the final price of the auction, not a penny more. In order to hold on to your claim for life, you will need to pay an annual maintenance fee to the Government (BLM, not us) every year. Currently the maintenance fee is $165 per year per claim that you own, and it is due on September 1st of every year. NOTE that if you own fewer than 10 claims nationwide, we can assist you in filing the paperwork to waive the maintenance fee every year. That means you will only pay $15 per year for your maintenance fee instead of $155. We guarantee that all past fees have been paid in full and there are no outstanding debts or amounts owed on the claim prior to the transfer of ownership into your name. The federal government retains ownership of the land - so this means that you will not have any annual real estate taxes due on your mining claim, and you will not have to maintain liability insurance in case someone gets injured on your claim due to no fault of your own. How do Transfers of Ownership in Mining Claims work if I decide to sell my claim in the future? First, we handle all the paperwork and costs associated with transferring this claim into your name should you win this auction. But if you decide to sell this claim at some point in the future, interest in a properly recorded mining claim or site may be transferred (i.e sold) in part or its entirety. A quitclaim deed or recordable conveyance document is required and if you do sell your claim someday and the transfer documents should be filed within 60 days after the transfer. We can and will help you with the paperwork for no cost should you need a hand selling your claim in the future if you pay all of the County, State and Federal fees (usually less than $40 to $60). But again - with regard to transferring this claim initially into your name, we take care of all the paperwork at our expense. You do not have to worry about anything. we handle the BLM transfer documentation and the county recording. Can you build / camp on your claim? Without an approved plan of operations, you have the same rights and restrictions as the public. If the area is open to camping to the public, then it is permissible. However, you need to check with the BLM Field Office or the local District Ranger for areas open to camping. Under Federal law in order to occupy the public lands under the mining laws for more than 14 calendar days in any 90 day period, a claimant must be involved in certain activities that (a) are reasonably incident; (b) constitute substantially regular work; (c) are reasonably calculated to lead to the extraction and beneficiation of minerals; (d) involve observable on-the-ground activity that can be verified; and (e) use appropriate equipment that is presently operable, subject to the need for reasonable assembly, maintenance, repair or fabrication of replacement parts. All five of these requirements must be met for occupancy to be permissible. Although it is possible to build a permanent structure on a mining claim, it is extremely expensive and you will have to jump through way too many hoops to consider it easy to do. It would have to be in support of a commercial, year-round mining operation for starters, and you would need to post a large reclamation bond to insure that if you ever abandoned your claim, the bond would pay for the removal of the structure and the reclamation or the area. So in short, it is technically possible to build on your mining claim, but just be aware that it is very difficult and expensive to do - however, camping is almost always involved unless your claim is in a wilderness area, which is not very common at all. Proud Member of: In addition to handling all of the paperwork to transfer this claim into your name, as well as paying all of the fees so you do not have any costs other than the final price of the auction when the bidding closes, we also pay all of the costs associated with mailing the paperwork to you as well as to the County and Federal Government for recording and sending you back certified copies. We will ship you a folder with all paperwork, claim coordinates, maps and information on your claim, including a CD-Rom with all of the pictures of your claim upon your payment in full clearing. We ship everything to you the same business day (if payment is received by 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) - and we will always provide you with the tracking information so you are always informed. You initial claim packet that we mail has an unrecorded deed so that you can show ownership immediately after payment and be able to visit your claim. A second original deed goes to the County for recording the same day, and a third original deed goes to the BLM for certification as well. Both of those originals will be returned to you so you will wind up with several original deeds - but the County and BLM deeds can take 3 to 6 weeks to be returned to you, which is why we send you the initial original on day one. Your payment of this eBay auction item in full gives you 100% ownership of this entire claim, with no other fees and/or other costs for the transfer of ownership required. This is NOT an auction for the down payment, this is NOT a partnership arrangement where someone else will own part of the claim with you, and there are NO other fees or costs for the transfer of this claim in your name. eBay does not allow checkout on the eBay website for any Real Estate transactions - simply because it is not like selling a widget - the transfer of real estate is complicated and requires notary work, licensed professionals and recording. Note that this is eBay’s rules and not ours and it is the same for any mining claim seller on eBay We also are not able to accept PayPal payments for mining claims, as claims are real estate and PayPal does not allow payments to be made on any real estate items, including single family homes, condos, mining claim or land purchases. We DO accept just about every other kind of payment method you can think of: Personal Checks, Business Checks, Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Bank Wires, ACH payments, Direct Bank Deposit at any Bank of America Branch, Gold or Silver Bullion (at the day’s SPOT prices), etc. After the auction close, we will send you a secure link to handle the payment safely online if you prefer, and we can also take care of payment by mail or telephone, as we are a traditional Brick and Mortar business - so whichever method you prefer is perfectly fine with us. We provide financing plans with no interest or fees. Financing terms are minimum of $500 down with the balance will due within 90-days via three equal monthly payments of the remaining balance after the down payment has been paid. With all financing plans, we do not transfer the final deed into your name until the claim has been paid in full. In the event of a default on a payment plan, we do not refund your down payment - however, we do allow you to put that down payment towards any other purchase as a store credit in full. If you are financing a climate and there is less than 90 days until September 1st (i.e. from June 1st through September 1st), when the annual fee for mining claims is due to the Federal Government, we will add the $165 maintenance fee to your down payment and pay it to the BLM on your behalf thereby increasing your down payment to $665 instead of $500 - however, the $165 portion of the down payment does not go towards your principle balance since it is used to pay the annual fees to the government, therefore the actual down payment credit will still be $500. Approval for financing is automatic as long as you have a valid eBay account in good standing. Condition: Who are we? We’re A+ Rated with the BBB. Innovator of the year, 2016 E&MJ. Conservation award winner, 2014 and 2016. Charter member, US Historical Mines Society. Gold sponsor of the Mining Legal Society. Largest claim seller 4 out of the last 5 years. NBOM certified since 2012. A Top Rated Plus seller on eBay since 2003. The only seller to provide scientifically accurate gold and silver field numbers, unlike others who make claims about gold content that they can't back up. If a competitor is willing to lie about the industry proven/extremely effective XRF technology, what else are they willing to lie about?Don’t buy from an amateur, no matter how much fluff they add to their listings. Buy from a proven leader who protects your investment and backs it up with more than a decade of experience. No husband and wife teams here! Still no phony/inflated transfer fees EVER! We have the most employees, the best research and the most offices of any seller. Period. No one else comes close!, Type of Claim: placer, Featured Refinements: Gold Mining Claim, Property Address: US-395, Bridgeport, CA 93517, State/Province: California, Seller State of Residence: California, Zip/Postal Code: 93517, Zoning: Mixed, City: Bridgeport, Acreage: 20.0, Type: Unpatented Mining Claims

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