Grizzly Gulch Placer Mine, Gold Mining Claim, Tuolumne County, CA

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Seller: meetingofthemines (429) 100%, Location: Angels Camp, California, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 274123132579 Grizzly Gulch Placer Mine, Gold Mining Claim, Tuolumne County, CA (BIG TIME MINING CLAIM!) Item Description GENERAL CLAIM DESCRIPTION The Grizzly Gulch Placer Mine is an actual surveyed Placer Mine, surrounded by several patented and unpatented Gold Mines. Claims as good as this one, don't come around very often! The Grizzly Gulch is prime for a gold-finding exploration, being located in a mining district prized for its richness in gold! According to Mineral Land Classification of a portion of Tuolumne County, California, for precious metals (GOLD), carbonate rock, and concrete-grade aggregate report of 1997. (Department of Conversation, Division of Mines and Geology) It is inferred from its favorable geologic environment and its past production history that there are still significant resources of gold in this area. The small mines visible in this ravine on the topo maps (the x and tunnel marks) in this listing were well known as the Eureka and the Grizzly produced some of the most beautiful exhibition specimens of leaf gold in the Mother Lode have been taken. The Grizzly Gulch Placer mine is for the casual/recreational gold miner or the gold miner who wants to get into more serious operations. Pictures just taken last month and with heavy rains forecasted the next couple of weeks make this the prime time to get ahold of this rare claim in an extremely rich gold district. This claim has it all. A huge quartz vein right in the middle of the creek in one portion of the claim (see photo above). Fantastic gold catches up and down the claim. Bedrock with crevices, slabs of bedrock waiting to be peeled off the sides of the banks exposing new gold, banks full of material, massive boulders (which are ideal for catching run off gold), gravel bars, several smaller plunge pools, quartz rock, and some smaller and massive quartz veins running up and down the claim; all of this making this a perfect location to pan, sluice, high bank, crevice, snipe, moss, metal detect, and dredge. The pictures of gold above were from what I found spot checking some quartz rock and spot panning on the claim. The picture with the broken quartz is what I found with my minelab 1000, which run about $850, in a smaller tailing pile. After breaking open the quartz rock, this is what I found. I also found a nice little picker with the minelab 1000 in some bedrock in the picture above. A few quick spot pans showed some nice color. With the level of the water at this time of year, this is the prime time to be using a metal detector to find some nuggets and or beautiful crystalline gold wrapped in quartz as they have talked about from the mines in this ravine. Don't forget the several quartz veins that are running up and down the claim...follow those into the banks with a metal detector and maybe find a pocket of gold which this ravine is also famous for. Once again, the report done in 1997 on Tuolumne County in this ravine should tell you enough about the gold in this area to get you excited! Where the two waterways intersect you will find remnants of an old house with mining artifacts to go along with it...there is pictures above showing this area. You have two different locked areas where you will have access to this claim. The upper portion, which is shown in the photos, has plenty of room for a smaller fifth wheel and or camp trailer. This is the closest access point to the claim, with just a short little walk down a trail from this point. This point is actually pretty well hidden from the road. The bottom portion also has a locked area where a larger 5th wheel and or camping spot can be utilized, but it is quite a bit farther to your claim from this point. There are a few different old mining trails from this location up the ravine to the claim, but a couple will have to be brushed. This spot is also pretty well hidden from the road also. You will be provided a key upon payment for the claim. See maps below. Year around water. The water level slows down towards the end of fall, these picture were just taken last month...still plenty of water to pan, but this time of year is perfect for metal detecting and finding all the great spots to hit once the water flow starts back up again...water is already picking up as I list this with the last storm coming through and the weather forecast is rain for a week stretch. So, whether you're a part-time prospector, full time gold miner, or dedicated metal detectorist, there has never been a better time to get involved in the modern-day Gold Rush! Not only is gold mining a hobby and or a full-time job that can pay you back, it's an activity the entire family can enjoy together in the great outdoors. Perhaps one of the best benefits of gold prospecting, gold mining, and or metal detecting is that with the price of gold today, you don't have to find much to completely pay for your claim and equipment-- and the rest is pure profit! With GOLD prices starting to move steadily upward, there is no better time to own a gold claim! Mining claims are mineral rights to Government land and the rights to extract precious metals. They are considered real property and can be bought, sold, leased, willed, transferred and etc., with that being said they have tremendous resale value. Be sure to check out the November issue of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, we made the cover and they did a feature on our current Hard Rock operation! Photo of cover below. BIG OAK FLAT MINING DISTRICT, EAST BELT, TUOLUMNE COUNTY Location, History, Geology, Ore Deposits, Mines Location: The Big Oak Flat district is in the East Gold Belt of the Sierra Nevada in southwestern Tuolumne County. It includes the Groveland, Deer Flat, and Second Garrotte areas to the east. History: This district was first mined shortly after the beginning of the gold rush by James D. Savage. It was named for an oak tree that had a trunk with a diameter of 11 feet. The placer deposits here were highly productive, those at Big Oak and Deer Flat having been credited with a production of $25 million. Lode mining began soon afterward, and continued steadily until World War 1. The town of Garrotte was renamed Groveland by later residents who replaced the name given in 1850, when a thief was hanged there. But a place to the east, named Second Garrotte (after 1850) for a similar reason, has kept its 19th Century name. This area has prospered from tourist trade that originates along the Big Oak Flat road, which serves Yosemite National Park. The Hetch Hetchy Railroad, which was used in the construction of the San Francisco Water Department's Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to the east, served the area for some years. Some lode mining was done in the district again in the 1930s, and there has been intermittent. prospecting and development work at several mines since. Geology: The area is underlain by a northwest-trending belt of schist, argillite, and quartzite of the Calaveras Formation (Carboniferous to Permian), intruded by several small granodiorite stocks and flanked on the west by amphibolite, slate, and serpentine of the Mother Lode belt. Ore Deposits: A considerable number of north, northwest and west-trending quartz veins are found in both the metamorphic rocks and the granodiorite. The shoots usually are limited in extent, but often are rich. The ore contains free gold and often abundant sulfides, especially galena. Most of the veins are only a few feet thick. The surface placers mined during the gold rush were extremely rich. Mines: Eureka and Grizzly, Bicknell, Champion, Contact, Criss Cross, Del Monte, Goodnow, Kanaka, Long Fellow $100,000+, Mack, Mississippi, Mohrman $40,000, Mt. Jefferson, National, Nonome, Red Jacket, Rhode Island, Venus, Wide West...over all approx 70 different gold mines in this district. Area Recreation and Nearby Towns The claim is located approx 2.6 mile from Big Oak Flat and 4 miles from Historic Groveland. Yosemite Valley floor is approx. 52 miles. There is abundant camping near Yosemite, but several lodges are nearby, including the Historic Groveland Hotel. Looking for a RV Park? Yosemite Pines RV Resort is only 7 miles away. Several other locations for RV parking are available. Claim Particulars The Grizzly Gulch Placer Mine The claim is in Section 26, Township 1S, Range 15E, Mount Diablo Meridian One 20 Acre Placer Mining Claim CAMC# 0322062 Mineral Survey 5759 Driving Directions From Hwy 120 East, turn RIGHT onto Old Priest Grade. Continue for approx. .08 miles. You will have arrived at suggested parking area. The dotted path is my suggested walk way to the claim. Please be advised that Old Priest Road does NOT permit large RV's to drive this portion of the road. (see map below) GPS coordinates given upon request. Payment Information Accepted methods of payment: Personal/Business checks, direct deposits or wire transfer, cashier's check and money orders. PayPal does not allow payment for real estate or land purchases and mining claims are considered real estate, so we are unable to accept payment through PayPal. No returns or exchanges, contact me with questions. Transfer of Ownership Once payment is received and clears, a deed will be filled out with your name or names and notarized transferring ownership to the new owner. Either you or I can mail (a lot of time I will hand deliver to the appropriate County and BLM) it to the appropriate County recording office and BLM, but I would rather do it so I know it’s done correctly, but of course that is your call. I will pay all transfer fees. If you purchase this claim or claims we will be sending you a packet with all the appropriate claim paperwork after the payment clears. If you have any questions, please email me. You are dealing with a real miner/prospector here. Feedback: If there are any problems please send me an email and I will do my best to resolve them. Payment Details Accepted methods of payment: Personal/Business checks, direct deposits or wire transfer, cashier's check and money orders. Paypal does not allow payment for real estate or land purchases and mining claims are considered real estate, so we are unable to accept payment through paypal. No returns or exchanges, contact me with questions. Additional Information Meeting of the Mines takes great pride in finding claims for the serious miner and the hobbyist miner. We do thorough research to ensure that we sell only open claims. Our claims never overlap a LOAD or PLACER claim, we never top file! The photos below show our current hardrock mining operation and equipment used. Condition: The Grizzly Gulch Placer Mine is an actual surveyed Placer Mine, surrounded by several patented and unpatented Gold Mines. Claims as good as this one, don't come around very often! The Grizzly Gulch is prime for a gold-finding exploration, being located in a mining district prized for its richness in gold! According to Mineral Land Classification of a portion of Tuolumne County, California, for precious metals (GOLD), carbonate rock, and concrete-grade aggregate report of 1997. (Department of Conversation, Division of Mines and Geology) It is inferred from its favorable geologic environment and its past production history that there are still significant resources of gold in this area. The small mines visible in this ravine on the topo maps (the x and tunnel marks) in this listing were well known as the Eureka and the Grizzly produced some of the most beautiful exhibition specimens of leaf gold in the Mother Lode have been taken., State/Province: California, Seller State of Residence: California

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