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Idaho Gold Placer Mining Claim-Boise Basin-Grimes Creek- Boise County 21.6 acres

$1,525.00 3 Bids Sold

Seller: kjq10a (244) 100%, Location: Camas County, Idaho, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 280965353650 The winner of this no-reserve auction will receive title to a hard to find 21.6 acre unpatented Idaho Placer Gold Mining Claim located in the heart of the Boise Basin Mining District along Grimes Creek in Boise County, Idaho. The claim is the Auric Verity C which will be a segregated portion of BLM IMC 209148. The legal description of the claim is Government Lot 17 (21.6 acres) of Section 21, Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Boise Meridian. The claim is located on the lower bench placers of Grimes Creek, just upstream from its confluence with Mud Creek. The claim lies at the confluence of the Grimes Pass Mining District (http://www.mindat.org/loc-39464.html) and the Idaho Mining City District (http://www.mindat.org/loc-39458.html) in the Boise Basin The Boise Basin was one of the richest placer gold discoveries in history. Total gold production from 1863 through 1959 was 2,891,530 ounces of gold which is worth over $5 billion dollars at today’s spot price. During this time the Boise Basin produced more gold than the entire State of Alaska. There are hand stacked cobble piles from bench placer operations all over this area. Mountains of bucket dredge tailings are still piled high to this day along Grimes Creek right beside this claim. The Auric Verity C claim is one of my personal favorite claims because it is located in a very rich placer gold producing area which has relatively large amounts of coarse gold in the streambeds and bench placers. This claim is also located in one of the most amazingly scenic and beautifully remote parts of Idaho which has an absolutely awesome mining history. This is one of my favorite areas to metal detect for nuggets and relics and to highbank for coarse gold. I have recovered about 1 gram of coarse gold per yard of rich ancient river bed bench material deposits in the areas above the existing creek bottom at several places on this claim. This has been accomplished as a one-man show with a shovel, a high banker and a water pump on this claim. I have reliably produced about a nugget an hour with a Gold Bug 2 metal detector on this claim over the years. The nuggets seem to seep out of exposed outcroppings of decomposing granite and are also reliably found lying in the bottom of the old placer diggings. The nuggets in the picture were recovered from this claim in a few hours. An occasional Chinese coin or brass trinket which was left behind by the early pioneers and fortune seekers will be found while working this claim with a metal detector. I have found many 1 to 2 gram gold-in-quartz specimens on this claim with a metal detector. Perhaps the real beauty is the ease of access to this claim. It is located less than a mile north of the ghost town of Centerville where, as of last summer, there were 3 or 4 small-scale trommel operations turning a profit. The claim is easily accessible with a 2 wheel drive automobile or large RV and there are numerous areas to camp on or near the claim. As you can see in the pictures, the Centerville-Pioneerville Road, which is maintained by Boise County, runs along the western edge of the claim and you can drive your automobile on to the claim. The claim is located within Idaho Fish and Game Hunting Unit 39 and it is located 12.4 road miles from the town of Idaho City, Idaho (Grocery Store, Gas, Restaurants, 3 Bars, Post Office, Bank, Mining Supply Store, etc and lots of great mining history). There is a great camping spot adjacent to the claim, between the claim and the Centerville Road which is accessible with a large RV. This camp spot would make a great base camp from which to stage your hunting and mining operations. There are ruins from old placer mining operations and water works with most of the old water canals used for placer mining still in place. There are numerous other cabins and mill sites in the area to explore. Paste these coordinates into your web browser or mapping software (like Google Maps or Earth) to take a closer look at the claim: 43 55 38.1 n 115 52 42.4 w. This claim is the real deal for someone who wants to own a productive bench placer gold mining claim in a historically productive mining district. This area is home to many surviving small scale placer mining operations. If you are interested in this claim, you will want to have a copy of the following report entitled Geology and Gold Resources of Boise Basin. Paste the following link into your browser to download the report: http://www.idahogeology.org/PDF/Bulletins_(B)/B-09.pdf There are also numerous other Idaho mining resources and news which can be found on the following Mining Idaho website: http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/miningidaho/index.cfm This claim is unique, because it is located adjacent to one of the largest producing placer mining district in the United States. There has been lots of gold produced from this claim and the surrounding area, but there is still more to be found. I have found gold on this claim and it should produce to your reasonable expectations with adequate effort. This is a great opportunity for a new prospector to acquire a good gold producing mining claim or for someone with existing claims in the area to expand there claim holdings on the Grimes Creek in the Boise Basin. This claim would make an excellent claim for you mining group, prospectors club or family because it is so easily accessible. Please do your own research on the benefits and pitfalls of owning an unpatented federal mining claim. An unpatented mining claim is an interest in real property and a personal ownership of a portion of the public domain. An unpatented mining claim does not necessarily give you the right to permanently occupy or construct buildings on the site, nor does it provide a guarantee or warranty that any minimum amount of valuable minerals exists. Ownership of an unpatented mining claim does give you full and exclusive ownership of all valuable minerals (gold, silver, copper, tungsten, etc) which are found on the claim and no person or government agency has the right to deny you access to those valuable minerals. The federal legislation which gave citizens the right to own this portion of the public domain of the United States of America can be thought of as the original “Government Stimulus Package”. Just after the end of the Civil War, Congress gave a huge incentive to the war-ravaged citizens to head out west and to stake a claim on a new life, by granting us the right to own the valuable mineral interest in public lands. In some ways, owning a claim in the public domain can be more beneficial to you, than owning simple title to the land outright. The new owner of this gold mining claim will not be responsible for paying taxes or dues on the claim and you will not be liable for damages arising out of the use of the site by the public or for any environmental conditions caused by past uses of the site. If you own fewer than 10 federal lode or placer mining claims, you will only be required to pay a $10 annual fee and file an Affidavit of Assessment of Work and a Small Miners Waiver with BLM to maintain ownership of the claim. If you own more than 10 claims, or just don’t want to hassle with the extra paperwork you can simply pay the $140 claim maintenance fee each year to BLM. Idaho Department of Water Resources regulates gold dredging within the public waters of the State of Idaho. IDWR dictates which public waterways owned by the State of Idaho are open to gold dredging and how long the gold dredging season will be for each river. IDWR issues a blanket permit to dredge open waters called the Idaho Recreational Dredge Authorization permit, also known as the "Letter Permit". The fee for this permit is $10 per year for Idaho residents and $30 per year for non-residents. You can research the regulations and suction dredge gold mining seasons for each Idaho waterway by searching “IDWR dredge rivers” in your web browser. The blank form you will use to get the only permit you will need for recreational gold dredge mining on open waterways within the State of Idaho can be found by searching “IDWR letter permit” in your web browser. The creeks located on this claim are tributaries of Grimes Creek which is open year-round to recreational suction dredging in accordance with the Letter Permit. An approved Letter of Intent should be filed with the Forest Service for motorized dredging operations. It is suggested that you contact the local ranger’s office and advise them you intend to use the claim for motorized recreational suction dredging or motorized trommel operations. The new claim owner will receive a recorded Quitclaim Deed with no additional fees, assessments, paperwork or filing requirements until the next annual Maintenance Fee or Small Miners Waiver is due at the end of next summer, by September 1, 2013. You will be provided with a new IMC Number which you can use to verify the actual public record of the mining claim you will own on the BLM’s LR2000 website. I will also provide you with the Affidavit of Assessment Work forms which should be filed in the future to perpetuate your claim to the valuable minerals. The deed will be signed and notarized by each of the original locators of the mining claim, and will be recorded in the public records of Camas County, Idaho at the courthouse in the town of Fairfield and also filed with the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office located in Boise. Please note that a $300 document, transfer and handling fee will be added to the winning bid amount which will cover all of the postage and express charges, legal and notary fees, and county recording and BLM transfer fees. Payment of the winning bid amount plus the $300 fee is due within 7 days after the end of the auction and is payable by cashier’s check or money orders received by US mail. Rest assured that this mining claim transaction will be facilitated by the actual locator of the mining claim who has over 20 years of experience in Idaho property transactions. Please see my 100% positive feedback and bid with confidence. The final bid is the final total price for ownership of the mining claim. You will not pay any rents or royalties in the future nor will you have to split the gold you find with anyone else. A copy of the signed and notarized quitclaim deed will be available to be emailed within 7 days of payment but please allow up to 3 weeks to process the recording of the original transfer documents with the county and BLM. The bidding begins at less than $56 per acre for this claim and there is no reserve. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have prior to the end of the auction. Happy bidding and good luck prospecting! Seller State of Residence: Idaho, Property Address: Boise County, State/Province: Idaho, City: Centerville, Acreage: 21.6

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