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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by N-Lionberger View Post
    I have a claim outside Alleghany that I purchased with a friend, it was a little pricey but its a little juicey, it wasn't from a claim flipper or craigslist though.
    Nice ! I love this area. Very rich. Been their many times on a friends claim.
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    Federal Law:

    GENERAL MINING ACT OF 1872

    SECTION 5

    That the miners of each mining district may make rules regulations not in conflict with the laws of the United States, or with the laws of the State or Territory in which the district is situated, governing the location, manner of recording, amount of work necessary to hold possession of a mining-claim


    California State Law:

    CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
    SECTION 3900-3924

    3911. Within 90 days after the posting of his or her notice of
    location upon a lode mining claim, placer claim, tunnel right or
    location, or millsite claim or location, the locator shall record, in
    the office of the county recorder of the county in which the claim
    is situated,
    a true copy of the notice together with a statement by
    the locator of the markings of the boundaries
    as required by this
    chapter and the character of the markings, which statement also shall
    include the section or sections, township, range, and meridian of
    the United States survey within which all, or any part, of the claim
    is located.

    3913. (a) Whenever labor is performed, improvements are made, or a
    maintenance fee is paid as required by law upon any mining claim, the
    person on whose behalf the labor was performed, improvements made,
    or a maintenance fee was paid, or someone in his or her behalf,
    shall, within 30 days after the time required by law for performing
    the labor, making the improvements, or paying the maintenance fee,
    make and have recorded by the county recorder, in the county in which
    the mining claim is situated, an affidavit setting forth all of the
    following:

    (1) The name of the claim and the serial number, if any, assigned
    to the claim by the Bureau of Land Management in the United States
    Department of Interior.
    (2) A reference by book and page or document number to the public
    record of the notice of location of the claim and, if amended, of the
    last recorded amendment thereof.
    (3) The section or sections, township, range, and meridian of the
    United States survey within which all or any part of the claim is
    located.
    (4) A description of the labor performed or improvements made upon
    or for the benefit of the claim for which the proof is made, the
    value of each item, and the dates on which, or the period of time
    within which, the labor was performed or the improvement was made, or
    a statement that a maintenance fee in the amount prescribed by the
    laws of the United States has been or will be paid, the amount of the
    maintenance fee, and the date of payment or anticipated payment.
    (5) The name, current mailing address, and current residence
    address of the person who makes the proof and of the owner of the
    claim, as known to the affiant.
    (6) A statement that the claim is held and claimed by the owner,
    or the person making the proof if he or she is entitled to possession
    thereof, for the valuable mineral contained therein.
    (7) The name and address of the person who performed or made the
    work and improvements described in the affidavit, as known to the
    affiant, if applicable.
    (8) A statement that all monuments required by law to have been
    erected upon the claim and all notices required by law to have been
    posted on the claim or copies thereof were in place at a date within
    the assessment year for which the affidavit is made and a statement
    of the date.
    (9) A statement that, at that date, each corner monument bore or
    contained a marking sufficient to appropriately designate the corner
    of the mining claim to which it pertains and the name of the claim.
    (b) An affidavit recorded as required by subdivision (a), or a
    copy thereof duly certified by the county recorder, shall be prima
    facie evidence of the performance of the labor, the making of the
    improvements, or the payment of the maintenance fee as stated in the
    affidavit.
    (c) The neglect or failure of the owner of any mining claim to
    record, or cause to be recorded, within the time allowed by this
    section an affidavit containing the statements required by
    subdivision (a) creates a prima facie presumption of the act and
    intent of the owner to abandon the claim at the end of the assessment
    year
    within which the labor should have been performed, the
    improvements should have been made, or the maintenance fee should
    have been paid under the laws of the United States
    , and imposes the
    burden of proof upon the owner of the claim to show that the labor
    has been performed, that the improvements have been made, or that the
    maintenance fee has been paid in any contest, suit, or proceeding
    touching the title to the claim.
    Educate yourself and prosper!

    Heavy Pans

  4. #34
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    Dec 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneRock View Post
    Nice ! I love this area. Very rich. Been their many times on a friends claim.
    I love it up there too its god's country.
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    I just filed a 40 acre claim in N Ca and found out this,
    1) Unlike the old days, BLM is now requesting that the claim be filed at the county instead of advising it.
    2) The state of CA now charges a fee of $75 when you file at the county. (This was based on 40 acres)
    3) BLM does not recognize a location notice being filed with the county as legal ownership of a claim. If you don't have a CMAC # you have nothing. federal claim, federal land.
    4) Viola is back at the BLM office in Sacto ! Super nice lady. She has helped me since 1991. I will say this. The BLM office in Sac is the most helpful government agency I have ever worked with bar none
    5) It took less than 48 hours to show up on LR2000. (really really nice)
    6) They don't time stamp location notices anymore. They only date stamp them.

  6. #36
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    If they are too lazy to find their own claims then they are most likely too lazy to find their own gold imho
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  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by N-Lionberger View Post
    I love it up there too its god's country.
    Yes it is. Was back up their a few weeks ago and wow their was some major changes just upstream due to the rains. I hang out below the red ledge.
    et1955 and N-Lionberger like this.

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneRock View Post
    If they are too lazy to find their own claims then they are most likely too lazy to find their own gold imho
    The cold hard truth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  9. #39
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    Mine President, XPBC, GIH, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneRock View Post
    Yes it is. Was back up their a few weeks ago and wow their was some major changes just upstream due to the rains. I hang out below the red ledge.
    Yeah my spot got a good washing, found a stamp mill and some adits I didn't know were there.
    Last edited by N-Lionberger; Jul 31, 2019 at 04:31 AM.

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by mytimetoshine View Post
    The cold hard truth...
    Wow how cool is that ! Very nice. Keep your eyes peeled for a mercury trap

  11. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneRock View Post
    If they are too lazy to find their own claims then they are most likely too lazy to find their own gold imho
    Really stupid thought in many ways.

  12. #42
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    Bought our first claim in Rye Patch.

    Smartest thing we ever did.

    Now we hunt all over with (some) wisdom lol.
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  13. #43
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    Is it possible to buy a good claim on ebay, yes if you have the knowledge and experience. Clay and MyLandMaters gives us a lot of info on how to find and locate a claim " Thanks Clay " but if you don't live in the state where you want a claim it is very hard to locate a claim, the time and searching is very expensive for someone who lives over 1000 miles away. Fortunately the claims I bought were all legal and guarantied and they are historic claims going back to the 1860's. This claim borders the Eddy Gulch Complex, 10's of thousands of ounces mined and still a lot more there and up river is Trook Flats where a lot of gold was mined too, do you think it was worth the 866$ I paid for it after winning the auction by 1$.Click image for larger version. 

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  14. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    Is it possible to buy a good claim on ebay, yes if you have the knowledge and experience. Clay and MyLandMaters gives us a lot of info on how to find and locate a claim " Thanks Clay " but if you don't live in the state where you want a claim it is very hard to locate a claim, the time and searching is very expensive for someone who lives over 1000 miles away. Fortunately the claims I bought were all legal and guarantied and they are historic claims going back to the 1860's. This claim borders the Eddy Gulch Complex, 10's of thousands of ounces mined and still a lot more there and up river is Trook Flats where a lot of gold was mined too, do you think it was worth the 866$ I paid for it after winning the auction by 1$.Click image for larger version. 

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    Probably and it looks like good trout water too. A double bonus would be if you had access to the buildings too.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  15. #45
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    I wish, the house is 60ft. by 40ft. and has a steel roof witch is probably why FS didn't burn it down like did other miners homes in the aea.

 

 
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