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2-for-1 Sister Claim Sale! Buy One Get The Other One Freein this one sale!
OK Folks! Due to popular request we are listing more of our dredgeable mining claims soplease check my other items for new listings all week and/or claims inother categories. Other claims listed at time of this post:
Located in Idaho'shistoric Pierce Gold Mining District, these "New Bungalow North"and "New Bungalow South" unpatented placer claims in Clearwater National Forest are readily open on the Idaho Dredge Permit and are excellent dredge mining placer claims onthe North Fork Clearwater Riverjust one mile downstream from mouth ofOrogrande Creek!
New Bungalow North Placer Claims A thru E and New Bungalow South Placer Claims A thru E are laid out as sister claims paired off with each other on opposite banks of the river so as to take in the normal high water marks and floodwater benches on both sides of entire shoreline along these claims, as well as any secondary creeks and drainages.
The New Bungalow North Claims lie along the Road 247 side shoreline & creeks etcwhile the New Bungalow South claims lie in harmony directly across from them to take in therustic undevelopedsides shoreline, banks,and floodwater benches.
The mineral rich riverbed and stream channel of the North Fork Clearwater River lies as a kind of buffer zone between them and you can work your suction dredge from bank to bank on this navigable waterway from July 1st to August 15th each season with up to a 5 inch nozzle and 15 hp pump! A Dredge Permit is required andavailable from the Idaho Dept of Water Resources.
Since there are no roads on theundeveloped side (south) claimsthey have to be accessed by crossing the river from the north claims. We thought about that and decided it would be nice to give the buyer of any claim here the matching sister claim on opposite side of river as a free 2 for 1 bonus deal!
For example if you purchase the New Bungalow North "A" claim we will also quitclaim the New Bungalow South "A" claim to you at no additional fee or cost, and likewisewith the north and southB, C, D, and Eclaims!
You will receive both mining claims, deeded as two individual and separate U.S. Federal Mineral Rights claims.
THIS sale IS FOR BOTH CLAIMS MARKED AS "A" IN THE IMAGES.
"New Bungalow North"ClaimA is13.1 acres and "New Bungalow South" Claim A is 21 acres with approximately 1600feet of the mineral richand scenicNorth Fork Clearwater River flowing through the middle right between them!
*** TAKE MYVIDEO FLYOVER TOUR NOW!*** ... AND SEE MANY MORE PHOTOS TAKEN ALONG THESE CLAIMS AT
I think the videos are on page 3 of that album. I have a direct link for one of them here
In the heart of gold rushterritory,these placers have a good mix of characteristicsjust one mile downstream from the mouth of Orogrande Creek where the USFS maintainsa large campground at Bungalow.
Thesevalid and active mining claims areissued # IMC202890 and IMC202889by the US Bureau of Land Management. All paperwork is current. These individual subdivisions will be issued a new IMC# by the BLM after the sale.
There is a lot of useful information and reading in this listing. Please be sure to read it all if you are unfamiliar with what is required of a mining claim owner on federal lands. READ THE BLM LINKS. It is the buyers responsibility to understand and follow up with what is required to keep a US Mineral Rights Claim. Everything you need to know can be referrenced from links in this listing.
This stretch of river isopen for suction dredging withpermit from July 1st to August 15as noted onthe IdahoDepartment of Water Resources list of open stream channels. (attachment Gof the dredge permit application). Highbankers being used outside of stream channel require permit only if you are operating abovethe average seasonal high water mark. Newsince 2010 the IDWR has simplified dredge permits for open stream channels with an easy "Letter Permit" Here is the link forthe letter permit itself:
and the instructions:
You are offerding on the full purchase price ofthese two mining claimsclaim known as“New Bungalow North”and "New BungalowSouth"Placer ClaimA (both labeled "A" in images). I have never worked this claim nor foresee the health/time to do it, so it is going up for sale. The only extent of prospecting we have done here is the proving for color.This isgoing up for sale so that a fellow recreational prospector will have a place of their own for this type of family or fun hobby at a reasonable cost. This is a beautiful area of the country and these mining claims on the North Fork of the Clearwater River and its tributaries are some of the most sought after gold mining placer claims in North Idaho.
How to get there:
The individual claimsbeing offered are outlined on the topographical maps and satellitephotoswith gps mapping.You can also take Road 669 (the Shanghai Road)directly from Pierce approx 12-15 miles toRoad 250 and then head north to Bungalow from there.
Along the creek here at Bungalow is anice improved campground maintained by the Forest Service with outhouses, fire pits, and room for all your recreational toys including the biggest RV or camp trailer you can haul in there!! If you're super rich, you may want to take advantage of the helicopter pad therenear the Ranger Station.
GPS INFO :
Note that I posted satellite view with gps coordinates in DECIMAL DEGREES only.
If you are trying to find thelocation using degrees, minutes, and seconds...it will be off. Please familiarize yourself with your gps equipment or program and set your navigational units to Decimal Degrees only (DDD.DDDD) to use the coordinates posted in my satellite image.
If for some reason you cannot set your gps unit to decimal degrees only,
here is a convenient tool that can convert these to your
If you have google earth or similar program you can enter those coordinates and take a look around the area. You can download google earth for free at
In Google Earth, be sure use the TOOLS > OPTIONS> 3D VIEW> and set the LAT/LONG to "Decimal Degrees" if you want to find this on Google Earth using my coordinates.
Known roads, creeks, trails, etc are shown in the images. I'm sure a little exploration will uncover more, along with places to park and camp too!
I've posted some photos here, Satellite images, and a topo map of what I would have to consider some very fine dredge mining claim area, and a great place to get in and work a non powered sluice or other equipment too!
Photographs posted are of the North Fork Clearwater River and surrounding area at random placesalong ourgold claim acreage here and are representative of what thestream channelis like through most of the claims. Ithe took pics astraveled along the road on the claims.Some of these photos I'm sure are directly on or of if not all of it.. I do my best to try actually have in the photo at least be overlooking a portion of the claim bring offered
Terrain and topographical map information:
For accurate onderstanding of the terrain, refer to the elevation lines on topographical map view in this listing. It is the USGS 1:24000 scale and a map key and understanding how to read topo maps can be found at
A claim like this will provide many years of recreational prospectingfor the family, and can be handed down for generations as long as you keep it properly filed annually with the Bureau of Land Management.
A Document Fee and Closing Cost of $249.00 is required and will be added to your winning offer to determine the final total amount due. Keep this in mind when offerding.
BE THE OWNER OF THE U.S. FEDERAL MINERAL RIGHTS TOTHIS PIECEOF the historic Pierce Gold Mining District!
Just upstream from here, gold bearing OroGrande Creek (name meaning “big gold”), and French Creek drainage are tributaries of this North Fork Clearwater River. Theres been lots of gold mining activity there too and they've been feeding into here forever.
Just for curiosity's sake, hereare somelinks to Idaho Geological Survey reports onsome Orogrande Creek and French Creek mining claims, nearby upstream tributary creek claims, and some other local claims in the same drainage on this stream channel
I'm posting some reference links to IGS reportsjust to show that Gold is indeed a proven commodity hereon North Fork Clearwater River and its tributaries.A fewof them have disclosed production values but many claim owners will not report that to protect the privacy of their claims..
I have more on thegold discovery history here further down the listing in the "ABOUT THE AREA" section of this ad.
Lewis and Clark journaled extensively about this area.
And here is more if you are interested in that aspect of the history:
Dense with cedars, hemlocks, Western Larches, and other coniferous trees, the lands in 1.8-million-acre Clearwater National Forest lift and plunge in a series of deep drainages and high-backed ridges. This is ideal for freeing up gold and other mineral deposits from the land and placing it within the stream beds and sediment of many creeks that feed the Middle and North Forks of the Clearwater River and the Lochsa River, which traverse the region.
Our gold mining claims here on the North Fork and Orogrande Creek were originallya family 160 acre family claim on this creek.
My brother and I have found that our available time to prospect this large area is quite limited, so we decided to keep and work only a few small claimsand amending the remainder to make availablefor fellow prospectors or anyone who wants to take up this fascinating hobby and stake their own gold claim to work on!
We are breaking this original large claim up into smaller claims of 10 to 20 acres, which makes each one eligible for ownership by a single individual, per federal mining law.
The acreage of each claim is dependant on how much land we deem necessary to make sure that each individual claim has a substantial portion of creek, stream, or river on it for the new owner to prospect.
We are also trying to plat them out to have at least a secondary road or old skid trail on a portion of the acreage or near the claim so you can find…or create…a place to park, camp, or have an initial trailhead access point to get to where you want to mine.
This sale is for the full purchase price ofthissale as described.
A Document Fee and Closing Cost of $249.00 will be added to your winning offer to determine the final total amount due. Keep this in mind when offerding. * WITH THIS, WE WILL PROVIDE TO YOU: *
***A PROPERLY EXECUTED QUIT CLAIM DEEDANDALSO EXPEDITE LOCAL RECORDINGON YOUR BEHALFATTHE APPROPRIATE COUNTY COURTHOUSE(S) HERE.
***A TOPO MAP OF THE CLAIM
***related portions of a USFS ROAD MAP showing location.
***GPS COORDINATES OF YOUR CLAIM WITH BOUNDARIES.
***DIRECTIONS FROM WEIPPE, ID or Pierce, Idaho
***ANY FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS YOU MAY NEED OR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS.
PAYMENT is requested within7 days of sale close.10 days if you must mail payment.
IF YOU HAVE response OF 5 OR LESS, OR DO NOT HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT, CONTACT ME PRIOR TO offerDING OR YOUR offer MAY BE REMOVED!
Depending on offers, some 2nd chance offers on similar or nearby claims may be made from this listing. Specific details of what is available would be provided at time of offer.
***Please Read On *******misc. info**********
PLEASE USE DUE DILIGENCE BEFORE offerDING ON A U.S. MINERAL RIGHTS CLAIM. CHECK FOR CURRENT RULES, REGULATIONS, PERMITS, RESTRICTIONS, FEES, ETC. WITH THE U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IDAHO OFFICE, THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES AND/OR THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE BEFORE SUBMITTING offerS...or at least be aware of general guidelines concerning ownership of a mining claim.
IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE US BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ON ANY REQUIREMENTS TO KEEP A U.S. MINERAL RIGHTS VALID AFTER A DEED OF CONVEYENCE HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THEM!
Much information can be found here. You can research mining claim info and Q & A's at these various links.
BLM FEDERAL MINING CLAIMS BLUEBOOK download: the bible of mining claim info!
a very informative overview
general original federal mining
DREDGE PERMIT RULES AND APPLICATIONS AND NON POWERED EQUIP
You can apply for dredge permits forclaims on Orogrande Creek, North Fork,andanything else listed in attachment "G" of theapplication withthe new easy Letter Permit from the IDWR. Contact them below:
Idaho Department of Water Resources-Boise
The Idaho Water Center
322. E. Front Street
Boise, Idaho 83720-0098
Tel: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) d'Alene
Northern Regional Office
7600 Mineral Drive
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Tel: (208) 762-2800
Fax: (208) 762-2819
or more locations found here
BLM Idaho State Office
1387 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709-1657
Phone: 208-373-3890 Idaho
IF YOUR OTHER LINKS FAIL( may take a few minutes to load) I made an adobe website page of the BLM Bluebook here:
Thank you for offerding and trusting in our sales. Mining claim requirements can be complicated. We guarantee our claims will be in full compliance with BLM requirements at quitclaim. "No Returns" is marked in sale but if there is any problem because of a mistake made by us, we will correct it.
Contact me initially through s “ask a question” and include a current reply email address if you will need any attachments or links in my reply.
About the Area:
Geology experts say thatless than 20 percent of the gold in the Western United States has been recovered. Streams, rivers and creeks in gold country are constantly being replenished with the valued metal.
Rich in mining history,Orofino, Pierce, and Weippe Idaho, in Clearwater County are the nearby towns.
Clearwater County, which was formed in 1911 from parts of Nez Perce, Shoshone, and Idaho Counties, had a total gold production through 1942 of about 29,136 ounces (Staley, 1946, p. 18) ; from 1943 through 1959, it produced 1,001 ounces. Most of the gold credited to Clearwater County came from the Pierce district in Tps. 36 and 37 N., Rs. 4 and 5 E. However, most of the gold mining in this district occurred before Clearwater County was in existence; hence, the early production is included with other counties.
In the fall of 1860, E. D. Pierce led a party of 12 miners into the upper Clearwater River region, a territory then guarded by the Nez Perce Indians. Within a short time, substantial amounts of gold were found in the gravels of Orofino Creek, a tributary of the Clearwater River. Before the end of the year, the town of Pierce was founded, and enough gold was mined to attract a horde of prospectors despite forceful Indian objections (S. M. Barton, M. W. Wells, and E. Oberbillig, written commun., 1958). The placers of this district were the first in Idaho to be worked on a large scale, and their development accelerated interest in gold prospecting throughout the State.
Unlike many other districts that collapsed completely after the initial boom, the Pierce district continued to be active, though after 1875 the pace was slower. Ross (1941, p. 37) estimated a total production of between $5 and $10 million in gold before 1875. Lindgren (1904, p. 102) reported the production before 1902 in this manner: "A guess may be hazarded that the total output of Pierce is in the vicinity of $5 million." According to S. M. Barton, M. W. Wells, and E. Oberbillig (written commun., 1958), the most productive period was between 1861 and 1867, when gold with an estimated value of $3,400,00 was produced. A noticeable decline in production began in 1866 because lower grade deposits were being mined by Chinese labor employed at low wages. In later years the district was rejuvenated periodically by large-scale dredging operations. Some time before 1905 lode mines were developed and yielded about $250,000 in gold. The most important of these was the Wild Rose mine (Thomson and Ballard, 1924, p. 114). The placers were worked on a moderate scale through the 1930's.Total production of the district through 1959 was about 385,000 ounces.
The Pierce district is underlain by granitic rocks of the Idaho batholith, Precambrian metasedimentary rocks of the Belt Series, and Columbia River Basalt (Ross, 1941, p. 37). The lode deposits are discontinuous fissure fillings of quartz, auriferous pyrite, free gold, and some arsenopyrite. They are distributed in or near gneissic bodies and are closely associated with pegmatite, aplite, and diabase dikes.
The placers are in stream channels and on terraces as much as 500 feet above present streams. Terrace deposits possibly were formed along stream channels dammed by the Columbia River Basalt (Ross, 1941, p. 37) and were left in their present perched positions by subsequent erosion of later diverted drainage systems. Perched or bench placer deposits are characteristic of much of the area in central Idaho.
With ownership of an unpatented mining claim you own the
mineral rights to the land. The government still owns the land but it is yours to occupy, camp, recreate, hunt, fish etc. on while also devoting some time to looking for gold, gemstones, or other valuable minerals and resources.
You do have the right to hold this claim forever as long as the necessary annual paper work is done on the claim with BLM.
You have the right to sell the claim, lease it, or will it to anyone. In other words this can be in your family for many years to come and this is definitely a claim worth owning.
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