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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 47’15.8″N 123 4’46.1″W

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K-8 MILL CREEK CLAIMS – The upriver boundary (mile marker 68.13) is located about three miles down the Klamath from its confluence with the Scott River. The boundary is posted next to fenced private property several hundred feet upriver from the confluence with Mill Creek (mile marker 68.13). There is a short access road to the upper end of the claim, which the private property owner also uses to reach his private property. The lower boundary (mile marker 67.75) is located about 1/2 mile down river on a dead tree between the road and the river. There is a small camping area alongside the highway near Mill Creek–which is limited to two weeks.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Between June 15 and October 15, there will be no dredging within 500 feet of the mouth of Mill Creek.

PROSPECTS: Some members have dredged fines and flakes on the road-side of this claim. Independent dredgers have done well just upriver, on the highway side. This is the lower-end of the Hamburg Mining District-which has a very rich history.

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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 39’30.1″N 123 19’5.2″W

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E-5 ELK CREEK CLAIMS AT SULPHUR SPRINGS – can be located by driving up Elk Creek Road three miles beyond the 10-mile bridge. Follow the signs leading to Sulphur Springs-which is located at the lower end of our claims. Because Sulphur Springs is a popular area for other outdoor recreation enthusiasts, we ask you to not camp or mine in the immediate special staging vicinity. There are several access roads and camping areas further upstream. The upstream boundary is posted one mile further up the road from Sulphur Springs. The lower boundary is posted on a tree near the staging area at Sulphur Springs. If the Forest Service gate is closed, blocking access to the upper portion of the claim, the combination to our lock on the gate is 4444. Please keep the gate locked after you pass through.

PROSPECTS: Several members have spent substantial time dredging on these claims and have been finding gold nuggets on the bedrock. The bedrock is shallow in places, and is accessible by rolling one layer of boulders back. You are looking for hard packed streambed in and around the boulders. Our first Group Dredging Project was done on this claim. You can read about it HERE.

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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 48’7.1″N 123 5’45.2″W

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K-9 NEGRO CREEK CLAIMS – The upriver boundary (mile marker 67.28) is located 4 miles down the Klamath from its confluence with the Scott River, just downriver from the cable car which extends across the Klamath River. There is a small campground located just down river from the upper end of the claim on a short side-road between Highway 96 and the river. The access road to the camping may require a little brushing to make it passable. The lower boundary (mile marker 66.65) is located several hundred yards upriver from Negro Creek-which comes in from the far side of the river. There is private property between Highway 96 and Klamath, toward the downriver end of the claim, so access must be accomplished from further upstream.

PROSPECTS: Several members have been dredging a good gold deposit on the far bank of the river toward the lower end of the claim. This section of river carried rich gold deposits during the earlier days of mining. There are substantial old mine workings on the far bank, and Negro Creek had a good history. Also, commercial dredgers have located a rich deposit in the river, on the private property located just downriver from this claim.

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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 51’50.8″N 122 47’22.2″W

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Klamath river Claim K-3


K-3 GOTTVILLE CLAIMS – are located 2 miles upriver from the town of Klamath River. The claims can be accessed from either side of the river. To reach the far side, cross the Walker Creek bridge, which is located 3-1/2 miles downriver from the town of Klamath River, and turn left on Walker Creek Road (which is gravel, but maintained). The downriver boundary (mile marker 89.68) of the claim is posted on a tree alongside the road. The upriver boundary of the claim is posted on a tree alongside Highway 96 near mile marker 90.51. There is some private property, with one house, between the river and Highway 96 about midway along the claim. Please allow the owners some space and privacy. The claim is about a mile long. Camping is available on the far side of the river–limited to two weeks.

PROSPECTS: This claim is located in the Gottville Mining District, which was historically one of the richest sections of the Klamath River.

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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 48’36.0″N 123 6’56.3″W

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K-10 O’NEIL CREEK CLAIMS – are located at the confluence of O’Neil Creek, which is 8 miles upriver from where Seiad Creek is crossed by Highway 96. At mile marker 65.38, there is a Forest Service developed fee-campground (sometimes closed) a short distance up O’Neil Creek which allows a two-week stay. We have a river access road (mile marker 65.50) just upriver from O’Neil Creek. The road is narrow and bumpy and we recommend you look first, before driving down there. Our upriver boundary (mile marker 65.60) is located just upriver from the river access. Directly downriver from O’Neil Creek, there is a pull-off from Highway 96 which acts as a parking area. It is directly in front of an old road, closed off by a gate. Across Highway 96 (at mile marker 65.37) from this parking area, you will find a trail which leads down to the claim along the river. While following the trail, you will notice a sudden right turn-which detours the trail around a parcel of private property. The private property is well marked, with the owner particular about maintaining his privacy. The downriver boundary of the claim is marked by a large sign on a tree on the far side of the river.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Between June 15 and October 15, there will be no dredging within 500 feet of the mouth of O’Neil Creek at K-10, except that dredging is allowed below the major rapids that are downstream of the mouth.

PROSPECTS: This claim has proven very rich during the past several years. Gravel is generally shallow to bedrock or false bedrock (very hard-packed layer). The claim has produced well from top to bottom, for dredging and mining outside of the river. Both sides of the river, and the middle, pay well. There is a false bedrock layer, generally about 2 feet deep into the gravel, which consistently pays well. If it is not paying on this layer, it means someone else got there first. A good portion of the far bank, and most of the center of the river, has not yet been prospected or mined. Therefore, the prospects look very good.

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Elk Creek :: Indian Creek :: Scott River :: Thompson Creek
Salmon River Main Stem :: Salmon River North Fork
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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 49’5.1″N 123 7’51.1″W

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K-11 SCHUTTS GULCH CLAIMS – The downriver boundary (mile marker 63.58) is located about 3 miles upriver from where Highway 96 crosses Seiad Creek. It is located directly at the confluence of Schutt’s Gulch–which enters from the far side of the river. A lower boundary sign is on a post near the highway, directly across from Schutts Gulch. The upriver boundary (mile marker 64.73) is located about 1.5 miles upriver, adjoining private property where you will see the first home between Highway 96 and the river. The upriver boundary is posted on a tree alongside the highway. There is a small camping and USFS river access area (named “Rocky Point” at mile marker 64.46) toward the upper end of the claim (two week camping limit). Please don’t block the river access or chemical toilet! Use of the far-side camping area requires members or guests to provide your own porta-potty to meet sanitary requirements. The far side of the river, with a large campground (no extended camping permitted–two week limit) used to be accessible from Ladd Road in Seiad Valley, just upriver from the bridge where Highway 96 crosses the river. But parts of this road have been washed out and it gets very rough. We strongly suggest you look the road over once before deciding to pull any trailer to the camp-area on the other side.

PROSPECTS: This claim has been a substantial producer of gold for our members, from top to bottom. River gravels are generally shallow to bedrock or false bedrock. Nuggets and jewelry gold have been reported. The far side, upper area has been one of the Club’s best producers for mining out of the water. Look for gold in the top 6 to 8 inches of gravel. Most of the claim has yet to be tested.

The Club sponsored a Group Dredging Project on this claim during the 2004 season, and then followed with a second project a few months later.

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Salmon River Main Stem :: Salmon River North Fork
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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 50’10.5″N 123 10’31.3″W

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Klamath River Claim K-12


K-12 UPPER SEIAD CLAIMS – are located 1.2 miles upriver from where Highway 96 crosses Seiad Creek. The Highway 96 bridge across the Klamath River serves as the lower boundary of this claim. Access to the the upper half is blocked by some private property that extends across the river, and the owners are fond of their privacy. Look for the signs the owner has posted along the river.  Therefore, access to the upriver portion must be done by boat or from Ladd Road in Seiad Valley, located just north from the bridge where Highway 96 crosses the river.

PROSPECTS: We have very little information about how members have done on this claim. However, the prospects look promising because rich gold deposits have been dredged from the river during recent years from the claims located just up and down river.

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Elk Creek :: Indian Creek :: Scott River :: Thompson Creek
Salmon River Main Stem :: Salmon River North Fork
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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 51’8.6″N 123 13’49.1″W

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K-13 AND K-14 LOWER SEIAD & PORTUGUESE CREEK CLAIMS – are located just upriver from the confluence of Portuguese Creek-which is approximately 3 miles downriver from where Highway 96 crosses Seiad Creek. Boundary signs posted on trees mark the downriver (mile marker 57.14) claim boundary. The upriver claim boundary (mile marker 59.14) is posted on a tree around 2 miles upriver. There is a river access on the claim named “Sluice Box”, with a small campground, just downriver from Seiad Valley. Longer-term camping is available to members on the gravel bar area toward the upper end of this claim.

PROSPECTS: These claims have been very good gold producers for members of our Club. Much of the gravel is reasonably shallow to bedrock. Lots of nuggets and jewelry gold have been recovered off the property, from the top end, to the bottom, mostly off the far side of the river. Fine and flake gold seems to concentrate towards the road-side of the river. In addition to sampling which members have done on this claim, we also confirmed this on a Group Mining Project where we also had quite a challenging adventure trying to recover beautiful gold nuggets from a deep water location. Most of the claim has yet to be adequately tested. The gravel bars on the far side of the river provide some of the Club’s best surface mining opportunities.

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Elk Creek :: Indian Creek :: Scott River :: Thompson Creek
Salmon River Main Stem :: Salmon River North Fork
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