Dave Mack

“Here are the GPS Coordinates for our mining properties…”

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Upper Klamath River:

UK-3: 41 52’15.4″N 122 33’32.8″W

UK-3A: 41 52’43.0″N 122 33’18.0″W

UK-4: 41 49’45.0″N 122 36’16.5″W

Main Klamath River:

K-1: 41 50’44.1″N 122 40’59.6″W

K-2: 41 51’23.0″N 122 42’8.4″W

K-2A: 41 51’31.3″N 122 45’1.5″W

K-3: 41 51’50.8″N 122 47’22.2″W

K-4: 41 50’9.7″N 122 56’35.4″W

K-5: 41 49’51.5″N 122 57’25.9″W

K-6: 41 49’24″N 122 57’47.3″W

K-6A: 41 49’16.3″N 123 0’35.9″W

K-7: 41 48’22.9″N 123 1’0.8″W

K-8: 41 47’15.8″N 123 4’46.1″W

K-9: 41 48’7.1″N 123 5’45.2″W

K-10: 41 48’36.0″N 123 6’56.3″W

K-11: 41 49’5.1″N 123 7’51.1″W

K-12: 41 50’10.5″N 123 10’31.3″W

K-13: 41 51’8.6″N 123 13’49.1″W

K-15A: 41 51’49.1″N 123 16’6.1″W

K-15: 41 52’7.6″N 123 17’6.3″W

K-16: 41 51’36.6″N 123 18’33.3″W

K-17: 41 49’14.6″N 123 18’8.1″W

K-17A: 41°47’54.21″N 123°19’4.95″W

K-18: 41 46’52.0″N 123 19’44.2″W

K-19: 41 46’10.3″N 123 20’18.2″W

K-19A: 41 47’30.4″N 123 20’48.0W

K-20: 41 48’30.00″N 123 20’58.3″W

K-21: 41 47’33.5″N 123 22’2.0″W

K-22: 41 44’42.4″N 123 24’5.1″W

K-23: 41 43’47.46″N 123 26’30.15″W

K-23A: 41 42’54.9″N 123 26’44.5″W

K-24: 41 39’45.1″N 123 27’0.2″W

K-24A:  41°39’9.72″N 123°27’38.75″W

K-25: 41 38’17.2″N 123 27’55.4″W

K-25AA  41°37’2.59″N 123°28’59.66″W

K-25A: 41 36’46.6″N 123 29’49.3″W

 K-25AB 41°36’7.79″N 123°30’31.16″W

K-25B: 41 35’39.9″N 123 30’40.2″W

K-26:  41°34’51.01″N, 123°32’8.76″W

Main Stem, Salmon River:

SA-5: 41 17’5.2″N 123 21’36.7″W

North Fork, Salmon River:

SAN-1: 41 15’37.1″N 123 19’10.4″W

SAN-2: 41 16’42.9″N 123 16’1.1″W

SAN-3A: 41 18’56.6″N 123 11’0.7″W

SAN-4: 41 19’5.8″N 123 10’17.5″W

SAN-6: 41 17’57.2″N 123 4’59.2″W

Scott River:

S-1: 41 43’56.0″N 123 0’30.9″W

S-2: 41 46’24.5″N 123 1’38.5″W

S-3: 41 45’10.7″N 123 0’35.0″W

Indian Creek:

I-1A: 41 51’47.9″N 123 24’10.0″W

I-1: 41 53’37.1″N 123 26’4.5″W

I-2: 41 54’37.5″N 123 26’59.6″W

I-2A: 41 54’59.10″N 123 27’59.10″W

I-3: 41 55’54.6″N 123 28’28.7″W

I-4: 41 52’32.1″N 123 26’20.2″W

Elk Creek:

E-1: 41 46’26.2″N 123 22’39.1″W (at top of road access)

E-2: 41 44’31.4″N 123 21’3.2″W

E-3: 41 44’41.4″N 123 21’21.8″W

E-4: 41 41’27.8″N 123 21’17.3″W

E-5: 41 39’30.1″N 123 19’5.2″W

Thompson Creek:

T-1: 41 52’37.11″N 123 19’16.44″W


MAPS: We have detailed maps showing the location of all existing mining properties. Maps of newly-acquired properties are produced periodically as new areas are procured. The latest information about property acquisitions and other news can always be found on our website in the latest newsletters


GUARANTEES: The Klamath and Salmon Rivers are very proven gold-bearing rivers. We recommend all beginning dredgers start on the Klamath, rather than on the creeks or smaller rivers. The Klamath’s consistent gold reserves guarantee that everyone is going to recover some gold if you get out and give it even the smallest amount of effort. We also recommend that above-water prospectors begin along our properties on the Main Stem & North Fork of the Salmon Rivers. Both sides of the Salmon are very consistent in gold both in the exposed moss and the surface gravels.

While some of our more experienced prospectors have done well on the creeks, and the creeks provide fantastic potential, people consistently do so well on the Klamath (dredging) and Salmon (mining alongside the river) that we find most of our members and guests end up prospecting on these rivers instead of the creeks.

Experience has shown that the key to successful gold prospecting is in learning how to prospect for acceptable gold deposits.

Dave Mack

“Here follow the mining properties available to our members on the upper Klamath River upstream from where Interstate 5 crosses the river.”


These claims are situated a distance upstream from where Interstate 5 crosses the Klamath River. There are basically two ways to gain access to the claims: One is by exiting Interstate 5 at exit #786, which is where the Colliers Rest Stop is located, and where Interstate 5 crosses the Klamath River. The other is to exit Interstate 5 at exit #789, which is the next I-5 exit to the north. From there, you can drive east several miles and connect with Klamathon Road.

Klamathon Road is a dirt road that follows along the Klamath River, starting where Interstate 5 crosses the Klamath River at exit #786 (There is no sign there calling it “Klamathon Road” at the lower end), and ending at Ager Road around 6 miles upriver. Access to the Club’s UK claims will almost entirely be accomplished from Klamathon Road. The Klamathon Road is almost entirely unpaved, and there are some narrow places towards the lower end. Four-wheel drives are not necessary.

There are some places to park and camp along these UK properties, but please be careful to not block or inhibit traffic along the Klamathon Road or pre-established river access routes. For the future of our activity, it is important to be considerate of others who are actively using the road and river in this area!!



Dave’s Personal Guarantee

We have over 60 miles of mining properties in northern California for you to prospect and mine.
If you can’t find the gold you are looking for on our properties, let me know and I’ll help you find it!”

Dave McCracken

Author: “Gold Mining in the 21st Century”

Dave McCracken
General Manager
The New 49’ers Prospecting Organization, Inc.
P.O. Box 47, 27 Davis Road, Happy Camp, California 96039

Contact us for more information at (530) 493-2012.

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“The following mining property is available to our members on the main stem of the Salmon River.”

Important note concerning Mining & Dredging Seasons on this Property

The Salmon River road is located about 37 miles south on Hwy 96 (down river along the Klamath) from the town of Happy Camp. Hwy 96 is a good road, and the drive takes about an hour. The junction is on the left, just past the Somes Bar store, before crossing the Salmon River.

The small town of Orleans can be reached by continuing south on Hwy 96 for another 6 or 7 miles. Orleans has two gas stations (propane & diesel also available), a fairly large grocery store & deli, a restaurant, hardware & auto parts store, laundry mat, several RV parks with full hookups, a motel and other support services. A listing of accommodations with addresses and phone numbers is available from our Club headquarters in Happy Camp.

The Forest Service (USFS) Oak Bottom Campground is on the left as you drive 2.2 miles up the Salmon River road. Oak Bottom is a nice, quiet place to stay. There are individual sites there with BBQ pits (that do not require a campfire permit), picnic tables, running water and large restrooms. The fee in the USFS developed campground is $10/night. But there is a 50% discount if you have a Golden Age or USFS Access Passport. These are available at any USFS office (including Orleans or Happy Camp).

The USFS has agreed to allow our members free potable drinking water (as much as you want) out of their Oak Bottom USFS fee campground. There are at least 10 water faucets in the campground. The ones near the toilets allow for a garden hose hookup. Bring a garden hose if you will need it to fill your containers or RV.

The Salmon River road reduces down to (Salmon River Road 14 feet wide at its narrowest) one lane in places beyond Butler Flat, which is around 9 miles up the Salmon River road. We advise members to take a look with a car first, before driving beyond Butler Flat with a motor home or pulling a trailer. Logging trucks and other heavy trucks routinely traverse the road, so it is being done. There is a very nice USFS fee-campground further up the road at Nordheimer Flat (13.2 miles up the Salmon River road).

Perhaps the most important thing we have discovered about the Main Stem of the Salmon River is that the banks carry substantial amounts of gold which is easy to recover with hand tools and gold pans.