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Google Earth Coordinates: 41 52’32.1″N 123 26’20.2″W

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I-4 SOUTH FORK OF INDIAN CREEK CLAIMS – can be located by traveling 7.4 miles up Indian Creek Road from Happy Camp, and turning left to drive across the Indian Creek Bridge (South Fork Road). The South Fork road splits 1/10 of a mile up from the bridge. These claims can be accessed going in either direction. You can reach a good camping area and creek access point by taking the right fork in the road, and traveling 4/10 of a mile, to turn left onto a primitive access road. This road will lead you to the creek and camping area. Watch for our directional signs. Following the left-hand fork of South Fork road will put you on Forest Service road #17N32. Shortly thereafter, you will cross a South Fork bridge. The lower boundary of our South Fork claim is located just downstream from this bridge. The upper creek boundary adjoins private property and is very well marked. There is also a side creek (Bald Hornet Creek) which enters South Fork from the left side when looking upstream. This side-creek also carries gold, and is part of our South Fork claim. Watch for New 49′er claim directional signs. Please do not do any mining in or around the (very) popular swimming hole that is around mid-claim.

PROSPECTS: The entire South Fork claim has been producing excellent gold for our members using dredges and gold pans. The gold has been found in hard- packed streambed along the bedrock. Much of the upper-end of the claim has been dredged. The lower end is pretty-much un-worked. Look for hard packed natural streambed. The gold is nuggety and jewelry-grade. With all the exposed bedrock, this is a good location for crevicing and sniping. Make sure to break open all cracks in the bedrock! Also, the side creek carries good gold, and for the most part, has not yet been prospected or mined. Several members were sluicing up this side creek and did very well. Overall, the prospects in this area are very good in the areas which still have hard-packed streambeds in place.

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Important note concerning Mining & Dredging Seasons on this Property

Google Earth Coordinates: 41 15’37.1″N 123 19’10.4″W

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SAN-1 This claim is located just upriver from Forks of the Salmon. Look for our lower boundary sign on a tree just upriver from the post office. The upper boundary is located around 100 yards downstream from the first house on the left as you drive upriver from the Forks. Look for a gulch on the left, where a culvert passes under the road. That is the upper boundary. The claim is around 3/10ths of a mile long. Access is rather limited, but there are some areas where a person can get down to the river. There are some very nice pools and riffles along the claim, with lots of exposed bedrock, on the far side of the river. Please be careful not to park in any way that could obstruct traffic on the main road.

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Elk Creek :: Indian Creek :: Scott River :: Thompson Creek
Salmon River Main Stem :: Salmon River North Fork
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Important note concerning Mining & Dredging Seasons on this Property

Google Earth Coordinates: 41 52’43.0″N 122 33’18.0″W

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This property adjoins UK-3 at the lower-end. The upper boundary adjoins private property. Watch for our boundary sign on a tree next to Klamathon Road, near the fence which marks the private property (look for the sign which says “Tres Amigos”).

PROSPECTS: The prospects for high-grade gold deposits to be present on UK-3A are excellent. This is because all or most of the gold which Club members have been recovering from the other UK properties during the past 2 years has washed downriver directly across UK-3A. As high-grade gold deposits exist throughout the several-mile stretch of river just downstream, it is a near certainty that they will also exist on this new property.

Recent large winter storms have made fresh cuts into original streambed along the edges of the river on this property. This indicates that the old-time miners overlooked the area, as they did along our other UK properties just downstream, where nearly the entire bottom of the river is virgin of earlier mining activity.

Aggressive sampling will be necessary to locate the rich gold deposits, because this stretch of river does not include any significant directional changes to help concentrate the main gold path along one side of the river or the other. There is a nice natural riffle (short section of faster water) at the top end of the property which should help create some pay-streaks.

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Upper Klamath :: Upper-mid Klamath :: Mid Klamath :: Lower Klamath
Elk Creek :: Indian Creek :: Scott River :: Thompson Creek
Salmon River Main Stem :: Salmon River North Fork
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