Unpatented Klamath River Gold Claim
1. The name of this placer claim is “Eagles Haven”
2. Located in Sec. 21 Township 12N. Range 6E. HUM.
3. Located in the Somes Bar Mining District, County of Siskiyou, State of California.
Click HERE to see the current location notice and map in .PDF format.
Click HERE to see the Eagles Haven highway map in .PDF format.
Note: Maps are accurate for illustrative purposes only. The full legal description of this claim is on public record in the County of Siskiyou, State of California.
Approximate length along river: 2/5ths of a mile
Average Sale Value Based
on Previous Auctions: $11,200
Buy Now Price: $8,400
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The Eagles Haven claim (on the Klamath River) is located approximately 35 miles downriver from Happy Camp. The upriver boundary is located near the Highway 96 mile marker 3.86. The downriver boundary is located downriver near mile marker 3.25 along Hwy 96. Please see the road map?.
This is a great mining claim! Originally, it was part of Long Forgotten Gold. But based upon the input from interested people, Long Forgotten Gold has been amended into a group of adjoining, smaller (much less expensive) properties which take up the same length of river just up and downstream. Eagles Haven is one of 6 small claims as a result. This breakdown can be seen on the overview map?.
There are nice camping opportunities on the far side of the river! There is also some very nice road-side camping on the claim.
There is also an old river access road which may help provide more accessibility to the river near the upper-end of the claim.
PROSPECTS: This is within a historically-rich section of the Klamath River. There were bench placer operations and hydraulic mines all along the river in the local area. Evidence of old bench work, including tail races and tailings piles, can be seen along the river near this claim.
There is exposed bedrock to be found along with in-place natural streambed (for high-banking) that is being washed into the natural riffles within the river. Big natural bars and excellent river diversity create fantastic potential for high-banking, shallow dredging, sluicing and metal detecting. A very nice natural riffle area in the active river is going to make this a really good dredging and high-banking placer claim!
The adjoining claims located just up and down river (“Long Forgotten Gold,” “Grand Bar,” “Mile 70,” & “Otter Run”) have all been sold. Gold claim “Long Golden Path is still available. Please see overview map.