Unpatented Klamath River Gold Mine Claim SOLD
Otter Run CAMC 0291806
Approximate length along river: 2/5ths of a mile
Starting Bid: $5,600
Average Sale Value Based
on Previous Auctions: $11,200
Buy Now Price: $8,400
Guaranteed Title or Your Money Back!
You may make an offer to purchase this gold mine claim before the start of the auction
with the “buy now” option by contacting Jason Inks. The “buy now” option will
not be available after auction bidding is opened.
Claim Map and Location Notice
The Otter Run claim (on the Klamath River) is located approximately 36 miles downriver from Happy Camp. The upriver boundary is located near the Highway 96 mile marker 3.0. The downriver boundary is located downriver near mile marker 2.74 along Hwy 96. Please see the road map.
This is a really nice gold mine 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. Otter Run is one of 6 small claims as a result. This breakdown can be seen on the overview map.
There is some very nice road-side camping on this claim.
There is also an old river access road just upstream which will help provide more accessibility to the river near the upper-end of the gold mine claim.
PROSPECTS: This is within a historically-rich section of the Klamath River. There were bench 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 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. Exciting natural riffle and river bends on this claim are going to make it really good for dredging and high-banking (see images)!
For anyone looking to extend the length of this claim, the adjoining claims located just upriver (“Long Forgotten Gold,” “Grand Bar,” “Mile 70,” “Channel Gold” & “Channel Gold”) are also being sold in this auction. Please see overview map.