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Details about  Mining Claim,Big Gold Pike, 20 Acre unpatented Gold Placer Claim,Powell Co. Mt.

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Mining Claim,Big Gold Pike, 20 Acre unpatented Gold Placer Claim,Powell Co. Mt.
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Big Gold Pike, is a 20 Acre Unpatented Gold Placer Claim, located in Powell County, State of Montana,Principal, Meridian, Township 08N, Range 11W, Section 2, Quarter Section SW. The County Recordation Number is 168158.

Big Gold Pike is a beautiful claim, easily reached on a small dead end road going through the claim. Nice places to pull off and park. The claim affords a person solitude surrounded by majestic mountains. Pikes Peak Creek has been well noted as a gold producer. These upper claims show no extensive workings. High banking, panning, and metal detecting are good possibilities on this claim.
Prior to the advent of dredge operations in 1934,nearly half of the gold recovered in the district came from the Pikes Peak placers. The Batterton Bar in the district produced $140,000.00 in a single season.Gold was found in small particles with some nuggets up to $10 dollars in value. The gold assayed at $17.75 an ounce at a time when pure gold ran $21.67. Some gold from the Larrabee Bank ran as high as $18.60 per ounce.
Part of the pay streak was mined by drifting, but this area was covered by waste rock from mines higher on the hill. Below Treadwater Bar, a 3,000 foot segment of recovered pay streak was worked by a drag line shovel and a dry-land washer. ( Pardee 1951).

The General Mining Act of 1872 is a United States federal law that authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals such as gold and silver on publicly owned lands. An unpatented mining claim is a particular parcel of Federal land, valuable for a specific mineral deposit or deposits. It is a parcel for which an individual has asserted a right of possession. The right is restricted to the extraction and development of a mineral deposit. This means: YOU ARE LEASING FROM THE GOVERNMENT THE RIGHT TO EXTRACT MINERALS. NO LAND OWNERSHIP IS CONVEYED. Most people prospect for gold as a form of adventure, recreation and relaxation but with today’s soaring gold prices, it can really pay in dividends.

You can camp on your claim or stay in a wheeled vehicle, but you CAN NOT build permanent structures. A mining claim is real property; you can sell it, give it away, use it as loan collateral, or pass it on to your heirs.

 In July of 1866, in the interest of developing the mineral resources of the Far West, the United States Congress granted the Mineral Estate of the Public Domain to the people of this country. This act, known on the Capital floor as HR 365, gave all U.S. citizens (and those who had declared their intention to become citizens) the RIGHT to explore the mineral lands of this nation and to locate, occupy, develop and patent any valuable mineral deposits which they found. In doing so, states like California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona quickly established themselves as self- reliant and prosperous, almost overnight. In 1870, Congress also adopted the Placer Mining Act, which was later combined with the 1866 Mineral to become the General Mining Act of 1872. For over 125 years, persons in this country have enjoyed the unique rights and opportunities given to us by our most forward thinking leaders of those days Many people today do not realize that most of our property rights in the Far Western states actually originate from those Acts of Congress.

As a mining claim owner, you are entitled to rights to develop your claim in a manner that is suited to its mineral development and you are the exclusive owner of all the locatable minerals on your claim and have the right to the use and enjoyment of the surface of your mining claim. Currently, by September 1,of each year, if you have fewer than 10 claims you can file a small miner waiver and pay $10.00 per claim, but if you have more than 10 claims you must pay the BLM $140.00 per claim. It is the buyers’ responsibility to follow up with annual required paperwork, and the requirements for keeping a mining claim valid after assignment of the legal deed..

 We are waiting to hear from you, Gold Mining claims and Projects LLC. Please Call Bobby (208) 215-4036 or John (208)682-0413.

  A Notarized quitclaim deed will be used to convey the property to the winning bidder. I will provide maps and directions to the mining claim. Upon payment I will promptly record the quitclaim deed with the County Recorders Office, and the BLM  500 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101.

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 If an owner chooses to engage in the actual exploration, development, and production of his mining property, he must notify the Forest Service and file the proper paperwork. If an owner chooses to mine on his property only occasionally, that's OK too.  Maintaining ownership of your mining claim property requires the filing of certain documents and fees to be paid annually to the BLM. All buildings, equipment, fences, signs, roads, and any man made changes on the mining claim, must be reasonably incident to mining and included in a Plan of Operation,which needs to be on file with the BLM and Forest Service. If the building or equipment is NOT used for mining or milling purposes it must be removed and stored off the mining claim. Structures must meet all local and state building codes. If the structure is large enough for a person to occupy, even if not intended for occupancy, it must meet all building codes that apply. Any temporary structure, even a travel trailer, needs a permit from BLM to be located on Public Lands beyond the 14-day limit. Travel trailers do not meet the Uniform Building Code Standards. All inhabited buildings must have power, water, and sanitation. If residential occupancy or a watchman is necessary, the watchman must occupy the property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

John Walter Thomas grew up in the Silver Valley. He comes from a family of miners. In his early years, he spent time prospecting with his mother. She grew up in the Murray Gold Fields; that is how he caught the “Gold bug.” He was an attendee of North Idaho College, Lewis and Clark State College, and University of Idaho. Mr. Thomas has had many years of experience in the mining field and has staked 1000’s of claims over the years. He also has experience as a gypo miner and leaser. Over the past few years he has become more involved in grassroots projects.


 Payment Options: Sorry No Finance Options Available For This Claim, I can accept visa and master card through my merchant account at Wells Fargo Bank. I do not accept paypal.

 Gold Mining Claims and Projects LLC, requires payment to be made within five business days of auctions end. No claims will be transferred until payment has been cleared and paid in full. We are waiting to hear from you, Gold Mining claims and Projects LLC. Please Call Bobby (208) 215-4036 or John (208)6


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