Wyoming Placer Gold Mine Tensleep Creek Mining Claim Creek Panning Sluice

Category Real Estate Land

Current price $6,950.00

Listing type Fixed Price Item

Location Ten Sleep, Wyoming 824** US

Quantity sold 0

Quantity available 1

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Seller scyros35 (19533)

Seller rating 99.6% positive feedback

Type Of Claim placer

Featured Refinements Mining Claim

Property Address Ten Sleep, WY 82442

State/Province Wyoming

Seller State Of Residence California

Zip/Postal Code 82442

Zoning Mixed

City Ten Sleep

Acreage 20.0

Type Unpatented Mining Claims

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This 20 acre placer claim has 897 feet of creek for you to work at your leisure. Scroll down the listing to see maps. The creek flows year round and triples in size during Spring when the snow from the mountains above begins to melt. The flow during Spring is what washes down gold in the area, making it the best season to work on the claim. The Tensleep creek ranges between 8-30 ft. in width and about 1-4 ft. in depth
COUNTY: Washakie, WY
ACCESS: There are two roads that you can take to reach the claim. The main road is Old Hwy 16, and this will take you all the way to the claim. It is a paved road and accessible by 2WD. Down the road a bit there is another dirt road that comes off this Old Hwy 16, and it also called Old Hwy 16. Both these roads run on each side of the creek. The dirt road is accessible 2WD as well, it is not too rough and the road is pretty wide. As with any traveling, you will always want to be sure you check the road conditions before heading out. The Old Hwy 16, dirt road, actually goes through the claim, but the paved road is only about 300-400 feet away from the claim itself. Parking and accessing the claim is relatively easy. You are able to park and small camper or trailer, and have easy access to all your equipment.
There are plenty of flat areas that can be used for camping on site, and areas that can be used on the road itself, if a smaller trailer is preferred.
*** Ten Sleep Campground is 5 miles from claim *** About 20 minutes away from the creek is the town of Tensleep. This town has gas stations, motels and some restaurants conveniently available.
Paved road for most of the way out to the claim
The last few miles are 2WD via dirt road. Tensleep creek is located off of old highway 16, a 2WD dirt road conveniently located about 3 miles from Tensleep campground, which is open most of the year. The road runs about 250-500 ft. away from the creek, so mining gear will have to be carried through the downward hike to reach the creek. This area is not recommended to be worked on during winter, since heavy snowfall is popular for this creek. Also, the road is not as well maintained during the winter making the creek harder to access.
With this claim you will be getting the exclusive mineral rights to 20 acres on an excellent spot on the creek for you to work. These are pictures of the actual site.
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(View from above the creek)
This is a view of the drive through the town of Worland, WY. Tensleep creek is located about an hour away from the large town of Buffalo, WY. Buffalo offers grocery stores, motels and hardware stores.
The area is full of dirt paths and trails, so a good map and a good GPS unit is a must, but we'll show you exactly where it is on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding it will not be a problem for you.
A couple of spare tires or an air compressor and patch kit or at least a couple of cans of tire sealant is strongly recommended for obvious reasons!
We'll show you exactly where it is on the map as well as provide you with the precise latitude and longitude of each corner marker, so finding your claim will not be a problem for you.
Tensleep Creek is a stream that originates in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Lakes that are along the river are Misty Moon, Lake Marion and Lake Helen. Tensleep Creek is a tributary of the Nowood River which then flows into the Bighorn River. This creek is approximately 7.95 miles long.
Found in Northern Wyoming, Tensleep sandstone is a white to gray sandstone containing thin limestone and dolomite beds. Permian fossils have been found in the topmost beds of the Tensleep at some localities in Washakie Range, Owl Creek Mountains, and southern Bighorn Mountains. Amsden Formation is a red and green shale and dolomite; at base is brown sandstone. The geological age is Phanerozoic, Paleozoic, Carboniferous Mississippian-Late Pennsylvanian, and Permian.
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ORIGIN OF THE NAME: During the early days when the Indians roamed this country, they would hunt in this region. They would come from miles around to hunt their winter's supply of meat, bringing the whole tribe along to help take care of the meat after it was dressed. The region around what is now Ten Sleep was noted for the various animals that the Indians liked to hunt and even numerous herds of deer and elk. Ten Sleep meant ten days of travel, or "ten sleeps", ten nights of sleep. The point was an equal distance from the home of the Crows, Lodge Grass, Montana, and of the home of the Shoshone, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. (WPA) The name "Tensleep" means ten sleeps from either the Platte or Yellowstone and refers to ten days travel by the Indians. (Annals of Wyoming 15:1)
Mining claims are a tangible asset just like any other Real property (real estate) and show a lifetime proof of all interests in minerals in the area specified by the above claim. Once you own this claim and the associated mineral rights, you will own them for life as long as you keep up with the annual fees. This claim can be bought, sold, leased or used as collateral, just like any other piece of real estate.
A mining claim can be willed or passed down to future generations as part of a trust or your estate, or you can trade it, lease it out for a period or time (or indefinitely), gift it to a family member or friend and you can also transfer or sell just an interest in it in part or in its entirety just like any other real property using a quitclaim deed which is a recordable conveyance. In other words, you could sell a 25% or a 50% share in it if you wanted in order to bring on a partner in the future - or you could sell the entire claim in whole.
This Buy It Now is for full/all interest in this 20 acre placer mining claim (unless the acreage indicated in the above mine description is different). This claim covers the entire site, (unless the claim description above describes different measurements), and includes full rights to all minerals, gems and just about whatever else you may find of value on the property (except oil and gas, which are handled separately). The winner of this auction will receive a notarized quitclaim deed to the full claim and all associated documentation showing full ownership of the claim. We pay ALL fees associated with transferring this claim into your name - legal fees, title transfer fees, document fees, notary costs, recording fees and even shipping fees, so all you will pay is the final price of the auction, not a penny more.
In order to hold on to your claim for life, you will need to pay an annual maintenance fee to the Government (BLM, not us) every year. Currently the maintenance fee is $165 per year per claim that you own, and it is due on September 1st of every year.
NOTE that if you own fewer than 10 claims nationwide, we can assist you in filing the paperwork to waive the maintenance fee every year. That means you will only pay $15 per year for your maintenance fee instead of $165. We guarantee that all past fees have been paid in full and there are no outstanding debts or amounts owed on the claim prior to the transfer of ownership into your name.
The federal government retains ownership of the land - so this means that you will not have any annual real estate taxes due on your mining claim, and you will not have to maintain liability insurance in case someone gets injured on your claim due to no fault of your own.
First, we handle all the paperwork and costs associated with transferring this claim into your name should. But if you decide to sell this claim at some point in the future, interest in a properly recorded mining claim or site may be transferred (i.e sold) in part or its entirety. A quitclaim deed or recordable conveyance document is required and if you do sell your claim someday and the transfer documents should be filed within 60 days after the transfer.
We can and will help you with the paperwork for no cost should you need a hand selling your claim in the future if you pay all of the County, State and Federal fees (usually less than $40 to $60).
But again - with regard to transferring this claim initially into your name, we take care of all the paperwork at our expense. You do not have to worry about anything. we handle the BLM transfer documentation and the county recording.
Without an approved plan of operations, you have the same rights and restrictions as the public. If the area is open to camping to the public, then it is permissible. However, you need to check with the BLM Field Office or the local District Ranger for areas open to camping. Under Federal law in order to occupy the public lands under the mining laws for more than 14 calendar days in any 90 day period, a claimant must be involved in certain activities that (a) are reasonably incident; (b) constitute substantially regular work; (c) are reasonably calculated to lead to the extraction and beneficiation of minerals; (d) involve observable on-the-ground activity that can be verified; and (e) use appropriate equipment that is presently operable, subject to the need for reasonable assembly, maintenance, repair or fabrication of replacement parts. All five of these requirements must be met for occupancy to be permissible.
Although it is possible to build a permanent structure on a mining claim, it is extremely expensive and you will have to jump through way too many hoops to consider it easy to do. It would have to be in support of a commercial, year-round mining operation for starters, and you would need to post a large reclamation bond to insure that if you ever abandoned your claim, the bond would pay for the removal of the structure and the reclamation or the area. So in short, it is technically possible to build on your mining claim, but just be aware that it is very difficult and expensive to do - however, camping is almost always involved unless your claim is in a wilderness area, which is not very common at all.
In addition to handling all of the paperwork to transfer this claim into your name, as well as paying all of the fees so you do not have any costs, we also pay all of the costs associated with mailing the paperwork to you as well as to the County and Federal Government for recording and sending you back certified copies.
We will ship you a folder with all paperwork, claim coordinates, maps and information on your claim, including a CD-Rom with all of the pictures of your claim upon your payment in full clearing. We ship everything to you the same business day (if payment is received by 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) - and we will always provide you with the tracking information so you are always informed.
You initial claim packet that we mail has an unrecorded deed so that you can show ownership immediately after payment and be able to visit your claim. A second original deed goes to the County for recording the same day, and a third original deed goes to the BLM for certification as well. Both of those originals will be returned to you so you will wind up with several original deeds - but the County and BLM deeds can take 3 to 6 weeks to be returned to you, which is why we send you the initial original on day one.
Your payment of this eBay item in full gives you 100% ownership of this entire claim, with no other fees and/or other costs for the transfer of ownership required. This is NOT the down payment, this is NOT a partnership arrangement where someone else will own part of the claim with you, and there are NO other fees or costs for the transfer of this claim in your name.
eBay does not allow checkout on the eBay website for any Real Estate transactions - simply because it is not like selling a widget - the transfer of real estate is complicated and requires notary work, licensed professionals and recording. Note that this is eBay’s rules and not ours and it is the same for any mining claim seller on eBay
We also are not able to accept PayPal payments for mining claims, as claims are real estate and PayPal does not allow payments to be made on any real estate items, including single family homes, condos, mining claim or land purchases. We DO accept just about every other kind of payment method you can think of: Personal Checks, Business Checks, Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Bank Wires, ACH payments, Direct Bank Deposit at any Bank of America Branch, Gold or Silver Bullion (at the day’s SPOT prices), etc. We will send you a secure link to handle the payment safely online if you prefer, and we can also take care of payment by mail or telephone, as we are a traditional Brick and Mortar business - so whichever method you prefer is perfectly fine with us.
We provide financing plans with no interest or fees. Financing terms are minimum of $500 down with the balance will due within 90-days via three equal monthly payments of the remaining balance after the down payment has been paid.
With all financing plans, we do not transfer the final deed into your name until the claim has been paid in full. In the event of a default on a payment plan, we do not refund your down payment - however, we do allow you to put that down payment towards any other purchase as a store credit in full. If you are financing a claim and there is less than 90 days until September 1st (i.e. from June 1st through September 1st), when the annual fee for mining claims is due to the Federal Government, we will add the $165 maintenance fee to your down payment and pay it to the BLM on your behalf thereby increasing your down payment to $665 instead of $500 - however, the $165 portion of the down payment does not go towards your principle balance since it is used to pay the annual fees to the government, therefore the actual down payment credit will still be $500. Approval for financing is automatic as long as you have a valid eBay account in good standing.

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