Sunset Valley Mining Placer Claim Overview
Sunset Valley Mining Company locates rich gold-bearing placer claims based on our
following procedure and strict policy. We only sell the ones that we are very satisfied with
OUR PROCEDURE & POLICY:
Here is our normal procedure to verify a placer claim is a gold-bearing property. We
research and analyzes intensively historical, geological data & magnetic mapping in
potential areas. Then our experts visit the site, take field samples and exam the area
We believe a good claim should meet the following requirements.
First, we believe a good placer claim should have certain stream structures to trap and
hold “new gold deposits” from upstream (I). Second, a good placer claim should provide
both “in-stream” and “off-stream” mining areas (II). Third, a good claim should also have
good mining areas for various mining methods (III). Finally, we locate a family oriented
claim site* (IV).
Once a while, we locate and sell a claim which may not be too family-oriented for those
miners who wish to camp out and mine by himself for weeks.
(I) Stream Structures
A good placer claim should have a good stream structures to trap and hold new gold
deposits. When a river gets high from snow melt in every spring or any flood, the stronger
current forces more “new gold deposits to downstream, which eventually get trapped
and settle somewhere downstream. For example, the following common structures in a
stream tend to trap and hold those new gold deposits;
*Submerged boulders in a pool
*Gravel bar in a curve (especially inner curve)
*Sudden drop-off (waterfall or riffles)
*Rough surface bedrock
In general, if a claim has more structures in a stream, it is a better claim.
(II) In-stream & off-stream Mining Areas
Good placer claim should have both “in-stream” & “off-stream” mining areas because a
stream and along-stream area is a main source in a placer claim where you can do
A stream is a path where gold travel from downstream. Simply if a claim has a longer
length of stream, it has a more chance for a miner to harvest more gold. Therefore, it is
most likely more valuable. You find many placer claim sellers offer a huge (like a 160
acres) mining claim with a little tiny length of a stream at the far corner. The majority of
the area is most likely covered with a useless heavily wooded ground. Some sellers may
advertise their 160 acres claim may be a potential mother lode. Well, we all know that a
lode claim would cost a fortune!!
Like we mentioned earlier, a good placer claim should have more “gold trapping &
sustaining” structures (see I)
During a field research, we also spend tremendous time on potential “off-stream” area;
we walk through a steep river bank area and shovel randomly to see any gold deposit or
concentration. We check underneath of large cobbles in a river bank. It appears that
many miners must oversight those “dry” areas over the years. The majorities of miners
like to spend time in a stream. When we were at a Klamath River claim , we shoveled
those hard-pack dry sand and did “dry” panning. The result was quiet amazing. Like in a
stream, you could locate a pay-streak area in a dry zone or old stream path.
(III) More Mining Methods - Diversified.
We try to locate a claim which suits for various mining methods like dredging (need a
permit), sluicing, high-banking (need a permit), snipping or panning. Obviously, not all
miners use the same method, for example, dredging. They would like to diversify and
alternate mining methods. Or sometime a miners uses one mining method one day
and other another day. It is very true that a claim should be worth more if it is suited
for more mining methods.
It is nothing like relaxing in front of cozy bonfire after we worked very hard all day
Technology & Accuracy
We use the most current satellite technology available to locate a claim; To ensure
accuracy, we combine the latest GPS technology with the latest mapping software
and, in addition, we double-check it by using traditional methods of land
Sunset Valley locate a family-oriented placer claim. We try to locate a claim in a
campground or nearby a campground with peaceful surrounding nature. It is always fun
to bring your family or friends when you are going on a mining trip. We always keep in
mind that you are dredging (need a permit) one of the nice pools while your family
members or love one are enjoying panning gold in a beach. We hope our mining claim
gives you and your family not only great mining experience, but also great “outdoor”
memories you can share for many years.