Sierra Rivers

Yuba River North Fork

20 acre placer claim - Bent Tree

Mining claim on the Yuba River near Downieville


North Boundary


South Boundary


Parking right at claim


High bench on opposite side

Claim Info:

20 acre placer claim in Sierra county.

Accessible placer mining claim on the North Fork of the Yuba River with parkinig right on site.

The USFS Union Flat campground is just up the road and the claim is located just a little ways out of Downieville. Pretty easy to get to from either the Reno side or the Sacramento side. Paved road either way.

This claim has a lot of gravel, gravel bars and high benches you could work with a sluice box. If you really wanted to go for the fine gold you could set up a gold cube and spend the day just shoveline fine gravel through. Just about anywhere on the North Yuba is good, obviously better with a dredge, but no one has touched those high banks in quite a while.

  • Offered by: Private individual
  • Type Claim: Placer
  • County: Sierra
  • Price: $12,000
  • Access:2WD accessible
  • Camping:Camping at USFS Union Flat campground
  • Gold Potential:Good
  • Equipment:Metal detector and sluice
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