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Gold Mining Claims For Sale or Lease in Alaska

Steve Herschbach

This page is a free service to help people find mining claims for sale or lease in Alaska. Listings here may be deleted after 6 months but in general the ads are left up until you notify me that you want them removed.

To have your ad listed here, email your ad with details. Use the existing ads as your template. Note that since I am a prospector it can take a week or more for listings to be posted.

VERY IMPORTANT! DetectorProspector.com and Herschbach Enterprises take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information presented here. A listing on this page is in no way an endorsement or recommendation of the property listed. Contact the person listing the claim if you want more information. Research all claims thoroughly before purchase. Read Investigate That Claim Before You Buying. Also see Gold From Water and other mining scams (look for Free Downloads pdf link). If you have any doubt about what you are doing consider hiring a qualified person or company to validate a potential claim purchase. If you know of a listing here that you believe to be fraudulent in any way please alert us at the email address above.

Fortymile River - Added 9/30/18. I have nine claims I want to sell for $3000.00 each. Also have a brand new Keene 8 inch suction dredge, and a new 6 inch dredge. A full camp site with everything you need from tents to wood burning stoves, showers, gold pans, etc. Call and make me an offer I can't refuse for the whole package together, or may sell separate. 941-416-8839. Don. 

Bonanza Creek - Added 9/5/18. Bonanza Creek – Added 9/3/18. Two twenty (20) acre federal mining claims on Bonanza Creek. These claims are roughly 50 air miles southwest of Nabesna near Chisana, Alaska. The claims are the lowest two claims on Bonanza Creek, immediately above the old ghost town of Bonanza (see map). The claims are AKAA 029712 Bonanza #1 and AKAA 029713 Bonanza #2. Current access is overland from the town of Chisana, less than 10 miles distance. Chisana has a 3000 foot airstrip capable of handling almost any size aircraft but no commercial facilities. https://www.airnav.com/airport/CZN

See a thread elsewhere on this website about looking for gold on Bonanza Creek.

Chisana general location

Bonanza #1 and Bonanza #2 claims location on lower Bonanza Creek

The claims have been mined in the past. Over the many decades since tailings from the hydraulic mines upstream have been deposited and winnowed by floods, creating rich secondary placers. The claims are currently permitted for gold dredging and other activities. They are however within Wrangell St. Elias Preserve and are subject to more conditions and oversight than might be the case elsewhere. Due to this and the remote location, please – serious inquiries only. Both claims, $80,000.00 Contact Dudley via email at akminer96067@aol.com

Alfred Creek - Added 9/13/18. One 40 acre state mining claim with equipment for sale. Good claim but at 76 years old I decided to keep my easier working claims and sell this one. In addition to the claim there is a truck with camper, 3" suction dredge, highbanker, portable toilet, propane heater, misc tools, cooking utensils, etc. The truck needs a battery and runs well but cannot be highway registered - offroad use only.

Alfred Creek claims and equipment

There is dirt road access to the claims depending on weather - late snow or high water can block access. Claim and equipment $17,500 contact John at 907-830-2737

Fortymile River - Added 6/12/18. North fork of the Fortymile ile River, there are 8 river bottom gold claims for sale at $2500.00 each. Want to sell together if possible.

Fortymile claims, camp, and equipment

Approx. 9 miles upriver from the North fork bridge. Accessible by boat or hovercraft. Gold average size is 20 mesh with a couple of pickers each day. Average 2-3 grams of gold per hour with a 6" dredge. Gravel bar avg. 2-1/2' of overburden down to bedrock to over on the river channel side is bedrock outcropping. Call 907-227-3850 or lowrielp@aol.com

Babe & Vault Creek - Updated 9/30/18. For Lease. We have 440 acres containing almost 2 miles of virgin permafrost placer ground for lease 13 miles N. of Fairbanks. Babe and upper Vault Creek drain a gold rich belt that extends from Ester Dome NE to the Ft. Knox mine. Lower Vault Creek was extensively drift mined in the early 1900’s and was a major producer. One small drift operation was located on Babe Ck. but no production records have been found. There are several old prospect shafts on both creeks that indicate gold values at a MINIMUM of 1oz/30 yds of gravel. One such shaft was cleaned out and taken to bed rock which was at roughly 65’. I recently put down a 6’x6’ shaft and hit bed rock at 60’. Pay gravel is approximately 10’ in thickness. This mining season I’ll be cross drifting the valley to better determine the values to expect both up and downstream. Any operation undertaking the mining of these claims needs to not be deterred by significant overburden which varies from at least 30’ to 70’. An extensive drilling program would be needed. The history of lower Vault shows 1/3 of the gold recovered was 1 penny weight or better. There is good indication that the width of the pay could easily be 150’ to 200’ with the richest pay streaks being around 50’. The two creeks combined typically run enough water to supply a washing operation especially if ponded. There is a large spring that adds significantly to the water available. Contact: Kurt Blumberg e-mail: flintgd@aol.com or phone: 303-507-9502 for additional information.

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Fairbanks Area - Updated 10/2/18. Thirteen gold, silver and antimony claims. Accessible by highway and adjacent to the historic Nordale mine. Located below Cleary Summit in Fairbanks area (picture below).


Claims were recorded in early 1920's with only a single corporation. These are placer and hard rock claims. Aging stockholders wish to sell. Contact Patrice Gapen at 307-631-0601 in Mountain Time or email flypatr@yahoo.com

Cooper Landing - Added 5/8/18. 160 acre gold claim. Four 40 acre claims all connected. Good gold, easy access dedicated road and good camping area, good water.

Cooper Landing claims and gold

There is a creek running through the claims. Claims are located in Cooper Landing, Alaska 70 miles south of Anchorage. $190,000 obo email barnesminingempire@gmail.com

Gold Dust Creek, Harrison Creek - Added 4/11/18. In the Circle Hot Springs area. I have four 40 acre claims on Gold Dust creek and four more claims on south fork of Harrison Creek. Gold Dust Creek you can drive to and has shown good gold and Harrison Creek is all virgin ground and can be reached by atv but there is a road close to claims. Each group of 4 claims $12,000. Contact Bob for more info hare.bob69@yahoo.com or call call 907-841-5563

Coldfoot Area - Added 4/11/18. 500+ acres placer gold mining claims, 17 miles south of Coldfoot with road access. Comes with drill logs along the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk river. You just have to go get the gold. $145,000 or best offer. Mining equipment on site for sale (see below), if needed. For more information e-mail kkdeill@gmail.com

Mining equipment for sale near Coldfoot: double deck 5' x 14' wash plant, 320 and 235B excavators, D9G and D8H dozers, 966C loader, 55KW and 20KW gen sets, box trailers, tools and supplies. For pricing e-mail ddkeill@gmail.com

Alfred Creek (behind Sheep Mountain) - Updated 7/3/18. Mining camp for sale on Alfred Creek near Sheep Mountain 123 miles from Anchorage. Over 2,400 acres in sixty State of Alaska mining claims. Mining camp is 12 miles off Glenn Highway (mile 123) and has road drivable by truck or 4 wheeler in the summer and snow machine in the winter. There is also a 2000 foot airstrip at camp. Six buildings include a heated main house with kitchen, bedroom, shower with hot water on demand, and storage area. Caretaker's cabin has a heated kitchen and bedroom. Also has modern outhouse, tool shed, an old miner's cabin and shelter.

Alfred Creek camp

Equipment includes a 6x6 truck, a 5 ton army cargo truck, 6x6 duce and half fuel truck, 6x6 duce and half cargo. All you need is heavy equipment, Mining records for '09 available. Water rights and exploration records available on most claims. Ideal business for suction dredging, metal detection work, panning, high banking or recreational use. Great area for hunting for moose, caribou, sheep, wolf and fox. Price reduced to $300,000 for package. For more details contact Ed DeWitt (907) 563-1822 or Cell(907)227-0801. email: eds@ak.net

Petersville Area - Updated 4/11/18. Six State of Alaska mining leases totaling 2,690 acres. State of Alaska Mining Leases are a 20-year lease with the State of Alaska which I own the lease and the lease has 15 years remaining and are renewable. Also available are 25 forty-acre claims with 6 buildings and 3 airstrips. Located in historic and present Petersville/Yentna Mining District area, that has seasonal road access to all claims and leases. Located in Talkeetna C-2 Quadrangle north of the Peters Hills and all above tree line on Cottonwood, Poorman, Pass, Willow, Little Writer, and Peters Creeks where very limited mining of present alluvium has occurred. Drill logs, sampling, and certified geophysical information are available. Owner would like to see the property brought to commercial production and is willing to negotiate a possible sale. Leases can be subdivided and sold as smaller leases if need be. Serious inquiries only. For more information contact Michele Stevens @ 907-345-9655, website: http://www.petersvillemining.comor email: goldengirl@petersvillemining.com Thank you for looking.

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Platinum, AK - Updated 10/2/18. We have approximate 2000 offshore acres of State of Alaska mining claims available. Research: USGS, USBM and Thomas Oommen PhD. Geologist completed 2 studies, one in 2006 and one in 2008. Goodnews Mining Co. recovered 650,000 ounces in a 41 year time frame with a dragline and a bucket line dredge within a 6.5 mile stretch of the Salmon River. We are offering six (6) - 40 acre claims and eleven (11) - 160 acre claims, which total 2000 acres of State of Alaska offshore mining claims. Asking $15,000 US dollars per 40 acre claim, $50,000 US dollars per 160 acre claim, OR $250,000 US dollars for all claims listed above. Please reply to this ad via email at GoldenMooseMining@gmail.com

Placer Gold in Alaska - Updated 10/1/18. On five miles of river claims. Gold grades average of 18 large samples is $44 per cubic yard at the grass roots, huge volume of gravel. Airstrip, trails, professionally surveyed and sampled claims with mineral report. Historic mining, but 99% unmined. Adequate water, water rights and cabin included. Complete buyout preferred. Asking $2,500,000. Contact: Jim Halloran augeojim@yahoo.com

Valdez Creek / Grogg Creek - Added 1/21/18. Selling 720 acres / 18 claims (40-acre claims) of state of Alaska placer mining claims. Along the east bank of the Susitna River, the claims are located on Valdez Creek. Creek is a historic gold bearing location and a leading producer. All the claims are state of Alaska claims, they are not patented. In the 80’s Valdez Creek (Cambior) became the largest placer gold operation in North America for about 10 years and in the best year it produced over 100,000 ounces of raw gold. The claims are about 212 miles from Anchorage at the confluence of Grogg Creek and Valdez Creek, in the Talkeetna Mining District. The area is reached by vehicles via the Denali Highway which connects Paxson on the east with Cantwell on the west. At about Mile 79 (measured from Cantwell) a gravel road heads north along the east bank Susitna River and goes through the old mining camp of Denali and up in back of White Creek and on the confluence of Valdez Creek and Grogg Creek. 4 miles up from Cambior Mine. You can drive to the claims with a 4x4 or 4-wheeler in the summer.

Valdez Creek claims and gold

These claims have huge potential. No mining equipment on site. Placer gold exploration permits. Great area for hunting caribou, sheep, wolf and fox. (Mile 69 Denali Hwy) At $450/oz. gold samples assay up to $15.00 a yard. (Reference sample, 1885, Mike Balen / Jerry Hannio U.S. Bureau of Mines). Excellent ore values. 0.0369 fine ounces per cubic yard of fine grained and flakey gold. Ft Knox ADL No. 539731 Downstream Cambior company’s, A channel, was a 15-foot-thick pay stream that ran 10 ounces per cubic yard. Asking $200,000 - the claims will not be sold separately. Contact Peter if interested or with questions. Email: indigoenterprises@gmail.com  Call: 206-501-6379

Falls Creek - Updated 10/1/18. I have three claims for sale in the Cache Creek Basin (Dutch Hills). They are on upper Falls Creek. I have held them since the late nineties. I am getting a little long in the tooth now and hope someone will be interested! The asking price is $12,500 for one, $10,000 each for two ($20,000 for two) and a great deal, $9000 each for three ($27,000 for three). Please e-mail me with questions / or interest Niallix@aol.com with the word CLAIM in the subject line.

Kougarok River - Updated 10/1/11. Seward Peninsula, approximately 100 miles North of Nome. 8.5 miles of continuous Alaskan State claims on the Kougarok river. 36 forty acre claims, all claims have the river running through them with several very interesting benches . We've prospected these claims over the last 8 seasons using a suction dredge w/ several paystreaks located (98% virgin to suction dredging). Three cabins on the downstream claim (2 miles from end of road), remote ( claims start at 2 miles from end of road and extend upstream for 8.5 miles), ATV, cat trail access.

Kougarok River claims

We found quite a bit of coarse gold on the lower claims, up to 7 oz nugget with gold running up into the bench from the river. This bench is roughly 35 acres and has an old timers cabin on it which I think they only built a cabin to mine rich ground. The upper claims have a paystreak of smaller gold that extends for at least a couple of miles (we haven't fully determined just how far this extends but have got as high as 2ozs/6 hr dredging session). There is an old cabin that could be fixed up or moved closer to the claims in the upper area. Downstream from there about 3 miles there's a large bench and a terrific campsite on the river. The bench carries colors and heavies (looks to me like an ancient channel). On the lower claims we found a nugget paystreak that probably extends 300' or more (we've established the upper end of this paystreak, then 200' down stream is where we found the 7oz nugget and at that time we covered the downstream ground with tailings so we know that the paystreak extends downstream, possibly for several hundred yards. All the claims are Alaskan State claims which means less problems... no BLM & the Kougarok river doesn't have salmon. Our Bottom line for the whole group of claims is 60K  or  we could break up the claims and if so we'd ask  60K (bottom 10 claims), and the other 26 claims starting at $2500/claim respectively...the top 6 claims w/ the established paystreak I'd ask $22,000 if sold separately.  If you purchased the whole 36 claims the price is roughly $1600/claim (which is a very good deal for I see several 40 acre claims in the general area for 40K or more per claim). I can't over emphasis the fact that we've prospected up there for the last 8 seasons...we know where we didn't hit any gold...we know where we hit some gold but not enough to pay with our 6" dredge... we know where there are existing paystreaks.... we know hidden trails for access.... we know of 4 separate benches that we've panned gold on.....and can give advice as to camping etc ... all this information is very valuable and should be taken into consideration. (most of the claims I see advertised don't have much positive information available). GPS coordinates : downstream boundary is 65.4589N, 164.6878W and upstream extends to 65.5671N, 164.7390W....ADL # 554358 thru 554390 plus 705584 and two other claims .... Fineness of the gold is 90.5 to 91%.......Age forces sale.....Contact: Jim at 530 626 8753 (10am to 5pm Mon thru Sat) or Jan at 360 427 5367 ..... email jansiks@yahoo.com

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Porcupine Creek - Updated 9/30/18. We have several 160 acre STATE OF ALASKA GOLD MINING CLAIMS available (one claim or more) for lease, sale, or, negotiable agreement for the coming mining season with option to buy at terms we both agreed to accept; for recreational mining see more below. If you are interested in buying a claim we will allow small scale testing for a limited time before a purchase decision is made. Contact me if you want to do drilling or testing with equipment. We have a permit for drilling, trenching and testing good through 2021. For recreational miners: If you bring everything you need (limited to 6” or smaller dredge) and are willing to prospect a few coordinates for us you could prospect 2,000+/- acres of our claims one week or perhaps mine all summer on a percentage basis. The claims are contiguous to a mining operation on a claim to the North, which is also a 160 acre state claim, owned by someone else. There is a Right-of-Way, a good trail, from the highway to the claims which start at about 1 mile. The Trail is usually good for a 4x4 ATV or equipment after breakup. At times a 4x4 pickup might get to the claims. The parties who own the claim to the North took in a D-8, a Case 450, water pumps and a 100 ton per hour wash plant using The Trail which is the Old Eagle Trail near Slana Alaska.


Porcupine Creek claims

The claims are on Porcupine Creek which crosses the Tok Cutoff HWY which is HWY 1 in Alaska. It drains into the Slana River and into the Copper River; a large gold producing area, with Salmon and many other fish but the Porcupine Creek does not have salmon so permits are not a problem. In fact we have a permit for drilling, trenching, testing and dredging the claims. The claims are along the creek and continue up the benches to top of mountains.
The trail head starts at the Old Tok Cutoff Highway which is where you can park your vehicle then it is about 1 mile to the first of our claims and the Porcupine Creek claims start about 4 miles from the highway. If you prefer you may park your vehicle, a camper, RV or Bus at our privately owned property about one mile from the trailhead; we do not have any hookups. This offer is subject to changes due to sale or lease of claims. Contact Mact at (907) 822-GOLD (4653) OR Cell: (520) 709-0601 OR mact@gmapa.com

Valdez Creek - Added 1/10/18. I am selling out all of my claims. I have around 1500 acres on and near famous Valdez Creek. All of my claims are state of Alaska claims. They are not patented. They all have good gold on them and almost all of them are on a creek. I have numerous 40 acre claims that would be great for dredging. Those claims start at $6,000 each. I also have some commercial claims, including 120 acres on Valdez Creek itself. Other commercial claims include 600 acres on Gold Creek which is near Valdez Creek. Theses claims are virgin ground on the creek with shallow bedrock that is fractured slate. The slate has trapped the gold and there is gold in the gravels. A large mining corporation has the lode claims above my placer claims. This area has huge potential. I am willing to finance the commercial claims if needed. Email me at alaskarangemining@hotmail.com with any questions or for more information. Any serious buyers are very welcome to come out and test any of the grounds they are interested in buying. 

Kenai Gold Claims - Updated 10/1/18. Fifteen 40-acre state claims in two groups of placer ground with great access and off the road parking. All the claims would be great for suction dredging and high banking. Some of the claims have enough low bench ground for heavy equipment operations. They have not ever been mined to any significant degree. They have been held for decades in speculation, but they have a mining history. Hope-Sunrise Mining District. Good gold on every claim. No equipment and no permafrost. Thirteen thousand dollars per claim or a better rate on groups of claims. Sold in two or more claim groups only. About 70 highway miles from Anchorage. Contact: augeojim@yahoo.com for more information.





Edited by Steve Herschbach

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