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jmaxwell
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research ( 04:53:37 MonDec 31 2007 )

While researching mines in and around Happy Camp I seen were the airport was on a old hydraulic mine. Has any gold been found around it.

  
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Re: research ( 21:34:15 ThuJan 3 2008 )

The airport and most of HappyCamp is located on top of an old hydraulic mine. Most of the property is private and off limits to mining. The are numberous other old hydraulic mines in the Happy Camp area that are located on Forest Service Land and are open to mining.

To answer your question, yes there was gold found on that claim as it was one of the largest hydraulic mines in the area and I am sure that the original miners would not have moved the volumes of earth that they did if there was no gold there.
Mark

  
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Re: research ( 00:51:12 FriJan 4 2008 )

""""The are numberous other old hydraulic mines in the Happy Camp area that are located on Forest Service Land and are open to mining.""""""

Many, if not most are claimed, so do your research if you plan on going on one.....

There will probably be some open ones but you need to determine them.

  
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Re: research ( 18:19:05 FriJan 4 2008 )

OK, let me say it this way then, there are many old hydraulic mines on 49er claims that a 49er member has access to.
I have not done any claim research on the Klamath basin for about 6 years, and at that time there were quite a few of the old hydraulics that did not have any valid claims. But with the current price of gold, that may now be another story.
Mark

  
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Re: research ( 19:08:19 FriJan 4 2008 )

In the late 1800s there were over 100 listed mines within 10 miles of Happy Camp. Today with a good pair of glasses and plenty of time you could locate enough of them to keep you busy exploring for several weeks.

  
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Re: research ( 05:08:01 SatJan 5 2008 )

How come we didn't find most of them?

Never did find that one east of town that you are supposed to be able to see.




  
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Re: research ( 19:32:58 SatJan 5 2008 )

Quote "socalgold Never did find that one east of town that you are supposed to be able to see."

First you have to be able to see. I saw that one before I even knew it was a claim. Drive down 96, look left, across the river and it hits you between the eyes.

Pehaps you could see it now that you got your hair cut?



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jmaxwell
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Re: research ( 00:22:53 MonJan 7 2008 )

Last year I was looking over Happy Camp and the claims and I was at Indian Creek. I think that it was a new claim and I saw a mine that was a cross the creek from the road. It look like a good spot to detect. It looked like dirt bikes hade been rideing there. If enyone know the spot I'm refering to is it in the claim boundries.

  
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Re: research ( 16:48:16 ThuJan 10 2008 )

I heard them talking about that spot down at the office one day and it was the opinion that it is not on our claim.
Course, it may be now, depends on if we have it filed on now or may be it is still claimed by someone else.


  
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Re: research ( 19:19:35 ThuJan 10 2008 )

The new Indian creek claim is just about in the middle of 2 well known mines. The Huey on the East side and the Classic Hill on the West side. You are probably talking about the Classic hill as the workings are clearly viable from Indian creek rd. In its day it was very rich. It covers quite a large area, and last time I looked it could only be accessed with quads or bikes. It is not a 49er claim and I don't know the ownership of it. There was some discussion on this forum several months ago about it.

  
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Re: research ( 22:06:44 TueJan 15 2008 )

Thankx Rusty I've done some more research and if what you say is true the new claim should prove exellent this summer!!

  

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