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Lost Dutchman's Mining Association

Campgrounds

Stanton, Arizona

120 Acres (Main Camp)

Patented land with Antelope Creek running through with seasonal water. This is a picturesque camp in the heart of the Weaver-Rich Hill Mining District where “spud-sized” gold nuggets were found in 1863 by Pauline Weaver. The property was an abandon ghost town which has been restored.

Loud Mine, Georgia

37 Acres (Main Camp)

Patented deeded land in the heart of Georgia’s famous Dahlonega Gold Belt. Approximately one-third mile of Town Creek and a smaller tributary meander through the property. Deep layers of alluvial gravels, separated by dense clay layers, overlay soft bedrock throughout. Numerous gold bearing quartz veins run through the property.

Italian Bar, California

160 Acres (Main Camp)

Patented land on the south fork of the Stanislaus River six miles from the restored gold rush town of Columbia. This is a picturesque camp in the heart of the southern mother lode.

 

Scott River, California

28 Acres (Main Camp)

8 Acres Klamath River Property (Patented land 24 miles east of Scott River Camp)

49 Acres Finley Property (Patented land on the North Fork of the Salmon River)

 

Patented land that is nice and flat for camping, at the junction of the Klamath and Scott Rivers. Gold is plentiful in this area and is replenished annually by the spring runoff from the Scott bar Mountains. Barkhouse Creek, McKinney Creek, Horse Creek and Mill Creek tributaries have been producing gold since the mid 1800’s.

Vein Mountain, NC

131 Acres (Main Camp)

Patented deeded land in the heart of North Carolina’s Mother Lode. Muddy Creed runs through the property and has produced good gold over the years. Gold ranges from fine to flakes with an occasional nugget.

Duisenburg, California

160 Acres (Main Camp)

Patented land in gold rich area Randsburg in the California high desert. The camp has a unique beauty all its own. Members have recovered a considerable amount of fine gold and uncovered several pockets of nice nuggets. A true primitive mining Camp.

Athens, Michigan

70 Acres (Main Camp)

Property is mostly flat with some rolling hills. Stately trees at the back of the property. A creek runs through the property. The area is a major glacial deposit. Gold is found throughout the gravel layers and is fine to small nuggets.

Burnt River, Oregon

136 Acres (Main Camp)

32 Acres on Cave Creek 

Patented land that is bisected both by Burnt River and Deer Creek. Less than a mile away is the Cave Creek patented property for members to utilize as well. Beautiful meadows for camping within this picturesque valley. The main stream and its tributaries have been the source of gold in earlier mining operations, and gold is still found along the high benches. You will also see an abundance of wildlife, including big horn sheep, elk and deer.

Oconee, South Carolina

120 Acres (Main Camp)

Patented deeded land in a pristine wooded area with approximately 1.25 miles of Crane Creek running through the property. Fine and flake gold is abundant, along with a few nuggets occasionally.

Blue Bucket, Oregon

118 Acres (Main Camp)

Easy entrance along Highway I-84. Gold is present in the stream gravel, bench gravel and in high bench deposits. You will also see an abundance of wildlife, including chukar, elk and deer.

Additional Camps

Leadville, Colorado - 60 Acres

High Divide, Nevada - 20 Acres

These properties are for the primitive camper. Non-hookup camping spaces are available. Both locations are in gold-rich historical areas.