The Hard Times Mine No. 3 has not been actively mined since the great Cedar Creek Gold Rush. The claim has not been worked by us beyond routine sampling and assessment work.
The Hard Times No. 3 Placer Gold Claim has exposed bedrock outcroppings and several natural gravel bars, a diversity that offers outstanding spots to pan, high-bank, dredge, sluice or metal detect. The incredible potential of this claim would keep anyone prospecting for a lifetime.
The claims has several great campsites, wide open meadows and shaded glens along the creek. The scenery is spectacular.
The Bitterroot Mountains of Mineral County provide many opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and photography. Within Mineral County there are 87 miles of river, 650 miles of streams, and over 50 high mountain lakes In addition, there are over 400 miles of hiking trails and more than 1,000 miles of off-highway roads.
Owning your own placer gold mining claim is a true treasure, one to be enjoyed and worked for generations to come. A family gold claim is truly a golden legacy.
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