Al Swan - Realtor/Broker

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Ash Creek

  • 352+- acres
  • Forested Acreage
  • Patented Gold Claims
  • Terrific Views
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Easy Road Access
General Description

Ideal recreation property.  Just 2 miles west of California Interstate 5 and a few miles south of the Oregon border, this beautiful mountainous acreage offers many opportunities to the outdoor adventurous. The varied topography features tall pines, fir, cedar and oak, seasonal creeks and many terrific views to the east. Together with a rich history of gold mining, this would be a great property for the gold mining enthusiasts; hunters; hikers; ATV's and more.


Accessed by a county road, the acreage consists of 2 adjacent county parcels with approximately 352+- deeded acres of patented land. Topography is sloping to steep with elevation ranging from approximately 3000' to 4300'. It is bordered to the north and south by federal land, and to the west and east by private land including large timber companies.

Parcel Map  159 ac

Parcel Map  193 ac

Topo Map

Topo Chart


Gold in veins was discovered on the property in 1883. In production until 1935, the Hazel mine reported production of 40,000+ ounces of gold. The mine has been developed by five adits which vary in length from 100 to 1500 feet. There are 3 distinct gold bearing quartz veins identified including the Potato Patch vein which leads to an underground 1500 square foot room known as the Bridal Chamber, where “free gold festooned the sides and walls” of the chamber.
There are 9 ore and waste rock dumps on the property containing approximately 92,000 short tons of material, grading approximately 0.024 opt gold. Reports indicate that in the later stages of mining, the ore ran 1-5 ounces of gold per ton.

Patented Claims

 Potential Uses

OUTDOOR RECREATION:  The variety of terrain and wildlife offers opportunities for hunting, hiking, exploring and ATV's.

VIEW SITES:  Several view sites for homes and cabins.

GOLD:  From one of the geologist reports: "...possibilities appear encouraging for discovery of more ore either as a continuation of the known zones, or as new discoveries. Enough prospective ground lies within the present property to be an attractive proposition to the owner."

 Present Use



Just south of the Oregon border, The Ash Creek property is located in California's northern Siskiyou County and approximately 2 miles southwest of the small community of Hornbrook. Call representing broker for more information.

Siskiyou Co Map

Driving Map


Geologic and appraisal reports available to those that are interested in the minerals.


Presently offered for $350,000.
Terms - Cash to seller

Nearest International Airport

Rogue Valley - Medford International
Distance from property: 41
Pilot info

Nearest Regional Airport

Siskiyou County Airport
Distance from property: 10
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Nearest Paved Airport

Siskiyou County Airport
Distance from property: 10
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  • California Interstate 5: 1.9 miles
    Community of Hornbrook: 3 miles
    City of Yreka: 16 miles
    Ashland, OR: 26 miles
    Medford, OR: 39 miles
    San Francisco: 328 miles

Property Boundaries

Property Location