Discovering a lost gold mining claim in the California desert

Discovering a lost gold mining claim in the California desert

I discovered this lost mining claim within a rock cairn atop an island of stone within the enormous flash flood plain called Siberia Wash. Imagine my surprise to look inside the rock pile and spot a metal tin secreted away within. Open this tin with me and find out what’s inside.


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  1. MG on August 20, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Fake ass shit

  2. just bob elliot on August 20, 2022 at 8:46 am

    I only watched 2 min of this stumped shit you are a piss poor actor,it is so obvious you did the digging , it’s so fresh looking, I have pieces of tin out side in my junk pile that rust away in six months,oh yea you should have at least put some dust n dirt on it,what a joke you are

  3. Seneca Burr on August 20, 2022 at 8:46 am

    The claim is yours now, I bet. And the land

  4. Alejandro Olivares on August 20, 2022 at 8:47 am

    They did it with a sharpie ok

  5. Alejandro Mejia on August 20, 2022 at 8:48 am

    you should never go alone man. never. had a friend do that and sprain his ankle. he got lucky and dirt bikers found him crawling to truck.

  6. Chris Driver on August 20, 2022 at 8:49 am

    That’s interesting

  7. John Berry on August 20, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Eureka! I’m rich!

  8. Cranberry Eater on August 20, 2022 at 8:52 am

    10:05 Looking up the address in Google Map reveals that the house has been blurred. Mystery thickens. 1305 Delmonica Ave E, San Bernadino, CA

  9. Mad Max on August 20, 2022 at 8:53 am

    the thing and the other….what the heck…..LOL

  10. Raiders Dad on August 20, 2022 at 8:54 am

    I once found a claim deed in the middle of three sets of piled rocks painted white. It was off garlock rd in the high desert in California. Returned to the BLM.

  11. Gerry Maloney on August 20, 2022 at 8:54 am

    I would of kept that box

  12. Pat Tiekamp on August 20, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Claim corners are to have the corners containing the information in that tin…

  13. lv2mine on August 20, 2022 at 8:56 am

    What an exciting adventure!
    What is the name of that mountain?
    I would like to hike that scenery.
    I really enjoyed this video. A true treasure tale type. I have seen many claims like this. So cool.
    Can you tell me that area name or that mountain name?
    Thanks for a great vid.👍😁

  14. nick matta on August 20, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Ok let me see if I found something like this year are 1at thing I do is tell the world like he does whatever u be lieve hey by the way I’m selling my o!d mine on mars anyone i interested. Only a fool

  15. Jason Gallegos on August 20, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Chester Copperpot

  16. Texas Flash cove Installer on August 20, 2022 at 8:59 am

    A metal tin that has been rusted shut miraculously opens , FRAUD !

  17. Todd Junker on August 20, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Lode Claim. Sample that puppy for gold and file a new claim on the lode.

  18. Kirk Felhaber on August 20, 2022 at 9:01 am

    BLM mine marker required to establish mine boundries

  19. Steve Steve on August 20, 2022 at 9:02 am

    You better put that stuff back you dam flatlander

  20. Nocturnal Toothbrush on August 20, 2022 at 9:02 am

    That was there sense the 1940’s. Just imagine. Super cool find. Placed there by a man who for one reason or another never went back to it. It was sitting there for almost 80 years as weather pounded it, and finally you found it. Someone probably bought it before the war, and then died overseas. Or who knows who put it there? The story that would tell if it could speak.

  21. LironMtnRanch on August 20, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Back around the time the Death Valley Germans disappeared, I spent some vacation time out in the Butte Valley area of Death Valley. At the top of Manley Peak, I found a jar with a small mining claim that showed the required annual work had been done up till 1975, after which mining wasn’t allowed within park limits. It said there was a 10 foot adit, but all I found was some boards that may have covered the adit but were all filled in beneath with erosion, and the one I tried to pull up erupted with termites. There was a pile of mineralized quartz pieces nearby. It was on a steep and desolate mountaintop, and the elements were taking their toll. Lots of old OLD high cliffside mines with suicidal cable tramways in the area.

  22. Dooj Schooley on August 20, 2022 at 9:04 am

    we file claims all the time…of course there is such a thing

  23. Grant Rennie on August 20, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Looks like someone found some land that looked good, claimed it for prospecting and then got sent to war in Europe in world war 2 and never made it home, then the claim went un touched and forgotten..

  24. Jacob Lopez on August 20, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Blythe, CA in the house lol

  25. RKB on August 20, 2022 at 9:11 am


  26. Robert Wright on August 20, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Even today all mining claims are to be filed with the county that they are in and with BLM. The claims are to be marked at each corner with some type of marker and a copy of the mining claim paperwork. No a days miners will used a PVC pipe with a cap that can either be unscrewed on pulled off with the paperwork down inside the PVC pipe. You should find some type of marker at each corner and possible in the center of the claim. Markers as I said no a days are usually PVC pipes but we do use wood posts or ever piles of rocks. I have did some prospecting and files some claims with the gold club that I used to belong to. Good find with finding some history.

  27. Alejandro Olivares on August 20, 2022 at 9:12 am


  28. roger davies on August 20, 2022 at 9:16 am

    exciting to find, the tracks on the hillside indicate that there was some long term activity there,
    Now me being a quasi miner and treasure hunter I would have not put down my pack, but have beat feet up the trail. Two reasons, the claim may still have value and to just look at the workings. Those old timers really did some ingenious things with how they worked the site. I like looking at old mining sites, you will learn a lot about who and how things were done.

  29. Electric Poliville on August 20, 2022 at 9:16 am

    I looked it up, not listed you would need a surveyor to find it with those old coordinates unless you can find the monument mentioned. There is a claim on Siberia clay deposit.

  30. Captaraknospider on August 20, 2022 at 9:20 am

    No way that paper has been in that tin in the weather since 1940
    I think this was staged.

  31. Jackie Denham on August 20, 2022 at 9:21 am

    I have already watched this

  32. Doug Kronemeyer on August 20, 2022 at 9:22 am

    This is a google earth kml file that will show you exactly where this mine is.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="; xmlns:gx="; xmlns:kml="; xmlns:atom=""&gt;
    <StyleMap id="msn_red-stars">
    <Style id="sn_red-stars">
    <hotSpot x="32" y="1" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/>
    <Style id="sh_red-stars">
    <hotSpot x="32" y="1" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/>
    <name>Trinidad Mine_10104144</name>
    <name>Trinidad Mine_10111017</name>
    <name>Trinidad Mine_10184459</name>

  33. 1highplains on August 20, 2022 at 9:24 am

    To all the dumb asses who think this is fake, I can assure you it’s not..! It’s what is required by the county where the claim is located.! Sometimes it’s in a tube or can nailed to a post or it’s in a pile of rocks or something that would be a marker on one corner of the claim, in other words don’t start doing any mining on that claim or you mite get shot or have a problem if the claim owner shows up and catches you mining on his claim..! It’s proper etiquette to look at it then put it back right where you found it… I was amazed by it too when I first got into gold mining 40 years ago..!

  34. Aaron Eaton on August 20, 2022 at 9:26 am

    If you find something like that that’s sure not the way to handle it

  35. sarahx87 on August 20, 2022 at 9:27 am


  36. Steve Evans on August 20, 2022 at 9:28 am

    SHUT DOWN CLAIM >>>> In WWII our government banned all Gold mining and other rare Earth miniral mining for the ware effort…. Thousands of mines and placer claims were abandoned…Many were started right back up a decade or so later. once gold priced made it worth the effort to mine it………That claim could very well be still viable and valid if the dues are still being paid up, You never know until You check 1st before You assume its a dead long abandoned claim…..Just because its jot being actively worked does not mean it is not still someones paid up & valid claim.

  37. javE Chispas on August 20, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Not fake at all. I see lots of them in the desert. GPAA has tons claims out there and the new claims they put the papers inside PVC tubes.

  38. Electric Poliville on August 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Siberia Wash

    California physical, cultural and historic features

    Feature Type:





    San Bernardino County





    GNIS ID:


  39. Steve Evans on August 20, 2022 at 9:32 am

    DUMMIES WHO THINK ITS FAKE>……You are all obviously NOT from the USA western desert placer mining area ! ! ! …… Google is Your friend ! ! ! These old placers claim rock cairns, marking posts, sealed bottles and claim papers in sealed cans are everywhere out here…… You in-breeders all need to go get girlfriends & wives who are NOT Your sisters *sigh

  40. David C on August 20, 2022 at 9:33 am

    I would like to go visit there someday could you give me the location or the GPS? Thanks great video

  41. Edward Riddle on August 20, 2022 at 9:34 am

    My dad had a claim in Oregon we had to set boundaries so many feet apart at so many feet we put our papers nailed to a tree count another so many feet put another marker ours was in plastic nailed to a tree. If I remember we had to show we were working the claim bring samples to the claim office in order to keep the claim

  42. Linda on August 20, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Odd how the tin is from the seventies and the claim the forties.

  43. Ed Korsa on August 20, 2022 at 9:35 am

    I hope his ghost haunts you until you find the gold..

  44. Joel Norton on August 20, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Oh yea! Wish i could find my great grandfathers claim. It’s a huge mine

  45. ronnie cardy on August 20, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Hope you find it and become rich

  46. James Blevins on August 20, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Seriously?! You have never heard of a mine claim ? " Didn’t know they really existed "
    Yes gold just falls out of butt monky butts and geese.

  47. Matt Sergel on August 20, 2022 at 9:39 am

    There nothing fake about these mining claims paperwork. I live out in the Mojave desert and trust me there every where out in the California desert. I have found them out in Hinkley California and a place called Coolgardie California. You will find allot of them will be in a Prince Albert tobacco tins. I know this because I used to belong to gold clubs and we would look for gold in these areas with a metal detector or a gold drywasher.

  48. Philip Callicoat on August 20, 2022 at 9:40 am

    In western Nevada I have found the same thing you found… Miners paperwork for the claim.. The one that I found was in an old Prince Albert tobacco flat can…

  49. Les Henderson on August 20, 2022 at 9:40 am


  50. WootTootZoot on August 20, 2022 at 9:40 am

    A lot of people must have been on Google Earth looking up 1305 E Delmonica Ave. Google totally blurred the house out.

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