MAP Where is Gold Rush Todd Hoffman’s Oregon gold mine located?

Todd Hoffman family guns 'merica

As we first reported back in November, Gold Rush star Todd Hoffman and his crew of miners are returning stateside next season to look for gold in their home state of Oregon. Although we previously narrowed down the location of the claim to Baker County, and even had some satellite imagery of the equipment already on site, we still didn’t have an exact location — until now!

The ever-diligent Gold Rushologists in the Gold Rush Alaska Gossip Facebook group have revealed that the High Bar Placer Mine leased by the Hoffmans is located in western Oregon about 18 miles south-southwest of Baker City. Here are a few maps to better illustrate the exact location:

Gold Rush Todd Hoffman Oregan mine map Gold Rush Hoffmans Oregon gold mine map Where is Todd Hoffman mining in Oregon? map

And here is a more detailed satellite photo of the mining equipment and constructed water reservoirs from June of 2015 — click to enlarge:

Todd Hoffman USA mine Oregon satellite photo - click to enlarge

I half-joked in my previous post that the Hoffmans might consider making a few extra bucks by charging visitors, since the mine is now located somewhere that people can actually go to instead of way up in Yukon, Canada. Well, as it turns out, the mine is on Bureau of Land Management land, so it is theoretically accessible by the public.

The BLM brochure addressing public access to mining claims on BLM land does seem to leave that door open, especially if you are just “passing through” to access other federal lands — and as long as visitors do not interfere with mining operations:

The Federal Government maintains the right to manage the surface and surface resources on mining claims and sites located under the General Mining Law. This includes the use of the area for public recreational and resource management purposes that do not materially interfere with an ongoing mining activity.

The public has the conditional right to cross mining claims or sites for recreational and other purposes and to access Federal lands beyond the claim boundaries. The right of access to a mining claim or site across Federal lands does not mean that the you have a right to cause unnecessary or undue degradation of the surface resources. You are liable for damages if found responsible for unnecessary loss of or injury to property of the United States.

So pack up your cameras and your drone and get on out to West Oregon y’all! Let’s get some Gold Rush Season 7 spoilers up in here! :)



web analytics


Pin It
  • Aussie cathie

    Todd’s father has the most annoying voice on the planet!! Team Parker all the way ‼️‼️

    • https://roycelerwick.wordpress.com/ Royce Lerwick

      Heh, heh, cackle cackle, No brains no intelligence! Oh Lord thank you for leaving this gold here for us to find…. I’m more disturbed by his theology and fundamental dishonesty or delusional egocentrism than his voice.

      • Bongstar420

        Right…but common folk don’t care about stuff that requires thinking. Look at our politics

  • Dennis

    That is Eastern Oregon, not Western Oregon…

    • Dennis

      “The ever-diligent Gold Rushologists in the Gold Rush Alaska Gossip Facebook group have revealed that the High Bar Placer Mine leased by the Hoffmans is located in western Oregon about 18 miles south-southwest of Baker City. Here are a few maps to better illustrate the exact location:”

    • https://roycelerwick.wordpress.com/ Royce Lerwick

      He meant the other West.

    • lars ole mortensen

      Lars Ole Mortensen of Sunriver Oregon. Yes they refer that this mine is in West Oregon. Baker City, if they knew where they were they are setting up mining…it is Eastern Oregon. Eastern Oregon…
      I know the area and i have found gold in the BLM creeks there before the Hoffmans have begun mining. I am there mining surface mining every summer. Look for the blonde tall guy in a red jacket with my gold mining crew. Lars Ole Mortensen

  • Karl Felber

    The Hoffman crew is a whole bunch of idiots

  • Fattonecat

    It’s in EASTERN Oregon…

  • Bongstar420

    I guess its not a bad claim. Not sure why I never hear about PGE with these guys. Their black sands may be holding Platinum. There is Platinum at this site 44.53486, -117.9202 just above their placer operation in the modern creek channel. It would be prudent to look at the black sand of this operation for PGE values which will usually show as nonmagnetic black sand which is very difficult to separate from the gold. The copper will be paramagnetic and will repulse a moving magnetic field where as high Pl grains will show very little magnetism. Most of all, they only dissolve with gold. Nitric will not touch Pl grains.