Idaho Gold Mining’s claims on the Crooked River include a few secluded sites on Banner Creek, just downstream from Banner Mine. The Banner Mine itself was known for silver; reports are that over three million dollars in silver bullion was pulled out the mine. But like all areas of the Boise Basin (read more about the mining history of the area here), these creeks are best known for GOLD.
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1. Banner Gold 2B – $1000
Acreage: 20 acres
River footage: 1350+ feet
Placer/lode: placer claim
Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 8E, section 31 and 32
Claim serial #: IMC212527
A 43°59’06.795”N, -115°32’55.403”W
B 43°59’06.795”N, -115°32’46.486”W
C 43°59’00.301”N, -115°32’46.486”W
D 43°59’00.301”N, -115°32’50.837”W
E 43°58’52.712”N, -115°32’50.837”W
F 43°58’52.712”N, -115°33’00.066”W
G 43°59’00.301”N, -115°33’00.066”W
H 43°59’00.301”N, -115°32’55.403”W
Driving Directions: The claim is located 24 miles outside the historic town of Idaho City. From Boise, travel north on HWY 21, approximately 18.1 miles past Idaho City to the Jackson Peak Lookout turnout (Edna Creek Campground is at this junction). Head east on Crooked River Road (NF 384) for approximately 4 miles. Turn left and head north on Banner Creek Road (NF 312) for approximately 2 miles to the claim. If you reach the Banner Mine you have gone too far. Signage is posted clearly identifying the claim along the roadside.
Specific Claim Info: Banner Gold 2B is a must for a miner looking for 20 acres to highbank, sluice, pan and metal detect! Located on Banner Creek near Idaho City, this gold mining claim boasts forested surroundings. Banner Gold 2B has TWO huge camping spots right on the claim site. Old-time gold miners left tailings directly downstream of this site; metal detecting would be perfect to help find gold others have missed. Banner Gold 2B is closed to dredging, but gold miners will have plenty to do on the property with non-invasive mining methods. Check out the site and secure your Idaho gold claim today!