Crooked River

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 1D – $1,100 – SOLD     

Roadside access to Banner Gold 1D.

Acreage: 15 acres

River footage: 650 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented:unpatented

Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 8E, section 29

Claim serial #: IMC212529

GPS Coordinates:

Marker   Degrees/Minutes  

NW Corner:          44.00032ºN, -115.54374ºW

NE Corner:            44.00032ºN, -115.54113ºW

SE Corner:            44.99759ºN, -115.54113ºW

SW Corner:           44.99759ºN, -115.54374ºW

 

Driving Directions:  From Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to 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 & 1/2miles 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 1D is located on a beautiful and easily-accessible portion of Banner Creek.  Old-timers couldn’t get their bucket dredges into the narrow canyon walls so the creek bed remains virtually untouched and ready to be gold panned!  This Idaho gold claim is also an excellent option for trommel operations and metal detecting; tailings are present from mining operations downstream of this site.  There is a US Forest Service campground just two miles from the site and Idaho City provides provisions just twenty miles away.  Come see what treasures await on Banner Gold 1D!


 

2.  Banner Gold 1E – $900 – SOLD

Curving road and creek on Banner Gold 1E.

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 650 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented:unpatented

Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 8E, section 29

Claim serial #: IMC212530

GPS Coordinates:

Marker   Degrees/Minutes  

NW Corner:          44.00032ºN, -115.54113ºW

NE Corner:            44.00032ºN, -115.53869ºW

SE Corner:            44.99857ºN, -115.53869ºW

SW Corner:           44.99857ºN, -115.54113ºW

 

Driving Directions:  From Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to 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 & 1/2miles 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 1E is located on Banner Creek in the Crooked River area near Idaho City.  This area is famous for its gold and silver.  The 10 acres of Banner Gold 1E allow a recreational miner plenty of room to pan, metal detect and even run a trommel operation with proper permitting.  Tailings on the claim allow for great metal detecting.  There are some estimates that old-time gold miners left up to 20-70% of the gold on the ground, meaning its still there to be found!  Only two miles away is a maintained campground and Idaho City has other provisions.  Check out Banner Creek 1E today!

 

3.  Banner Gold 1F – $900 – SOLD

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 675 feet

The forested banks on Banner Gold 1F.

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented:unpatented

Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 8E, section 29

Claim serial #: IMC212530

GPS Coordinates:

Marker   Degrees/Minutes  

NW Corner:          44.00213ºN, -115.53998ºW

NE Corner:            44.00213ºN, -115.53754ºW

SE Corner:            44.00032ºN, -115.53754ºW

SW Corner:           44.00032ºN, -115.53998ºW

 

Driving Directions:  From Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to 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 3 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 1F is on Banner Creek, a stream that runs year round.  Perfect for gold panning, gold metal detecting and possible trommel operations, Banner Gold 1F’s ten acres will keep a recreational miner busy all summer.  Camping is just two miles away and Idaho City provides services twenty miles away.  Idaho Gold Mining has tested the site and found gold in the creek beds, in the flat open draw and on the benches on the side of the river.  Test out Banner Gold 1F and see if gold riches await!

 

Banner Creek runs open and wild on Banner Gold 2.

4.  Banner Gold 2 – $900 – SOLD

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 750 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented:unpatented

Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 8E, section 31 & 32

Claim serial #: IMC212528

GPS Coordinates:

Marker   Degrees/Minutes  

NW Corner            43°58’52.712”N, -115°33’0.066”W

NE Corner              43°58’52.712”N, -115°32’50.837”W

SE Corner              43°58’46.229”N, -115°32’50.837”W

SW Corner            43°58’46.229”N, -115°33’0.066”W

 

Driving Directions:  From Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to 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 2 is a prime gold mining claim, ready to be worked.  Boasting a large length of river and ten acres of land, a gold miner could find plenty to work on Banner Gold 2.  Good road access allows for trailers and motor homes to access the claim.  There is camping two miles away with services in Idaho City, twenty miles away. Banner Creek runs year-round, allowing for work to be done in any season.  Whether it’s panning, metal detecting or even a dry operation, Banner Gold 2 is a great gold mining option nestled in the mountains of the Boise Basin.  There’s a reason the area is famous for gold!  Come see for yourself.

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