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.
Crooked River Sites
**Please note, due to the Pioneer Fire burning in the area, access to the claims is on and off. For an update on the Pioneer Fire and what roads and areas are open, please click here. All pictures associated with the claims were taken before the fire. Any signage and markers to indicate the claims will be checked, and if needed, replaced once the fire is under control.
What to see what miner Richard P. has to say about the riches he pulled from his claim near these sites? Click here!
These Crooked River sites are the complete package! Want solitude, a place to stake a tent, or cast a line while you take a break from mining? Then one of these sites is meant for you. Road access close, sometimes right next to the claims. The bucket dredges never got back in these areas and sometimes you can find the odd ruby or platinum nugget in your pan! Take this opportunity to secure a Crooked River claim to work until snowfall or prep for next spring. It’s never too early to strike it rich with the best opportunity to find that gold.