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. Crooked Riv Gold – $2250

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Gold from Crooked River on Crooked Riv Gold.

Acreage: 20 acres

River footage: 1350 feet of Crooked River

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Valley County, township 7N, range 7E, section 01 SE corner

Claim serial #: IMC 215626

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                   Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

NW Corner            43°58’13.8252″N, -115°34’36.3324″W

NE Corner              43°58’13.8252″N, -115°34’18.2568″W

SE Corner              43°58’06.4226″N, -115°34’18.2568″W

SW Corner            43°58’06.4226″N, -115°34’36.3324″W

Driving Directions: Vehicle access to the claim is via a hard-pack dirt road which you can drive virtually up to the riverside. I’ve seen cars access the area as it is a maintained forest service road. The claim is located 22 miles outside the historic town of Idaho City. Driving directions to the claim: 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 4.7 miles to the claim. If you reach the US Forestry Service campground at Willow Creek you have gone too far. Signage is posted clearly identifying the claim along the roadside.

Specific Claim Info: What more could you want in an Idaho gold mining claim? Crooked Riv Gold provides twenty acres to set up shop. More than a thousand plus feet of waterway to tap. Wide, flat access to the claim allows you to set up your equipment AND camp right on the claim. Bring a metal detector to go through the rocks on the bank. Get ready to hit it big this summer with Crooked Riv Gold!

2. Gold Streak B – $850 SALE PENDING

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Little ripples on Gold Streak B!

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 425 feet of Crooked River

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Valley County, township 7N, range 7E, section 01 SE corner

Claim serial #: IMC 215633

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                   Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

NW Corner            43°58’06.4226″N, -115°34’09.1416″W

NE Corner              43°58’06.4226″N, -115°34’00.0264″W

SE Corner              43°58’00.4020″N, -115°34’00.0264″W

SW Corner            43°58’00.4020″N, -115°34’09.1416″W

Driving Directions: Vehicle access to the claim is via a hard-pack dirt road which you can drive virtually up to the riverside. I’ve seen cars access the area as it is a maintained forest service road. The claim is located 22 miles outside the historic town of Idaho City. Driving directions to the claim: 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 5 miles to the claim. If you reach the US Forestry Service campground at Willow Creek you have gone too far. Signage is posted clearly identifying the claim along the roadside.

Specific Claim Info: Gold Streak B presents a unique opportunity to get into an IGM gold claim for a steal of a price! Ten acres and plenty of waterway will keep you busy most of the summer. Secluded, forested, easy to access with camping close by, consider Gold Streak B for your next mining adventure!

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