Grimes Creek

Grimes Creek and its tributaries are some of the most famous “waterways of gold” known in Idaho.  Grimes Creek claims are hard to come by and when miners get their hands on a gold claim around Grimes Creek, they seldom let it go.  The claim(s) below are rare indeed.  For more information about Grimes Creek and the mining history of Idaho City, please read about the Boise Basin here.

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1.  Grimes Gold – $8000 

gold in pan from Grimes Creek

Grimes Creek gold!

Acreage: 20 acres

River footage: 1050 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 6E, section 22

Claim serial #:  IMC 210930

GPS coordinates: 

Marker                                   Degrees/Minutes

A                                             44°00’53.8”N, -115°44’12.1”W

B                                              44°00’53.8”N, -115°44’03.6”W

C                                              44°00’43.8”N, -115°44’03.6”W

D                                             44°00’43.8”N, -115°44’16.4”W

E                                              44°00’50.5”N, -115°44’16.4”W

F                                              44°00’50.5”N, -115°44’12.1”W

Driving directions:  The claim is located 24 miles (13 miles north topographically) outside the historic town of Idaho City.  From Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to Idaho City.  Drive through Idaho City on Main Street (North) and then turn left (West) onto Centreville Road (NF 307).  Stay on Centreville Road (NF 307) for 7.5 miles.  The road name changes to NF 307.  Turn right (North-East) onto Grimes Pass Road (NF 382) and drive 7 miles to Pioneerville.  Then turn right (East) onto NF 380 (Summit Flat Road) and drive 10 miles to the claim.  Signage is posted on trees at the road identifying the claim along the roadside.

Specific claim info:  A rare opportunity to secure a claim on Grimes Creek in the Boise Basin!  Grimes Gold is a secluded gold claim, though not inaccessible.  A hard-pack dirt road leads right up to the gold claim, making it easy to unload mining equipment near the water.  This claim is 2 miles downstream from the historical Mammoth Mine.  Several lodes and adits feed this placer claim; there is no evidence of prior heavy gold mining operations on this site.  Grimes Creek is known as one of the most historically-producing gold areas in all of Idaho.  If you purchase Grimes Gold, not only do you get an outstanding gold claim, you also get a piece of Idaho’s gold mining history!  20 acres of Grimes Creek claim is unheard of nowadays.  Snatch up this claim while there is still time!

 

 

2.  Miner’s Nuggets – $2500

gold mining Idaho

Wide open working area on Miner’s Nuggets.

Acreage: 11.65 acres

River footage: 650 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Boise County, township 8N, range 6E, section 23

Claim serial #:  IMC 210931

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                                   Degrees/Minutes

NW Corner                            44°0’31.823″N, -115°42’51.130″W

NE Corner                              44°0’31.823″N, -115°42’41.462″W

SEE Corner                            44°0’27.082″N, -115°42’41.462″W

SSE Corner                            44°0’24.711″N, -115°42’46.736″W

SW Corner                            44°0’24.711″N, -115°42’51.130″W

Driving Directions: Vehicle access to the claim is via a hard-pack dirt road which you can drive virtually up to the creek side. I’ve seen cars access the area as it is a maintained forest service road. The claim is located 24 miles (13 miles north topographically) outside the historic town of Idaho City. Driving directions to the claim: from Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to Idaho City. Drive through Idaho City on Main Street (North) and then turn left (West) onto Centreville Road (NF 307). Stay on Centreville Road (NF 307) for 7.5 miles. The road name changes to NF 307. Turn right (North-East) onto Grimes Pass Road (NF 382) and drive 7 miles to Pioneerville. Then turn right (East) onto NF 380 (Summit Flat Road) and drive 12 miles to the claim. Signage is posted on trees at the road identifying the claim along the roadside.

Specific Claim Info:  Miner’s Nuggets is a rare opportunity to own a gold mining claim on the famous Grimes Creek.  Over ten acres of placer awaits you!  With road access to the claim, Miner’s Nuggets is easy to get to with a 4-wheel drive vehicle.  The low price on this claim is due to some private property signs posted on public land.  Be assured, the claim sits on PUBLIC LAND.  Whoever put up the signs is breaking the law, but we do not have the time while handling our other claims to pursue the matter.  If you buy Miner’s Nuggets, it is up to you to do the legwork in getting those signs off the public land!  Your work lowers the price on this stunning piece of property!  Also, the assessment fees for 2015 will be included in the sale price of this property.  Miner’s Nuggets won’t last long; bite now to get a portion of Grimes Creek for yourself.

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