Jordan Creek

Flowing between Idaho and Oregon, Jordan Creek cuts a swath through Owyhee County and into Jordan Valley.  Named after the man that first discovered gold along the waterway in 1863, this expanse in the Owyhee mountains of Idaho is still popular for modern-day miners.  Running nearly 100-miles-long, this tributary of the Owyhee River welcomed some of the first men with gold fever to south-western Idaho.  For more historical mining information about Owyhee County and nearby Silver City, please check here.

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1. Bob’s OPM – $2950 SOLD

Ripples on Jordan Creek flow across Bob's OPM.

Ripples on Jordan Creek flow across Bob’s OPM.

Acreage:19.89 acres

River footage: 750+ feet of Jordan Creek AND 600 feet of drainage from DeLamar and Garfield mines

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Owyhee County, township 5S, range 4W, section 5 NW corner

Claim serial #: IMC 214602

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                                 Latitude & Longitude                                    

NW Corner                         43.02471°N,-116.84677°W

NE Corner                           43.02471°N,-116.84197°W

SE Corner                            43.02290°N,-116.84197°W

SW Corner                          43.02290°N,-116.84677°W

Driving Directions: From Exit 33A in Nampa, head west on Karcher Rd (name changes to SR-55 just outside Nampa). After 16 miles, turn left (south) on US 95. You will stay on US 95 for approximately 44 miles till you reach Jordan Valley. US 95 takes an abrupt turn west in the center of town, at this turn you will turn left (east) on Yturri Blvd (name changes to Pleasant Valley Rd just outside Jordan Valley). Stay on this road for 3 miles, then left on Long Ridge Road. After following this for 14 miles, there will be a dirt access road to the left (north), which you will turn left on before the bridge (over the bridge will have a “dead end” sign which goes up to the DeLamar mine). Take this for approximately a 1/2 mile to the mining claim. The claim is posted clearly identifying the claim along the roadside.

Specific Claim Info: Bob’s OPM presents a wonderful opportunity to nab a Jordan Creek claim that promises more than just one drainage on the property. Over 1300 feet of water await for a full-on mining operation. The claim is secluded enough for you to operate how you see fit and enjoy your gold mining work in the picturesque Owhyee Mountains. Services available in Jordan Valley. Check out Bob’s OPM today and see if it fits your gold mining dreams!

2. Jordan Gold Rush – $1850 SOLD

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Shot of Jordan Gold Rush mining claim.

Acreage:10 acres

River footage: 400 feet of Jordan Creek

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Owyhee County, township 6S, range 5W, section 27

Claim serial #: IMC 215635

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                 Degrees Minutes Seconds

NW Corner         42°52’38.485″N, -116°54’45.155″W

NE Corner           42°52’38.485″N, -116°54’35.723″W

SE Corner            42°52’31.656″N, -116°54’35.723″W

SW Corner          42°52’31.656″N, -116°54’45.155″W

Flint Road Access

At Flint Road      42°53’16.14″N, -116°54’25.33″W

Ridgetop             42°52’55.16”N, -116°54’43.25″W

Driving Directions: From Exit 33A in Nampa, head west on Karcher Rd (name changes to SR-55 just outside Nampa). After 16 miles, turn left (south) on US 95. You will stay on US 95 for approximately 44 miles till you reach Jordan Valley. US 95 takes an abrupt turn west in the center of town, at this turn you will turn left (east) on Yturri Blvd (name changes to Pleasant Valley Rd just outside Jordan Valley). Stay on this road for about 6 miles, then left on Flint Rd. After following this for 5 miles, there will be a dirt access road to the right (south west), which you will turn on. Off road vehicle is needed from here. Take this for little more than a half mile, then turn left (south). You will stay on this 4 WD road for about 1 & ½ miles, where you will go through the gate (the last ¾ of a mile will follow this fence). Once past the gate you will stay on the right (west) side of the ridgeline (4Wheel trail is faded), as you drop down into Jordan Creek, you will see the prominent 4wheeler trail again  until you reach the bottom of overlooking Jordan Creek. The claim is 1350’ upstream.

Specific Claim Info: Don’t miss an opportunity to secure a claim on one of IDWR’s list of dredgeable rivers! Ten acres await for a summer of mining finds. Plenty of room allows for setting up equipment and the seclusion of the claim keeps away prying eyes. Let us know if you’d like to check out Jordan Gold Rush today, because soon, it’ll be gone!