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.  Gold Galore D – $1250 SOLD

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A view of Jordan Creek on Gold Galore D.

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 700+ feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

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

Segregation of Claim serial #:  IMC 203529

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                   Degrees & Minutes

NW Corner            42°52’38.651”N, -116°55’29.736”W

NE Corner              42°52’38.651”N, -116°55’20.288”W

SE Corner              42°52’32.183”N,-116°55’20.288”W

SW Corner            42°52’32.183”N, -116°55’29.736”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 2 miles, or until you reach the bottom of overlooking the farmland. Stay on the north side of the fence, and follow Jordan Creek up to the mining claim.

Specific Claim Info: Gold Galore D is ten acres of gold and silver heaven!  Come spend the autumn working the claim with pans, metal detectors and even dry operation equipment if you have the right permits.  This gold mining claim is perfect for a miner looking for a secluded claim where there aren’t any onlookers checking out their finds or operation.  If you’re a gold miner who likes to work in peace, this would be the area for you.  Located in the famous Silver City area of Idaho, Gold Galore D is a slice of history that might supplement your income.

 

2. DeLamar Gold 2 – $1750 PRICE REDUCED! $1500  

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Jordan Creek on DeLamar Gold 2.

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 400

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/Patented:  unpatented

Location:  Owyhee County, township 4S, range 4W, section 31

Claim Serial #:  IMC 212516

GPS Coordinates:  

Marker             Degrees Minutes                                  Degrees Minutes Seconds

NW Corner         43°01.702’N, -116°51.222’W                      43°01’42.096″N,

-116°51’13.32″W

NE Corner           43°01.702’N, -116°51.063’W                     43°01’42.096″N,

-116°51’03.78″W

SE Corner            43°01.595’N, -116°51.063’W                     43°01’35.700″N,

-116°51’03.78″W

SW Corner          43°01.595’N, -116°51.222’W                      43°01’35.700″N,

-116°51’13.32″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, you will reach the area where there is a dirt access road to the left (north), and a bridge (with a “dead end” sign) straight forward, the mining claim is about 300 feet to the north on the dirt access road (not across the bridge). I have posted signage stating “DeLamar Gold 2” on both sides of the claim to clearly identify the site at the roadside.

Specific Claim Info:  Delamar Gold 2 is a perfect gold mining claim if you are looking for a site near historic Silver City.  Located in the famous War Eagle Mountain gold mining district, there are still plenty of riches to be had in the Owyhees!  Bring your pans, your high-banks, and your dry equipment to work this unique site.

 

3.  Jordan’s Keystone – $1500 

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Rocky splendor of Jordan’s Keystone.

Acreage: 15 acres

River footage: 1000+ feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Owyhee County, township 6S, range 5W, section 26

Claim serial #: IMC212519

 

GPS Coordinates:

Marker            Degrees & Minutes   

NW Corner            42°52’ 19.139”N, -116°53’ 55.20”W

NE Corner              42°52’ 19.139”N, -116°53’42.66” W

SE Corner              42°52’ 12.295”N, -116°53’42.66” W

SW Corner            42°52’ 12.295”N, -116°53’ 55.20”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 until 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 7.5 miles, then left on South Mountain Rd.  After following this for 6.1 miles, there will be a dirt access road to the left (southeast), which you will turn on.  Take this for approximately 3.5 miles.  The mining claim is located down the ravine and downstream approximately ¼ of a mile.

Specific claim info:  Jordan’s Keystone is located on Jordan Creek in Owyhee County, downstream of the famous ghost town of Silver City.  Jordan Creek has a rich history of gold mining.  Fed by lodes in War Eagle Mountain, DeLamar Open Pit Mines, Flint Mining District, Florida Mountains and other gold veins, Jordan Creek remains a high gold-producing river system.  This area is well-known for its gold and silver production, with mine shaft assay values around $4000 to $5000 per ton when gold was only $35 an ounce!  Jordan’s Keystone is a secluded claim; Idaho Gold Mining recommends 4-wheelers and a buyer in good physical condition to get back into the claim.  The claim is accessible through public lands and is perfect for someone that likes to mine for gold in privacy.