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

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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.

 

2.  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.

3. Gold Galore E – $1500  

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Winter view of Gold Galore E.

Acreage:10 acres

River footage: 350 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

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

Segregation of claim serial #: IMC203529

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                   Degrees & Minutes

NW Corner            42°52’35.417”N, -116°55’20.288”W

NE Corner              42°52’35.417”N, -116°55’02.820”W

SE Corner              42°52’32.183”N,-116°55’02.820”W

SW Corner            42°52’32.183”N, -116°55’20.288”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 take a 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 E is situated on the very metal-rich Jordan Creek of Owyhee County. The ten acre mining claim is secluded; Idaho Gold Mining recommends using an ATV to access the claim. However, if you’re looking for a claim away from other miners or recreational campers or prying eyes, Gold Galore E is a great fit.  There are also tailings on the property, great for metal detecting.  Gold Galore E is adjacent to Gold Galore F and both sites would be perfect for a miner looking to set up shop for the season on twenty acres of ground to mine. Full services are available about twenty miles away in Jordan Valley.

 

4. Gold Galore F – $1750

Acreage:10 acres

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Jordan Creek awaits your dredge on Gold Galore F!

River footage: 750 feet

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

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

Segregation of claim serial #: IMC203529

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                   Degrees & Minutes

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

NE Corner              42°52’38.651”N, -116°55’02.820”W

SE Corner              42°52’35.417”N, -116°55’02.820”W

SW Corner            42°52’35.417”N, -116°55’20.288”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 about 6 miles, then take a 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.  An off-road vehicle is needed from here.  Take this for a 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 the road 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 F is a secluded claim in Owyhee County.  It’s accessible through public lands but this claim is best suited to a physically fit and determined miner who enjoys privacy and working away from prying eyes.  We encourage all prospective buyers to visit this claim before purchasing to make sure it suits their needs.  Near Silver City, this claim is fed by countless mines located in these locations: War Eagle Mountain, Florida Mountain Range, Flint mining district, Silver City Mountain Range, De Lamar open pit mines and South Mountain mines.  Gold Galore F is located on the highly desirable Jordan Creek and Gold Galore E is an available, adjacent claim if you desire more land and water to work.  Snatch this site up today and guarantee you have a place to put your pan in the water this summer.  In addition to the richness of Jordan Creek, Gold Galore F has plenty of dry acreage, perfect for metal detecting or dry operations.