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 E – $1500  

Jordan Creek, Idaho

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.

 

2. Gold Galore F – $1750

Acreage:10 acres

Jordan Creek Idaho river

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.