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. Ruth Marie – $1450 SOLD

Acreage: 20 acres

River footage: 850 feet of Crooked River

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Owyhee County, township 6S, range 4W, section 06

Claim serial #: IMC 216108

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                 Degrees, Minutes & Sec

NW Corner         42°55’36.5448N, –116°5153.7336“W

NE Corner           42°55’36.5448N, –116°5145.4428“W

SE Corner           42°5522.8864N, –116°5145.4428“W

SW Corner         42°5522.8864N, –116°5153.7336“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 10 & 1/2 miles, there will be a dirt access road to the left (north), which you will turn on. Off road vehicle is needed from here. Take this for about three miles, until you reach a Y junction, which you will make a right on. This takes you down into the Jordan Creek drainage, and you will need to stay on the trail which runs alongside the river down to the claim (about 2 &1/2 miles from the Y). There is also an alternate route from the north as illustrated on the maps.

Specific Claim Info: 20 acres on Jordan Creek? How can you resist? A great claim to snag and begin your mining adventures in Idaho or start a new site with the potential to uncover riches on. Bring in your equipment and set up shop if this claim fits your mining needs. Ruth Marie is ready to go for the rest of the season. Grab it before snowfall!

DeLamar Sites are ready to go. It’s your chance to get a piece of Jordan Creek action. IGM is pleased to offer a discount if you want to purchase both DeLamar 4B and 4C. Just $3000 for two fantastic claims. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

2. DeLamar Gold 4B – $1750 SOLD

Jordan Creek flows through DeLamar Gold 4B.

Jordan Creek flows through DeLamar Gold 4B.

Acreage: 7.59 acres

River Frontage: 450’ of Jordan Creek

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Owyhee County, township 5S, range 4W, section 06

Claim serial #: IMC212486

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                Degrees Minutes Seconds

NW Corner        43°01’28.92″N, -116°51’19.62″W

NE Corner         43°01’28.92″N, -116°51’14.34″W

SE Corner          43°01’22.86″N, -116°51’14.34″W

SW Corner         43°01’18.78″N, -116°51’19.62″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 approximately 13.5 miles, you will reach the claim site.  Just a few hundred feet past the claims is a bridge (with a “dead end” sign).  I have posted signage stating “DeLamar Gold 4B” on both sides of the claim to clearly identify the site at the roadside.

**** A second way to access these claims is from Cow Creek, which is a shorter route from HWY 95, but the road is rougher (truck advised).  The claim can also be accessed from the Murphy side, passing by Silver City, although this requires many miles of rough dirt roads, where 4 WD is advised (faster to use HWY95). ****

Specific Claim Info: DeLamar Gold 4B is secluded and waiting to be worked. Miners should be aware of the form the gold takes in Jordan Creek; amalgam of mercury and gold is common, so NEVER toss out those beads of liquid silver!  This claim is part of the historically gold-laden War Eagle Mountain region. An exciting opportunity to snatch up a plot where you can camp, set up shop and get to work uncovering that gold!

3. DeLamar Gold 4C – $1500 SOLD

Good curves on DeLamar Gold 4C.

Good curves on DeLamar Gold 4C.

Acreage: 3.65 acres

River Frontage: 400’ of Jordan Creek

Placer/lode: placer claim

Unpatented/patented: unpatented

Location: Owyhee County, township 5S, range 4W, section 06

Claim serial #: IMC212485

GPS Coordinates:

Marker                Degrees Minutes Seconds

NW Corner          43°01’28.92″N, -116°51’14.34″W

NE Corner           43°01’28.92″N,-116°51’09.12″W

SE Corner            43°01’27.06″N, -116°51’09.12″W

SW Corner           43°01’22.86″N, -116°51’14.34″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 approximately 13.5 miles, you will reach the claim site. Just a few hundred feet past the claims is a bridge (with a “dead end” sign). I have posted signage stating “DeLamar Gold 4C” on both sides of the claim to clearly identify the site at the roadside.

**** A second way to access these claims is from Cow Creek, which is a shorter route from HWY 95, but the road is rougher (truck advised). The claim can also be accessed from the Murphy side, passing by Silver City, although this requires many miles of rough dirt roads, where 4 WD is advised (faster to use HWY95). ****

Specific Claim Info: DeLamar Gold 4C promises more: more isolation, more rugged beauty, more chances of striking it rich. Check out the site and see if it fits your needs. Located in the bountiful Jordan Creek area of the old DeLamar Mine pit territory, you’re sure to come away with something good. There’s still time to secure a claim for mining season. Don’t miss out!

5. DeLamar Gold 2 – $1900

gold mining Idaho

Jordan Creek on DeLamar Gold 2.

Acreage: 10 acres

River footage: 400′ Jordan Creek

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.