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.

Please read our General Claim Info page as it contains information that pertains to all the claims listed in this and other area-specific tabs.

Additional information about mining and claims sales can be found on our FAQs page.

1. Carrie Trommel Trio – $7250 SOLD

Vistas await on Carrie Trommel Trio.

Vistas await on Carrie Trommel Trio.

 

IGM is excited to offer a 60 acre site on Jordan Creek for the serious gold miner looking for a virgin ground to work. While the site is better suited to a full-scale mid to large trommel operation on all 60 acres, offers will be considered on the 20 acre plots individually. Once this offer of a lifetime is gone, don’t expect another like it anytime soon. If you’re in the market for a plot to set up operations, jump on it now!

Driving Directions to entire 60 acres: From Exit 33A in Nampa, head west on Karcher Rd (name changes to SR-55 just outside Nampa). After 16 miles (past Marsing), 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 8.8 miles, then left on South Mountain Rd. After following this for about 7.2 miles, there will be a dirt access road to the left (southeast), which you will turn on. This is the access to the preliminarily reviewed road, intended as part of the NOI.

Proposed road – constructed, tying in to an existing public access road approximately 1750’ northeast of Pleasant Valley Road (aka South Mountain Rd.) located in the NW SW NW of Sec. 33, Twn. 6S, Rng. 5W, B.M., at an elevation of 4741’, GPS coordinates 42°51’34.47”N, -116°56’37.88”W. The new two track road would continue in a northeasterly direction to the SE NE NE of Sec. 28, Twn. 6S, Rng. 5W, B.M., at an elevation of 4545, GPS coordinates 42°52’37.08”N, -116°56’00.89”W.

There is an alternate route off Flint Road. There are two ATV (4 wheeler) trails that extend down into the Jordan Creek drainage (the one to the west overlooks the Carrie mining claims).

Specific Claim Info for entire 60 acres: Originally to be worked by the owner of IGM, this is a one-time opportunity to score an unspoiled area. Thorough testing shows the ground to be practically untouched: no bucket dredges got here during the gold and silver boom. Test pans and value per yard very promising. Depth to bedrock is unknown. A rancher to the west of the claims has dug 20+ feet down and hasn’t hit it yet. A plan for a new road to the claims proposed and being worked on. Perfect for a mid to large scale trommel operation. A lot of the work prepping and planning the area has already been done for you and makes this 60 acre spread unique and rare!

IGM will supply to any buyer the following:

  • All maps, pictures and plans electronically delivered of operational logistics.
  • draft of Preliminary Notice of Intent
  • draft of BLM Mining and Reclamation Plan Worksheet (BLM has a copy of this, but IGM has not requested a formal review)
  • All other paperwork as common to IGM claims (see our FAQs page for more details)

See details on 20 acre plots below. And please don’t hesitate to call or email IGM with any questions about Carrie Trommel Trio!

Carrie 1 – 20 acres (IMC214840)

Topo map for Carrie 1.

Topo map for Carrie 1.

 

Marker                 Degrees, Minutes & Sec

NW Corner         42°52’44.8572”N, -116°56’04.6061”W

NE Corner           42°52’44.8572”N, -116°55’45.6364”W

SE Corner            42°52’38.6510”N, -116°55’45.6364”W

SW Corner          42°52’38.6510”N, -116°56’04.6061”W

 

Carrie 2 – 20 acres (IMC214841)

Topo map for Carrie 2.

Topo map for Carrie 2.

 

Marker                 Degrees, Minutes & Sec

NW Corner         42°52’38.6510”N, -116°56’04.6061”W

NE Corner           42°52’38.6510”N, -116°55’55.9940”W

SE Corner            42°52’25.7811”N, -116°55’55.9940”W

SW Corner          42°52’25.7811”N, -116°56’04.6061”W

 

Carrie 3 – 20 acres (IMC214842)

Topo map of Carrie 3.

Topo map of Carrie 3.

 

Marker                 Degrees, Minutes & Sec

NW Corner         42°52’38.6510”N, -116°56’13.2180”W

NE Corner           42°52’38.6510”N, -116°56’04.6061”W

SE Corner            42°52’25.7811”N, -116°56’04.6061”W

SW Corner          42°52’25.7811”N, -116°56’13.2180”W

*Over 3,000+ feet of Jordan Creek across 60 acres. All plots in Township 6S, Range 5W, Section 28.

 

2. Ruth Marie – $1850

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 215637

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!

*Pictures of the Ruth Marie claim are on the way. Check back soon!

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!

3. DeLamar Gold 4B – $1750  

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!

4. DeLamar Gold 4C – $1500 

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!