Silver City is a well-known ghost town in Idaho. But ages ago it was a thriving mecca for gold and silver miners. The buildings still survive, but what’s more interesting and enticing are the veins of precious metals that still run through the area. With drainages such as Oro Fino Creek and Sinker Creek, fed by the many lode mines of the area, there is still wealth to be found in the Owyhee Mountains. The gold on these placer claims is granular, rough, and the pans are coated with a sheen of silver! Click here to learn more about the historic gold and silver rush around Silver City.