Alice Winters is a very unique mining claim located just a couple miles outside of the historic gold mining town of Idaho City and in the Mores Creek drainage (but not “on” Mores Creek itself). I am often asked if I have any more dry-washing style mining claims, and this site is targeted for that particular use. However in the springtime it would make great high-banking opportunities, as there is one decent sized seasonal drainage called Walla Walla on the claim, but this is dry in late summer. There is public access to Mores Creek which is 400’ from the claim, so pumping water up (for high-banking or potentially larger operations) is also an option. These high benches along Mores Creek had lots of pay material extending high up the hillsides, and while you can see some old workings across the mining claim, areas of undisturbed virgin ground can also be found.
- Acreage: 37 acre unpatented placer claim - Camping areas on claim or several large sites abutting claim off HWY 21
- River footage: 1350’ seasonal Walla Walla Gulch
- Location: Boise County, Township 6N, Range 6E, Sec. 30, NE ¼
- Mining claim serial #: ID106320387
Map to Claim
NW 43°50’12.0480”N, -115°47’41.3880”W
NE 43°50’12.0480”N, -115°47’13.2360”W
SSE off HWY21 43°49’57.7200”N, -115°47’33.1800”W
SW 43°49’57.7200”N, -115°47’41.3880”W
NW 43.83668°N, -115.79483°W
NE 43.83668°N, -115.78701°W
SSE off HWY21 43.83270°N, -115.79255°W
SW 43.83270°N, -115.79483°W
Show me the Gold
These below samples were collected “on” the Alice Winters mining claim from just a days worth of dry-washing. As you may notice, it is larger chunkier gold and this is mainly due to the dry-wash unit’s limitation to capture the super fine gold.
Driving Directions: The claim is located 2.3 miles outside the historic town of Idaho City (about 36 miles from Boise). Driving directions to the claim: from I-84 in Boise, travel north on HWY 21 to approximately 2.3 miles past Idaho City which is approximately 500 feet past the Granite Creek junction, with the mining claim positioned on the northwest (left side of HWY 21). You can also access the central part of the claim through NF 314C road.