The Rocky Bar area is rich with mining history and geological reports, which can easily be googled online. There are many tributaries and drainages which feed off this area, which cross some of the old mines and existing patented mines. In the notes to the mining claims, I have written in, whether the claims have existing camping areas on the claim, as well as the length and name of drainage which the claim is located on. I should also mention that these aren’t “all” of the mining claims I have in this area, so if you are interested in Bear Creek specifically and looking for consecutive mining claims, I do have some other claims along that tributary not shown. I can also offer reduced prices for bundling a couple claims together.
Additional information, such as historic data for Rocky Bar, geological reports for the area, show me the gold pics and data, see “Rocky Bar”.
- Acreage: 20 acre unpatented placer claim
- River footage: 950’ of Bear Creek
- Location: Elmore County, Township 4N, Range 10E, Sec. 17, NE ¼
- Mining claim serial #: IMC231963
Map to Claim
Marker Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
NW 43°41’12.3720”N, -115°17’03.1920”W
NE 43°41’12.3720”N, -115°16’54.3720”W
SE 43°41’00.0960”N, -115°16’54.3720”W
SW 43°41’00.0960”N, -115°17’03.1920”W
NW 43.68677’N, -115.28422’W
NE 43.68677’N, -115.28177’W
SE 43.68336’N, -115.28177’W
SW 43.68336’N, -115.28422’W
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Driving Directions (All claims)
** This claim is located about 0.4 of a mile (on NF 156) before getting to Rocky Bar
To locate these claims, it is pavement for all but the last 8 to 9 miles, with well graded roads to access the claims.
Driving Directions from Mountain Home to Rocky Bar: Take HWY 20 (from I-84 Exit 95), north out of Mountain Home for 31.5 miles. Turn left (north) onto NF 61 (AKA Pine-Featherville Rd, signs for Anderson Ranch) and stay on this road for 28.6 miles. I will note that in Pine at the T looking intersection (at 18 miles), the main road (without stop sign), veers to the right by the Pine diner…so just stay on the main road. As you enter the original older town of Featherville (at approximately 28.6 miles from HWY 20), you will make a left (north) onto the well graded dirt road NF 156 (sign for Rocky Bar). You will continue on this for approximately 7.7 miles, until you reach the small ghost mining town of Rocky Bar. At Rocky Bar is a T intersection, where you can either continue forward in NF 156 along Bear Cr. or turn right (north) onto NF 126 (road to Atlanta). ** From Rocky Bar, additional notes will be written below the mining claim description, for access going from Rocky Bar to the claim. Signs have been placed along the roads marking out the boundaries (north/south or east/west edges) along the road.
I would also note: HWY 20 can also be reached heading north on HWY 75 (from I-84) out of Twin Falls, junction is close to Magic Reservoir or on HWY 45 (from I-84) out of Wendell if you are coming from southeast Idaho area.