Rabbit Creek is an easy drive, about 12 miles outside the historic gold mining town of Idaho City. Located off the well maintained NF 327, I have accessed these mining claims (more claims to follow) in a 2WD car. Rabbit Creek has ample water for all kinds of possibilities. There are some old workings on the wide flats upstream of the claim, showing even older evidence of how rich those values were worth pursuing, from deposits in this stream. Along this Rabbit Gold claim however, there aren’t the stacked rocks and tailings like you would typically see, from an area being “bucket dredged” or “gut punched”…but with the equipment we have today, lots of working area and potential all throughout this claim. I would also point out and as listed below, that this claim also encompasses over 1,000 feet of the SF of Rabbit Creek, which is ALSO a gold bearing tributary, which is off the beaten path from NF 327, yet has a flat old abandoned road for accessing this portion all the way south through the claim. Idaho City has full services, which again is only about a 20 to 30 minute drive from these claims. There are existing mining claims that encompass all up & down Rabbit Creek (abutting these claims to the east & west), and from the pictures illustrated in “Show me the Gold” (see below) & reports on the placers from the geological reports, it’s easy to understand how rich the prospects and potential is in here.
- Acreage: 20 acre unpatented placer claim
- River footage: 600’ Rabbit Creek + 1,050 SF Rabbit Cr.
- Location: Boise County, Township 6N, Range 7E, Sec.32, NW & SW ¼s
- Mining claim serial #: ID105295547
Map to Claim
Marker Latitude & Longitude
NW 43.81614’N, -115.66286’W
NE 43.81614’N, -115.66029’W
SE 43.81276’N, -115.66029’W
SW 43.81276’N, -115.66286’W
Marker Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
NW 43°48’58.1040″N, -115°39’46.2960″W
NE 43°48’58.1040″N, -115°39’37.0440″W
SE 43°48’45.9360″N, -115°39’37.0440″W
SW 43°48’45.9360″N, -115°39’46.2960″W
Driving Directions from Boise: Take HWY 21 north out of Boise towards Idaho City (35 miles), turning right on Granite Creek Road / NF 327 (about a mile past Idaho City). You will stay on NF 327 (which eventually turns into Rabbit Creek Road), this claims starts at about 11.9 miles. The claims are marked on the side boundaries (north & east edges) along the road (on the creek side), as well as all of the corner markers.
Show Me The Gold