- Acreage: 20
- River footage: 1400 feet of Sinker Creek
- Placer/lode: Placer
- Unpatented/patented: unpatented
- Location: Owyhee County, Township 4S, Range 3W, Section 35 SE 1/4
- Mining claim serial #: 216109
Map to Claim
NW 43°1’39.7164”N, -116°39’33.4836”W
NE 43°1’39.7164”N, -116°39’15.7572”W
SE 43°1’33.2112”N, -116°39’15.7572”W
SW 43°1’33.2112”N, -116°39’33.4836”W
NW 43.0276990°N, -116.6593010°W
NE 43.0276990°N, -116.6543770°W
SE 43.0258920°N, -116.6543770°W
SW 43.0258920°N, -116.6593010°W
Aerial & Topo Images
Driving Directions: From Nampa, travel south on HWY 45 approximately 14 miles to the HWY 78 junction (road will naturally head east on HWY 78), to approximately 14.5 miles past Murphy to the Silver City turnout, head southwest on the Silver City Road for approximately 13.5 miles. There is a Sinker Tunnel public access road to the left (south) which you will take for approximately 1/2 mile. You will reach a 4 way junction, south (straight which is gated) would take you to Sinker Tunnel Mine, to the west (right) takes you up to War Eagle Mountain, and to the east (left) alternate trail that you can access to the claim.
Option 1: Head through gate (can provide combination), staying on this road for approximately 2 miles, which also passes the Sinker Tunnel site. As you head downhill and approach South Fork of Sinker Creek, there is a road to the left, which you will turn on, which will follow Sinker Creek for approximately ½ mile. You can park at the large flat opening. From this point, you would travel by foot or ATV along the trail that crosses Sinker Creek, and follows the creek, it’s approximately a ½ mile to the claim on this trail.
Option 2: There is a large pullout/campground on the ridge top area to the left, where you will need to park your truck. From this location there is a ATV road that at the end of the pullout/campground, you will travel on this for approximately 2.5 miles to the claim. There are only two major Ys (two creeks come together), at the first is where you can pull a truck to, and you will see old workings from someone else’s site, the second father down, the ATV road only crosses the creek at the Y (which is about 700’ past the claim).