Idaho Gold Mining’s is happy to offer several claims on the Crooked River drainages (Crooked River, Edna Creek, Banner Creek, China Fork, and Beaver Creek) in some historically rich placer deposit area. This area is well known for the glacial activity, where you can even find old mining evidence from some of the high hill tops where some of the gullies were worked. Glaciers virtually blanket large areas, cutting through the rich veins and then redepositing all throughout the surrounding area. You will know that you are into it, when you see what appears to be various size river cobble even high up on the hill tops, and these cobble layers can be several feet thick. The old time miners with limitations on gravity and ditching water, limited themselves to only the gullies to wash, leaving a lot of virgin ground. Although, even in these gullies behind their sluice runs, you can come up with some high concentration of color. So besides having the options to work creekbed & bench material, you can even switch things up and do some dry-washing up on some of these hills for more recovery options. Over the last 15 years we have even had incredible testimonials about clients doing extremely well just using metal detectors on mining claims in this area. There are also several surrounding mines, such as Edna & Banner Mine which were both known for silver & gold But like all areas of the Boise Basin (read more about the mining history of the area here), these creeks are best known for GOLD.
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These Crooked River sites are the complete package! Want solitude, a place to stake a tent, or cast a line while you take a break from mining? Then one of these sites is meant for you. Road access close, sometimes right next to the claims. The bucket dredges never got back in these areas and sometimes you can find the odd ruby or platinum nugget in your pan! Take this opportunity to secure a Crooked River claim to work until snowfall or prep for next spring. It’s never too early to strike it rich with the best opportunity to find that gold.