The McCall area is one of Idaho’s most beloved resort/recreation locations. Payette Lake, skiing, hiking, boating and hot springs supply plenty of opportunities for fun when you aren’t working your gold claim. The Secesh River placers were discovered around 1863. Miller’s Camp had about fifty miners working to pull out gold, a small number compared to the rush around Idaho City. Historical estimates are around $500,000 worth of gold being pulled from Ruby Meadows (site of Miller’s Camp), Burgdorf, the Golden Rule and Secesh Meadows. That’s around $32.5 MILLION in current market values! While the upper end of the Secesh River, through the Secesh Meadows (Burgdorf through Warren) was worked extensively in these early operations, downstream the Secesh River flows through a narrower steep mountain pass for many miles, before opening up again in the area of IGM claims. This lower end is virtually untouched from those previous workings, yet with high yields of chunky gold. IGM is pleased and proud to offer claims in this little-worked, rich Secesh River area.
It’s always about the gold, right? Want to know what to expect from these sites? These pictures are of gold collected during sampling of the Secesh River mining claims!