Cassia County Idaho

Very many gravel bars and bench deposits along the Snake River are credited with a total production of 22,000 ounces of gold in Cassia County, 1,736 ounces in Jerome County and 133 ounces in Minidoka County. Black Pine Reported by: Clint M. Davis The Black Pine Mountain area in southeastern Cassia County is home to …

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Camas County Idaho

Carrietown Along Little Smoky Creek in Township 2 and 3 North, Range 14 and 15 East you can find some very rich placers. There were numerous mines in Township 4 and 5, Range 13 and 14 that produced lode gold. The town (not on most maps) lies in the east part of the county on …

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Bingham County Idaho

BlackfootAlong the Snake River around Blackfoot the gravel bars and sand produce fine gold. Around 25,000 ounces have been found in this area.

Blaine County Idaho

Many rich silver mines were found in the Boise Basin in 1964, but it wasn’t until 1942 that gold was pursued in this county. The total production through 1959 was 212,638 ounces of gold.Bellevue Bellevue is located in the southwest corner of the county and is in the Wood district. In this area, along the …

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Boise County Idaho

In the Boise Basin, 25 miles northeast of Boise, had some rich placer activity with many old lode mines found shortly after. The placer gravels are still productive today. Between 1863 and today over 3,000,000 ounces of gold has been produced. The main areas are in the Banner Silver Mines, the Deadwood Gulch Placers and …

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Bonneville County Idaho

I have been told that there is very fine gold in the Snake River in Bonneville County Idaho.  Also a good place to look would be northeast of Grays Lake. Bone Southeast of Bone on Mount Pisgah Idaho in the Caribou Range, in T4S R44E, is the location of the Mount Pisgah district. It produced …

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Ada County Idaho

Boise East of Boise 10 miles, near the Elmore County line, is the Black Hornet district. It had a total production of around 22,000 ounces of gold from area lode mines.


A considerable amount of gold has been recovered from placer and lode deposits in Idaho. Idaho gold was first discovered on a sandbar in the Pend Oreille River in 1852. In 1860, Captain E. D. Pierce found gold near the town of Pierce in Clearwater County. Other rich placer deposits soon were being mined in …

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