Idaho Panhandle National Forests  Emerald Creek Garnet Area

The Emerald Creek Garnet Area is CURRENTLY CLOSED
There are only two places in the world you can find Star Garnets – India and right here on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests! The garnets found here are called “star garnets” because of a unique property that causes some of them to display a reflection like a four or six pointed star. India is the only other place in the world where star garnets like these are found in any quantity.
The 12-sided (dodecahedron) crystals found here range in size from sand particles to golf-ball or larger size. Gem quality faceting material is also found at the Garnet Area.
The Forest Service has developed the Garnet Area as a place where the public may collect these unique gems in a safe and environmentally friendly way. In the past, people would dig in the stream bed in search of the garnets. Now, due to concerns for water quality, aquatic habitat, and public safety, the Forest Service provides a stockpile of garnet bearing gravels from which people can gather material to run through one of two sluice boxes in search of garnets.
Source: Idaho Panhandle National Forests – Emerald Creek Garnet Area

Forgotten Patriot Idaho ID

Forgotten Patriot Idaho ID

The alteration of stream channels by using recreational mining equipment in a stream is regulated in Idaho by the Stream Channel Protection Act. Recreational mining equipment can be any implement that is used to dig, scrape, dredge, or otherwise move stream bed materials from below the mean high watermark in search of minerals.

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BREAD & BUTTER Lemhi, ID

BREAD & BUTTER is a 80-acre active mining claim in Lemhi, Idaho owned by Mike MillerJoshua Miller, and Bernice Miller. It is a placer claim with a $620 maintenance fee. Placer claims encompass any mining claim that is not a lode claim. These are commonly bedded or layered deposits. The maximum size of a placer claim is 20 acres per locator—with a maximum of 160 acres.
Ownership and use of this claim is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management’s Salmon Field Office under the serial number IMC202905. The last action for this claim occurred on August 8, 2018. Information on the claim was last updated on March 28, 2019.
Source: ‘BREAD & BUTTER’ | 80 acre Placer Claim in Lemhi, ID | Mike Miller et al. | located in 2010 | IMC202905 | The Diggings™

His & His #1 & #2 Boise ID

HIS & HIS #1 & #2  BOISE, ID

IDAHO Regualtaions

The alteration of stream channels by using recreational mining equipment in a stream is regulated in Idaho by the Stream Channel Protection Act.

Recreational mining equipment can be any implement that is used to dig, scrape, dredge, or otherwise move stream bed materials from below the mean high watermark in search of minerals.

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