Michael Commons "Carriboo Claims"

Claims for sale: whole or part.

Location: Southeastern Idaho
Accessibility: 4-wheel drive, one hour from airport with jet service.
Size: 800 acres contiguous in 5 solely owned claims.
Current Mining Activity: exploratory and recreational.
Other features: roads already present, functioning ditch system for gravity-fed water supply to the claims area.

Michael Commons
E-mail: cariboo2002@msn.com

No, that's not a misspelling of "Carriboo", which was the official spelling in the late 1800's when this area experienced an early mining "boom". Although the boom towns are long gone, the area continues to see strong interest from recreational miners, and may again be commercially minable using modern industrial processes and heavy equipment.

Although located in a remote area of Southeastern Idaho, it is only an hour's drive from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and an airport with jet service. A second airport is only two hours' drive to Idaho Falls.


Caribou Mountain in Southeastern Idaho

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The map below shows the general location in Southeastern Idaho.

An aerial photo of the claims is shown to the right. The approximate claims area is outlined in purple.
The green "X" indicates the location where the photo above was taken.
The yellow line outlines the top of the mountain or as some times called Houts Basin (after a miner). The water for Barnes Creek, which runs through the claims, originates from the bowl or Houts basin. At the bottom of the mountain (or the top of the picture) is the Keenan City site. The road at the top of the picture going east to west is McCoy Creek road.
To the right is a topography map outlining the general boarders of the Commons claims. The claims are titled and numbered (in Idaho) as follows.

  • King High IMC 183410 160 acres
  • Sun Forsure 1 IMC 183411 160 acres
  • Sun Forsure 2 IMC 183412 160 acres
  • Sun Forsure 3 IMC 183413 160 acres
  • Four Aces IMC 183414 160 acres

Below is a map of ditches, roads, cabins, and test holes on the claims. Sections of the ditch have had constant maintenance and the rest can be pen fairly easily. The main point of divergence has water running now. Any mining operation can be totally gravity fed. Barnes Creek road has existed since the 1870's (RS 2477).

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