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Eagle City was the site of the first gold rush to the Coeur d’Alene’s and still holds the imagination of those who visit.

The park promotes the hobby of recreational gold prospecting / mining and is the home base of the Northwest Gold Prospectors Association.

Besides its great gold production, the area has also had large deposits of lead, silver and zinc reported.

Mining activity is minor in the area at this time, but the placers are occasionally worked. Joe District, there are many area mines in the Shoshone part of the district.

They are now combined as one of the worlds largest lead and silver producers, but they also produce a by product of gold.

The Mammoth Mine, Tiger Mine, Morning Mine, Poorman Mine and Granite Mine were major lode producers.

The mineralized area can be best located from the town of Wallace.Most were lode mines that produced a by product of gold. Joe River, in T45N R3, 4 and 9E, many area mines produced lode gold.Eagle City Park is a 35 acre privately owned recreational gold prospecting/mining park located in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest at the old townsite of Eagle City in North Idaho.Murray was the original county seat and is now nearly a ghost town.The area right in town, lately especially behind Kris Krisofferson’s Tavern, in the surface soil, you can find nuggets to 10 ounces.

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