If you've been paying attention to the news in Idaho lately, there's been a lot of chatter regarding the "New Gold Rush" in the western United States due to expected heavy winter runoff from snow and rain. Don't forget, in southern Idaho, there's a great deal of documented gold and valuables left by bandits and rightful owners in the 1800s that has still remained unfound as well.

This summer could be one of the most lucrative for novice treasure hunters in southern Idaho. The waters that rush down from Idaho mountains following heavy snowfall over the next few months is expected to jar a good amount of gold loose from watery graves throughout the region.

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The summer of 2023 has been dubbed the New Gold Rush by western rockhounds and gem shop owners, and not just in states like California but throughout the northwestern U.S. Idaho's Cassia County is one region that's on the radar for being a potential hotspot for buried treasure, and Deep Creek might be a place to unearth a small fortune of valuables worth an estimated $20,000 back in the 1880s, which could mean it would be worth a great deal more in today's market.

This location, which is roughly 110 miles east of Twin Falls, along with the story of the hidden gold was also mentioned on a treasure-seeking website. Cassia County is also home to Goose Creek, a Snake River tributary that could be a source of gold from winter runoff.

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