Murray, Idaho: Bedroom Goldmine Bar

Miner Chris Christopherson, convinced that he was literally sleeping on a gold mine, dug down from his bedroom 30 ft. in 1967. Now you can drink while admiring the hole.

Bedroom Goldmine

Address:
6276 Prichard Creek Rd, Murray, ID
Directions:
Take Thompson Pass Rd or Prichard Creek Rd to Murray.
Hours:
Thompson Pass Rd is closed in winter. (Call to verify)
Phone:
208-682-4394
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Bedroom Goldmine Bar

When old Chris wanted a gold mine and didn't have any "diggings," he went and filed on the spare bedroom of his house in the famous mining district of Murray Idaho. He was still digging in his "workings" last I heard in beautiful downtown Murray, home of the Sprag Pole Museum.

[Lori Johnson, 11/01/2005]

Miner Chris Christopherson last worked the "claim" under his bedroom in 1991 when he was 80 years old. He started digging in 1967, eventually creating a damp 36-ft. shaft under the building. Someone named Old Man Hinkle had convinced him there was gold under the place. He actually pulled out some gold in its heyday.

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