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Minerals Leasing


The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to administer the leasing of minerals on approximately three million acres of land, as well as the beds of navigable waters which were granted to the state in trust at statehood in 1890. This mineral ownership does not include lands held by the Idaho Departments of Fish and Game, Parks and Recreation, Transportation or other state agencies. However, if other agencies allow their lands to be leased for minerals then IDL will issue and administer the leases.

The IDL leases minerals to generate revenue for the owning endowment fund, such as public schools, or for the general fund when public trust lands are involved. Leases are issued for metals and other mineral commodities, oil and gas and geothermal resources on both land and navigable waters.

Any individual, company or governmental agency that desires to mine minerals owned by the state must obtain a mineral lease from IDL.

Supervisory Area Contacts

ContactNumberAreaLocation
Chris Tretter208-877-1121 PonderosaDeary
Derek Kraft208-334-3488SouthwestBoise
Meribeth Lomkin208-324-2561Eastern
Jerome
Rick Arcano208-245-4551St. JoeSt. Maries
Diane Green208-634-7125PayetteMcCall
Gary Billman208-525-7167EasternIdaho Falls
Connor MacMahon208-525-7167EasternIdaho Falls
Ian Bridges208-935-2141Maggie CreekKamiah
Jeremy Brandt 208-769-1577MicaCataldo
Dan Brown 208-443-2516Priest Lake Coolin
Chad Ramsey208-263-5104Pend Oreille Sandpoint

Leasing opportunities

2021 Auctions

Lease Number Registration DeadlineAuction DateCountyTermUseLegal DiscriptionContact
E700044 DocumentsNov 10, 2021 – 5:00pm (MST) November 18, 2021- 1:00pm (MST) Cassia 20 years Metallic 640 acres of T15S- R29E-S36 Meribeth Lomkin

2022 Expiring Leases

New LeaseOld LeaseCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
TBD420003IdahoUp to 20 years
Minerals320 acres of T29N-R08E-S36
Ian Bridges
TBD700019BlaineUp to 20 years
Minerals320 acres of T07N-R14ES-16
Meribeth Lomkin
TBD700020CassiaUp to 20 years
Minerals320 acres of T13S-R25E-S16
Meribeth Lomkin

2023 Expiring Leases

New LeaseOld LeaseCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
TBDE800021Caribou
Up to 20 yearsMinerals40 acres of T07S-R44E-S16
Gary Billman
TBDE09247Benewah
Up to 20 yearsMinerals20 acres of T44N-R1W-S20
Rick Arcano
TBDE410005LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals160 acres of T41N-R01W-S16
Chris Tretter
TBDE410006LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals377.75 acres of T41N-R01E-S18
Chris Tretter
TBDE410007LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals400 acres of T41N-R01E-S17
Chris Tretter
TBDE410008LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals370.8 acres of T40N-R01W-S06,
160 acres of T40N-R01W-S08,
and 53.17 acres of
T40N-R01W-S17
Chris Tretter
TBDE410009LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals80 acres o T40N-R01W-S06,
280 acres of T40N-R01W-S08,
and 269.5 acres of
T40N-01W-S17
Chris Tretter
TBDE410010LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals484.96 acres of T41N-R-01W-S23,
and 40 acres of T41N-R01W-S35,
and 80 acres of T41N -R01W-S36
Chris Tretter
TBDE410011LatahUp to 20 yearsMinerals555.92 acres of T41N-R01W-S27
Chris Tretter
TBDE410012Latah
Up to 20 years
Minerals41.41 acres of T41N-R01W-S24
and 80 acres of T41N-R01W-S36
Chris Tretter
TBDE410013LatahUp to 20 years
Minerals240 acres of T41N-R01W-S2
and 400 acres of
T41N-R01W-S21
Chris Tretter
TBDE410014Latah
Up to 20 years
Minerals413.78 acres of T41N-R01W-S16
and 161.35 acres of
T41N-R01W-S24
Chris Tretter

TBDE410015Latah
Up to 20 years
Minerals480 acres of T41N-R01W-S22

Chris Tretter

TBDE420004Idaho
Up to 20 years
Minerals640 acres of T29N-R08E-S16

Ian Bridges
TBDE500012IdahoUp to 20 yearsMinerals39 acres of T24N-R01E-S28
Diane Green
TBDE600034Elmore
Up to 20 yearsMinerals235 acres of T03S-R06E-S16
Derek Kraft
TBDE600038BoiseUp to 20 yearsMinerals84 acres of T05N-R04E-S36
and 46 acres of T05N-R04E-S35
Derek Kraft
TBDE700022Cassia
Up to 20 yearsMinerals640 acres of T12S-R25E-S36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700024Cassia
Up to 20 yearsMinerals640 acres of T13S-R22E-S36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE800005Bear Lake
Up to 20 yearsMinerals400 acres of T14S-R43E-S16
Gary Billman
TBDE800006Bear Lake
Up to 20 yearsMinerals280 acres of T14S-R43E-S22
Gary Billman
TBDE800024Caribou
Up to 20 yearsMinerals360 acres of T08S-R44E-S16
Gary Billman
TBDE800026Bear Lake
Up to 20 yearsMinerals200 acres of T14S-R43E-S15
Gary Billman

2024 Expiring Leases

New LeaseOld LeaseCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
TBDE200004Bonner
Up to 20 years
Minerals45 acres of T54N, R04W,
Section 16
Chad Ramsey
TBDE300011Clearwater
Up to 20 years
Minerals120 acres of T41N, R05 E,
Section 6
Rick Arcano
TBDE500015Washington
Up to 20 years
Minerals280 acres of T17N, R05W,
Section 36 and 40 acres of T17N,
R05W, Section 35
Diane Green

TBDE700017Twin Falls
Up to 20 years
Minerals120 acres of T06S, R12E ,
Section 36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700026Blaine
Up to 20 years
Minerals320 acres T01N, R22E,
Section 36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700027Blaine
Up to 20 years
Minerals160 acres of T01N,
R17E, Section 24
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700030Cassia
Up to 20 years
Minerals80 acres of T16S, R22E,
Section 27 and 240 acres of T16S,
R22E, Section 28
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE800027Caribou
Up to 20 years
Minerals80 acres of T06S, R40E,
Section 21 and 40 acres of T06S,
R40E, Section 20
Gary Billman
TBDE800028Caribou
Up to 20 years
Minerals160 acres of T08S,
R44E, Section 31
Gary Billman
TBDE800029Caribou
Up to 20 years
Minerals40 acres of T08S, R43E,
Section 24 and
119.05 acres of
T08S, R43E, Section 3
Gary Billman
TBDE800030Caribou
Up to 20 yearsMinerals80 acres of T08S, R44E,
Section 30 and 200 acres of T08S,
R44E, Section 31
Gary Billman

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