Montana Gold Mines

Montana Mining Claims for Sale

We've been impressed with the gold mines we've found in Montana over the years. Most years we head up to Montana and Colorado as soon as the snow melts, and we make several trips to Montana throughout the summer and into the fall, before the snow flies. This means we will have claims available through the summer and into the early winter months. Rich gold, beautiful mountains, clear streams and plenty of wood to support your mining operations are some of the reasons why Montana gold mines are so highly prized.

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Montana is known as: the Big Sky Country, the Treasure State and the Last Best Place, all of which monikers it readily deserves. Almost all Montana gold mines are located in the western part of the state on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. Montana ranks 8th in total gold production among the western states. Helena, Montana's Capitol, was born during the gold rush of 1864. By the late 1880's, Helena had more millionaires per capita than anywhere in the world. Mining barons built fabulous mansions in what is now known as the Mansion District. Despite the riches at Helena, Montana's mining legacy was built on the great copper mines of Butte Montana. Butte was the greatest mining camp in the world and grew to a frontier metropolis of over 100,000 inhabitants. Today many of the mining-era buildings, homes, and mansions remain in what is undoubtedly the most historically significant location in the mining west. 

As of 1997 159,704 claims had been recorded with the Bureau of Land of Montana since 1975. Of those claims, 21,055 (13%) are still active and occupy 245,869 acres of U.S. public land. Approximately 4,915 abandoned hardrock mines exist in Montana according to the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service estimates.

Current Mining Claims in the Western United States

Arizona

  • Snyder Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tucson, Arizona

    Snyder Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tucson, Arizona

    The Snyder Mines are a very old, and very large complex of mines in the southern section of Arizona. The Snyder is one of those rare sites where native gold and horn silver occur in the same ore bodies in substantial quantities. This equates to a land fall for today's miners. The ores can be easily crushed to extract the free milling gold and break off a little horn silver while you are at it.

California

Colorado

  • Historic Mingo Gold Mine – 20 acre lode & Placer claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic Mingo Gold Mine – 20 acre lode & Placer claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    The Mingo is a lost treasure; likely worked prior to 1890 and then forgotten. The mine has been cut following the highest grade gold and quartz vein. There are other veins showing good ores that have scarcely been touched. There is also a high grade pile outside the mine. A placer claim covers the water that runs down the center of the claim, with fleck gold visible in the water.

    $32,000.00
  • Historic Willow Creek Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic Willow Creek Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison County, Colorado

    The Willow Creek Mine is a mystery that is waiting for more exploration. The surveyors reported massive quartz outcrops and a curious, old adit that has long been sealed. The USGS reports beryl as the primary commodity. The mine also likely produced garnet and possibly topaz. The claim is located 22 miles outside of Gunnison, Colorado

    $26,000.00

Idaho

Montana

Nevada

New Mexico

  • Christmas Tree Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Lordsburg, New Mexico

    Christmas Tree Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Lordsburg, New Mexico

    The Christmas Tree Mine has been historically worked for the native gold that the area is known for. The claim covers 2 large decline shafts and a group of prospects. The mines were located in roughly 1870, some work was done from 1870-1880, and $10,000.00 in gold was reported. Indian raids were the main cause of the abandonment of the workings.

Oregon

Utah

Wyoming

About Gold Rush Expeditions

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