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.

  • Historic Galena Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Silver Star, Montana

    Historic Galena Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Silver Star, Montana

    The Galena mine and camp is a historically documented working of the Silver Star district. Noted with production of gold and some silver with lead (Galena). The mine overlooks the valley and the town of Silver Star. Gold can be found in the tailings and at the entrance of the mine. Free-milling and easy to process by hand.

    $21,000.00
  • Historic Capital Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Beaverhead County, Montana

    Historic Capital Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Beaverhead County, Montana

    The Capital claim is a collection of four rich, productive mines, located in Montana's Argenta district. Visible free-milling gold was found in several spots around the claim. It's a miner's paradise: a historic mine, tons of old relics, gold, water, timber that can be used in support of the mining operation, and plenty of work to be had.

    $34,000.00
  • Historic Sugar Lode Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Wisdom, Montana

    Historic Sugar Lode Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Wisdom, Montana

    The Sugar Lode was likely located prior to the district's organization in 1862 and was worked for gold. There is a wide 18 inch gold ore body visible in the shaft. The mine is secluded and hidden away. There are two claims: a lode claim to cover the mine, and a placer claim to cover the stream.

    $18,000.00
  • Starlight Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Virginia City, Montana

    Starlight Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Virginia City, Montana

    The mine was first worked for mica around 1910, and then worked several times over the next 30+ years, as a source for pegmatites and beryl. This is a gem hunter paradise. When the Bureau of Mines trenched the area in 1944 they reported discovering other bodies of pegmatite. They also found ruby books, 1 inch in diameter. Several large books of good quality were reportedly recovered during that time. The Bureau of Mines also reported brownish-red garnet, muscovite and pale-ruby mica.

    $14,000.00
  • Silver Star Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Bannack, Montana

    Silver Star Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Bannack, Montana

    It doesn't take long to realize that this was a good sized operation with multiple buildings and sizable tailings. At least 3 large adit entrances were noted with 2 possible others. Substantial deposits of gold and silver ore, occurring in wide veins and lodes. The area is full of vugs, voids and fissures, all of which are excellent indicators of high value ore bodies.

  • Historic Burgierosa Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaverhead, Montana

    Historic Burgierosa Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaverhead, Montana

    The Burgierosa claim and camp sit at the convergence of two very rich and noted gold and silver lodes. The claim covers all of the workings around the camp and multiple buildings. The mines are very large, and were reported as producing as late as 1968, which isn't a surprise given the values of the ores.

    $21,500.00
  • Historic Frida Marie Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Silver Star, Montana

    Historic Frida Marie Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Silver Star, Montana

    The Frida Marie is the epitome of a lost, productive, Montana gold mine. This is a excellent mine for the small scale to medium scale miner, with substantial outside workings it would be a simple task to process ores on site directly from the pit and ship concentrates out for smelting. All of the necessary requirements are in place making it a gem of a site.

    $22,000.00
  • Sourdough Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Beaverhead County, Montana

    Sourdough Gold Mines – 20 acre lode claim – Beaverhead County, Montana

    The Sourdough is a very remote and secluded claim. The roads are almost completely overgrown and it's clear that no one has visited these mines in a very long time. These are very targeted digs that expose lodes of quartz, gold and silver. An interesting note regarding this claim is that a good sized cabin has been erected directly over a small shaft cut on quartz and gold ores.

    $14,500.00

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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

California

Colorado

  • Historic Doctor Park Mine – 60 ac. lode & 20 ac. Placer claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic Doctor Park Mine – 60 ac. lode & 20 ac. Placer claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic world class mines, 25 miles outside of Gunnison, Colorado. A 1916 report labels this mine “The greatest freak of nature…it is a mine which already has brought its owners excellent returns, and as the deposit of ore appears to be inexhaustible, the wealth that will come from the mine will rank among the millions.” Water and cabins on the claim. Best suited for a serious miner who has the capital to invest in a mining operation.

    $45,000.00
  • Historic Red Buck Gold Mines – 2- 20 acre lode claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    Historic Red Buck Gold Mines – 2- 20 acre lode claims – Gunnison County, Colorado

    The Red Buck Claim group is an entire mining operation. Cabins, a complete mill, a saw mill, lode mines, shafts, adits, an assay office and more. This is a one of a kind site, its high country Colorado. Thousands of ounces of gold have been turned out of the Red Buck. There are an estimated 5000 ounces in unprocessed ores at the mill.

    $85,000.00

Idaho

Montana

  • Historic Galena Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Silver Star, Montana

    Historic Galena Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Silver Star, Montana

    The Galena mine and camp is a historically documented working of the Silver Star district. Noted with production of gold and some silver with lead (Galena). The mine overlooks the valley and the town of Silver Star. Gold can be found in the tailings and at the entrance of the mine. Free-milling and easy to process by hand.

    $21,000.00
  • Historic Capital Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Beaverhead County, Montana

    Historic Capital Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Beaverhead County, Montana

    The Capital claim is a collection of four rich, productive mines, located in Montana's Argenta district. Visible free-milling gold was found in several spots around the claim. It's a miner's paradise: a historic mine, tons of old relics, gold, water, timber that can be used in support of the mining operation, and plenty of work to be had.

    $34,000.00

Nevada

  • Historic Wildhorse Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Pershing County, Nevada

    Historic Wildhorse Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Pershing County, Nevada

    The Wildhorse mining claim is nestled in the remote hills of Pershing county, Nevada. A 1973 report on the property is simply amazing, and show what a small mining operation should be. A husband and wife team were producing $70k to$ 80k per year in 1970's numbers. In today's dollars, that is $360k to $418K. These numbers and values were recorded with the US Mint where the metals were sold.

    $55,000.00

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

Wyoming

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