Montana Gold Mines

Montana Mining Claims for Sale

Montana is known as: the Big Sky Country, the Treasure State and the Last Best Place.  All of which monikers it readily deserves. Our 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. For a detailed history of mining in Montana visit the National Bureau of Mines website.

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. If we currently don't have any Montana gold mines on hand feel free to check out our other mining claims in the Western United States.

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.

    $48,000.00
  • Worlds Fair Gold Mine – Lode & Placer claims – Patagonia, Arizona

    Worlds Fair Gold Mine – Lode & Placer claims – Patagonia, Arizona

    The Worlds Fair Mine is one of the largest mines located in southern Arizona it's also one of the richest with documented reserves of gold and silver. By 1915 the property is reported to have produced more than $1,000,000, of which over $500,000 was in high-grade ore. $1,000,000, and $500,000 in today's value would be $23,060,667.80 and $11,530,333.90 respectively.

    $80,000.00

California

Colorado

Idaho

Montana

Nevada

  • East Range Gold Mine -40 acre lode claims – Lovelock, Nevada

    East Range Gold Mine -40 acre lode claims – Lovelock, Nevada

    The East Range Gold Mine is all that you could want or ask from a high quality, Nevada gold mine. The site is very remote and rarely visited or seen. The claims cover 40 acres and are divided into the north and south claims. The claims cover the lower edge of a small knoll with exposed gold ores. These ores have been identified and gold has been produced from the site.

    $55,000.00
  • Prince of Wales Silver and Gold mine – 20 acre lode claim – Eureka, Nevada

    Prince of Wales Silver and Gold mine – 20 acre lode claim – Eureka, Nevada

    The historical reports discuss a shaft of over 1000' with thousands of feet of drifts and workings. That shaft reportedly produced all of the precious metals and all processing and refining was done on site. The tailings are very fine and appear to be refined. The heavier rock may have been taken elsewhere. A chainman measure gave us a total vertical drop of 1080' there is water at roughly 1020.'

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.

    $26,000.00

Oregon

Utah

  • North Elephant Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    North Elephant Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    The North Elephant is located in the historic Star mining district. The entrance is deceiving. It's the tailings that really hint at the actual size of the mine. The tailings are so large and stable that the miners workshop was built on top of them. This is an excellent mine for a small scale miner. The workings are extensive and there are lots of rich ores still inside the mine.

    $32,000.00
  • Sundown Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    Sundown Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Beaver County, Utah

    The Sundown mine located on the back side of a short mountain, hidden from view. This was a rich, producing mine that faded away in the sage brush after the war act outlawed gold mining. The workings consist of a massive shaft of at least 900', and a gated and locking adit. Free-milling gold can be found in the tailings, as well as substantial amounts of silver ore that has been carelessly discarded.

    $28,000.00

Wyoming

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