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.

  • Aurora Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Jefferson County, Montana

    Aurora Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Jefferson County, Montana

    The Aurora Gold mine is a lost treasures that has been nearly completely forgotten about. Although its history notes it as a very substantial gold producing property, it sits hidden back in the trees, and what people cannot see, they forget. The Aurora was a complex of a few thousand feet of underground workings. It boasted a few fine tipples. Rail cars and a small tram system.

    $22,000.00
  • Historic Park Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Coolidge, Montana

    Historic Park Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Coolidge, Montana

    The Park mine is one of several rich mines in Montana's Pioneer mountains. It's located just 1/3 mile from the its neighbor, the massive Elkhorn mine, and works into the same mineralized faults. The tailings we saw from the Park were amazingly rich. Samples taken by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1995 ran from 1.05 to 5.8 ounces of gold per ton.

    $51,000.00
  • Historic Viking Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Powell County, Montana

    Historic Viking Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Powell County, Montana

    This claim covers two distinct mines and camps. The claim is set in the heart of the Ontario (Elliston) mining district and surrounded by thick, lush, green forest. The workings are documented to be cut onto a rich lode of gold bearing ore that is from 14 inches to 7 feet wide and runs to a fault line where the richest gold ore has been documented at 8 ounces per ton.

    $32,000.00
  • Historic Sweeney Gold Mines – Two(2)- Twenty (20) acre lode claims – Beaverhead County, Montana

    Historic Sweeney Gold Mines – Two(2)- Twenty (20) acre lode claims – Beaverhead County, Montana

    The Sweeney Mining Claims are located on a beautiful mountainside. The mines contain thousands of feet of workings. There are many high to mid-grade tailings piles around the site, but inside the mine is where the ores really shine though. Near the bottom of these workings sits a beautiful tipple, that was likely used as a haulage point in the mine's heyday.

    $24,000.00
  • Hard Luck  Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Powell County, Montana

    Hard Luck Gold Mines – 20 acre lode & 20 acre placer claims – Powell County, Montana

    The Hard Luck claims are a collection of a lode and a placer claim, located just outside Elliston, Montana. The two claims overlap each other and cover all of the workings of this historic site. The Mines were first worked in the 1880s. A nice, high-grade ore pile sits outside the primary adit. The claim covers a shaft, a few prospects and an adit.

    $12,000.00
  • Montreal Star  – 20 acre lode claim – Butte, Montana

    Montreal Star – 20 acre lode claim – Butte, Montana

    The Montreal Star is a historic, high production gold and silver mine, that was originally worked back in 1906. There is excellent access from the nearby highway. Survey teams documented extensive rich ores in the discarded tailings. These tailings amount to over 500,000 tons easily, and processing them should provide a good return.

    $21,000.00
  • 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.

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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 Montezuma Gold Mine – lode claim – San Miguel County, Colorado

    Historic Montezuma Gold Mine – lode claim – San Miguel County, Colorado

    The Montezuma-Carribeau Mine is set in the heart of Colorado's historic Ophir Mining District. There are over 67,800' of workings in this mine. That is 12.8 miles of drifting, crosscuts, raises and winzes. Between 1881 and 1913 the mine recovered an estimated 50,000 ounces of gold.

    $39,000.00
  • Historic Hughes Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison, Colorado

    Historic Hughes Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Gunnison, Colorado

    The Hughes mine is a remote, rich, old, gold mine. The mine and camp are set at the base of a small canyon. The old workshop and miners cabin are still standing. It appears that the last time the mine was worked was the late 1950s, likely a small, high-grade operation, with never more than 8 individuals working the mine; judging by the four bunk-beds in the cabin.

Idaho

  • Historic Homestake Gold Mines – Two 20 acre lode claims – Sun Valley, Idaho

    Historic Homestake Gold Mines – Two 20 acre lode claims – Sun Valley, Idaho

    These 2 lode claims cover the Homestake mines, a large group of old silver and gold mines. The mines reported conservative reserves of silver in 1929, at $200,000. This pricing with Silver at .53 an ounce means that there is an estimated reserve of 377,358 ounces. In today's values, that silver is worth $7,547,169.00. Plenty of history here, with a lot of ore still inside the mines.

    $46,000.00

Montana

  • Aurora Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Jefferson County, Montana

    Aurora Gold Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Jefferson County, Montana

    The Aurora Gold mine is a lost treasures that has been nearly completely forgotten about. Although its history notes it as a very substantial gold producing property, it sits hidden back in the trees, and what people cannot see, they forget. The Aurora was a complex of a few thousand feet of underground workings. It boasted a few fine tipples. Rail cars and a small tram system.

    $22,000.00
  • Historic Park Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Coolidge, Montana

    Historic Park Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Coolidge, Montana

    The Park mine is one of several rich mines in Montana's Pioneer mountains. It's located just 1/3 mile from the its neighbor, the massive Elkhorn mine, and works into the same mineralized faults. The tailings we saw from the Park were amazingly rich. Samples taken by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1995 ran from 1.05 to 5.8 ounces of gold per ton.

    $51,000.00

Nevada

  • Historic Gila Monster Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tonopah, Nevada

    Historic Gila Monster Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Tonopah, Nevada

    The Gila Monster is a large, working gold mine that has quite simply, just dropped off the maps. The Gila Monster was located in the late 1800’s and operated through 1942, producing mainly gold that was separated on site. The mining camp here included 2 cabins, ore loading bins and machinery.

    $22,000.00

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

  • Historic Pyramid Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Juab County, Utah

    Historic Pyramid Mine – 20 acre lode claim – Juab County, Utah

    The Pyramid claim is located 38 miles outside of Nephi, Utah. These are some of the oldest mines in the West Tintic district, thought to be the same Pyramid mines that were discovered and worked by Porter Rockwell. Good ore is still seen throughout the workings. This historic mine is a prime candidate for high-grading and possible further development.

    $18,000.00

Wyoming

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