Libby Creek in Montana is one of the best places in Montana to prospect gold. It’s also one of the few publicly accessible sites where a casual prospector can spend the day panning in an area known to have gold. Historically, Libby Creek was not the richest gold mining sites in the state. There was […]
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Basin, Montana – Early Days in this Rich Gold Camp
Gold was first discovered at nearby Helena at a place called Last Chance Gulch. This proved to be one of Montana’s richest gold discoveries, and it didn’t take long for thousands of hopeful miners to flood Western Montana in search of yellow metal. The gold placers near Helena were rich, and expanded to the mountains […]
16 of the Richest Mining Towns & Gold Camps in Montana (Map)
The State of Montana has a rich mining history that dates back to 1850s. The state is also dotted with historical cities, towns and ghost towns that trace their origin to the early days of gold and silver mining in the state. The western part of Montana is particularly rich in gold, and there were […]
7 Rivers in Montana that are Full of Gold!
Most of the gold in Montana is found in the more mountainous western section of the state. There has been mining in Montana as early as the 1850s, with the peak of mining taking place during the 1860s. In the mid-20th century bucket dredges worked many creek and rivers in Montana, resulting in millions of […]