Montana Prospecting
Last Post 05 Mar 2018 10:49 AM by Karyn Tietz. 20 Replies.
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PAUL PRAASTUser is Offline
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19 Jan 2015 06:39 PM
    Not much talks about prospecting and mining in the state of Montana, thought there would be more considering its rich mining history???
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    23 Jan 2015 09:55 AM
    Hi Paul,

    Paul here as well! No idea why there wouldn't be much chatter about Montana as it does indeed have a rich mining history. If you'd like more info or to get together with like minded folks in that area, I highly suggest contacting one of the chapters and/or their directors directly.

    Here is a quick link to the current chapters in Montana: http://www.goldprospectors.org/Comm...y?state=MT

    Good luck and happy prospecting!

    Paul
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    23 Jan 2015 07:27 PM

    Try the following website;

    www.gemmmountainmt.com

    Sometimes you will get gold with the gems.

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    23 Jan 2015 11:24 PM

    Gary....I think your link is wrong....its invalid when I search....do you have an extra letter in there that is wrong??

    Leo

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    24 Jan 2015 02:43 AM

    I do not know which Montana Sapphire mine gravel you are looking for, but it is probably one of these two.


    http://www.sapphiremine.com/html2/products.php

    http://www.gemmountainmt.com/#!sapp...avel/c1433
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    24 Jan 2015 06:33 PM

    Normally I spell something wrong but in this case it appears that they have it setup for;

    http://www.gemmountainmt.com

    You can also Google Gem Mountain too. They stockpile gravel in Philipsburg for winter time operations. 

    When you visit and if your thirsty try:

    http://www.philipsburgbrewingcompany.com/" style="color: #660099;">Philipsburg Brewing Company

    www.philipsburgbrewingcompany.com/

    Personally I am not a beer drinker but local micro brewers can be good I am told.


     

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    29 Jan 2015 07:29 PM
    Thanks for everyone's replies to my topic, I have already done the sapphire and gem hounding, now its time for that good old yellow stuff. I just wish there was more GPAA claims in Montana.
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    13 Feb 2015 01:20 PM
    paul where are you located in montana??? the billings chapter has a big dig memorial day weekend. also our mining team has a few claims in montana if your interested in learning prospecting we would be glad to have you.

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    14 Feb 2015 12:12 PM
    Dennis, I 'am located in Billings, Mt. I have been to 2 gpaa sites, the bacon&beans site by Big Timber and Ole Miner in Cooke City, I grew up in Anaconda Mt and did some prospecting around that area some. Looking for more areas to explore. Thanks. 
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    18 Feb 2015 10:12 AM
    paul as i said before you are always welcome to join us for a weekend or so always willing to help. just let me know. the billing chapters big dig is kind of cool been to a few myself. it's memorial day weekend fri.- monday
    work in teams and each team splits the gold they find. all you need is a 5 gal. bucket and a shovel. you can reach them at the web site. gpaa.org/billings chapter to see what it's all about. keep in touch with me and if there's anything i or our mining team can do for you let me know
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    06 Mar 2015 04:40 PM
    Finally, looks like spring time might be here in parts of Montana, getting excited to plan trip Zortman claims Lucky Dawg. Any advice on this claim, also can't wait to get back to Cooke City's claims "Ole Miner",Seven-Dee.
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    07 Mar 2015 08:02 AM

    paul glad your going to zortman. have you been there before??? the people in town are friendly  and the big dig crew is fantastic always willing to help. last fall 2014 there was a big rain and kind of a flash flood that came down alder gulch and white horse canyon the ATV trail ( directions in the guide ) was REALLY ruff and washed out in spots. i won't make the dig this year but will be there memorial day. our mining crew will be in zortman for about 2 weeks after the dig .we have a couple of claims in the area and one is by the dawg. if your around a couple of days after the dig i'll show you a different way to the dawg. you can get there with a 4x4. your right 60's aren't bad for the north country. well anyway let me know what think

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    07 Mar 2015 11:52 AM
    Dennis, this will be my first time to Zortman, lived in Montana my whole life and never been there. I'm excited.
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    07 Mar 2015 11:57 AM
    paul e-mail me a lcgold@rangeweb.net and i'll give you all the info
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    26 Jul 2015 10:33 AM

    Hello,

    I'm a new member to GPAA, living in billings. Recently got into prospecting amd I'm looking for claim info in montana and any helpful info/insight for prospecting. Any help would be great, Thanks and look forward to meeting the gpaa members in the area.

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    26 Jul 2015 11:00 AM
    welcome aboard john there is a GPAA chapter in billings contact Harold a twokeens@yahoo.com i do beleave they meet the 3rd wednesday of the month at the golden corral resturant of of king ave. there a great bunch of people been prospecting with them many times...newbies are always welcome you'll learn a lot from these folks. tell them i sent you...
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    26 Jul 2015 11:48 AM
    Thank you Dennis, I sent Harold a email and look forward to meeting and learning all I can from everyone.
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    27 Jul 2015 07:27 AM
    your welcome john.... i live south west of miles city. we have a small mining crew with a couple of claims. if your interested in joining us on a claim outing now and then let me know. we'd be glad to have you join us. the billings chapter is quite active i think you'll fit in just fine... once again welcome to the mining community.....

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    27 Jul 2015 10:41 AM
    I'd be happy to join on an outing, best way to learn is hands on. Let me know when and where and I'll get there. Thanks again, and look forward to the helpful knowledge
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    28 Jul 2015 05:45 PM
    Thanks again Dennis, I will take you up on your offer. Let me know what dates in sept you choose and I will work that into my schedule. Preferably weekend but I can take the days off if not.
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