Spend your summer prospecting for gold and exploring the pristine wilderness of the Bitterroot Mountains.
Prospect, hunt, fish, hike, camp, horseback ride and explore on your ATV from the basecamp on your very own gold claim in Mineral County, Montana!
From gold prospecting, rock-houding, treasure hunting to world class trout fishing, this is the place to spend your mining vacation.
The Wildcat No. 1 Placer Gold Claim is located in a historically rich area of Mineral County, Montana. Extensive tailing piles are still visible, indicating that the early prospectors were doing well along this section of the creek.
Secluded, behind a locked USFS gate, the Wildcat No. 1 Placer Gold Claim has a fairly easy terrain and is an ideal claim for anyone whose mobility is impaired or where new miners can get started in a not too difficult mining environment. If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful place to spend your summer mining season, this exceptional piece of heaven is just for you!
The claim has good access and is totally surrounded by forest service land making it a great hunting fishing parcel as well.
Mineral County is located in the vast "big sky country" of Montana. The crest of the Bitterroot Mountains divides Montana from Idaho and serve as the county’s western boundary. The topography varies from remote, high alpine lakes to whitewater streams and from heavily forested ridges to smooth rolling meadows.
The Bitterroot Mountains of Mineral County provide many opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and photography. Within Mineral County there are 87 miles of river, 650 miles of streams, and over 50 high mountain lakes. In addition, there are over 400 miles of hiking trails and more than 1,000 miles of off-highway roads.
Updating claims markers at the Wildcat No.1
Disclaimer: This locality information is for reference purposes only. Please do not attempt to visit any sites listed without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary. Driving directions available upon request.