Data Preservation—Search the Database

Our mine and claim database can be searched here by typing keywords that contain county, mining district, property name, owner name, claim type, etc. To do this search, type keywords separated by a comma. For example: Silver Bow, Rock Creek, placer, etc. Or the files can be accessed by county by clicking the cards below. More cards will be made available soon; this is an ongoing project.


Welcome to the Mining Archives online database for the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

General Search

Search criteria may contain county, mining district, property name, owner name, claim type, commodity, etc.

To do this search, type important words separated by a comma. For example: Silver Bow, Rock Creek, placer, etc.

Contact Information

Denise Herman, Research Assistant III
(406) 496-4729 | Email

Anthony Roth, Library Technician III
(406) 496-4891 | Email

Chelsea Pincock, Library Technician III
(406) 496-4431 | Email