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Montana mine bunkhouse

Montana mine mill stamps

Montana  Mine

Montana mine mill

Montana mine mill

The Montana mine is located in the Methow Valley of Okanogan County WA. The Montana Mine was first discovered by William Looney in 1912.

The development work consisted of a stamp mill, bunk house and two adits.  The mill was built on a forty-five degree slope at an elevation of 4,300 feet.  As with many mills of this era gravity was utilized to move the ore down the mill.  The primary ores sought here were copper, silver, and gold.

Assays for this mine showed to be 0.26 ounces of gold and 1.70 ounces of silver per ton.  At its peak in 1915 the mine was operated by 12 men.  The mine is believed to have shutdown in 1946.

Today the bunkhouse and stamp mill remain, including the Nissan 4 stamps and other mill equipment.  The lower adit is collapsed and the upper adit is inundated with 3 feet of water.

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