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Montana Mining Property File Collection


The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) Mining Property File collection was amassed over the years through private and industry donations of engineering and geologic reports, pictures, correspondence, news clippings, and production information. The collection presently contains over 4,400 property-specific files (records). The physical files are organized first by Montana county and then by mine or project name. Files may contain information related to a particular mining claim, a collection of claims, or a mining exploration project. Metadata describing each record includes property name, location (county, historical mining district, township, range and section), georeferences (latitude and longitude), and georeference method [...]

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Material Request Instructions

Phone and email requests for information are directed to the MBMG Research Assistant. Other users may to review the materials onsite. Upon request, paper documents are copied and scanned for users for a nominal fee. The Bureau is converting hard copy documents to pdf/a-comlpliant digital images.  Digital images may be viewed at


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This collection record was derived from a survey of State Geological Survey organizations conducted under the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. Final Harvest from State Inventory on Mon Nov 15 13:06:41 CST 2010

Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1337277
UniqueKey State Inventory P1411

NGGDPP Collection Extension

neededImprovementsWord of the MBMG?s data preservation efforts is growing resulting in increased collection donations. Available storage space for new collections is quickly diminishing and additional space will soon be needed. Due to consumer demand for electronic access to the collection, staff resources are divided between organizing and indexing physical collections and converting existing physical records to digital formats.
usageTrendUsage directly correlates to the market price of metals and minerals.

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