Here are some resources to get you Montana prospectors started looking for where to find gold…Montana has a rich (literally) history of gold mining which continues to this day…Get out there and find you some!!
Montana Gold Mining & Prospecting Regulations
Bureau of Land Management…Mining Program
Quote: A recreational miner with a pick, shovel or gold pan does not need a special permit on BLM land in Montana. A person using a suction dredge in Montana should get a permit from the Water Protection Bureau, Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 East Sixth Ave. PO Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901, phone 406 444-3080.
Montana Conservation and Resource Development Division..permits, licenses, and general information.
Montana Gold Mining & Prospecting Education
Quote: A non-regulatory state agency, the Bureau provides extensive advisory, technical, and informational services on the States’ geologic, mineral, energy, and water resources.
Montana Gold Mining & Prospecting History
Virginia City…tourist ghost town with mining history.
Abandoned Mining Areas (sites for re-prospecting, etc.)…Historical Narratives
Missoula Gold Country (tourist publication)
Current Montana Gold Prospecting News
I hope this helps you get started prospecting for gold in Montana or wherever you are!!