Montana State Office Mining Claims Overview
Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office oversees 238,795 mining claims under the Administrative Areas. Of the claim records managed by the Montana State Office, 8.93% are active, 0.47% are pending, and 90.59% are closed. Oversite of these federal lands is divided into BLM District Offices—Western Montana District Office, Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office, Central Montana District Office, and Hiline District Office.
- Total Claims
- Active Claims
- Pending Claims
- Closed Claims
Active Mines By BLM District Offices
In Montana State Office
|Active||Authorized BLM District Offices|
|Western Montana District Office||11529|
|Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office||8250|
|Central Montana District Office||1551|
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Mining Claim News From The Diggings™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and mining claims.
Understanding Claim Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Whether it is filing a mine or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.