Libby Creek Montana

Good evening, my name is Mike Lewis. My wife and I are prospectors from Sandpoint, ID. We don’t have much gold in this area due to a massive ice dam that melted and washed all of the gold south from the area. We spend most of our time on Libby Creek on Forest service land. The old GPAA claim was not renewed last year. That being said we managed to pull out a little over 5 grams last year. What we discovered was that the old miners tailing piles are full of large pieces of flake gold. We did manage to find a small picker a little less than a gram. We typically do day trips because it is only about 1 1/2 hours drive from home. This year I am hoping to do some camping this year. I hope to do a little more testing and scouting this year up on top. I hear the gold is chunky the higher you go. Anyway here is a few pics from our expeditions and gold hunting adventures. Hope you all have a wonderful gold season. May you pans and sluices be full.

Mike Lewis

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GOLDHOG - Admin
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Very cool… thanks.

Michael Carr
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Michael Carr

That’s Awsome Mike ?

DAISY1968ouch
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DAISY1968ouch

Nice color and being close like that I would start doing a lot of camping there ??

Jay
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Amazing! Some great looking pickers in there. Thanks for sharing.

TeddyC
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Mike
Because of the GPAA not renewing the claim, does that just open the area to the public? Or did you purchase the claim? Good luck with that spot.

tfowlkes3
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That’s some nice lookin gold Mike

LuvProspecting
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LuvProspecting

Very nice!

Center Of The Earth Mining Co.
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Center Of The Earth Mining Co.

Sweet finds! Thanks for sharing!

jingles
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Nice gold. Hope you find lots more.

mack
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Very nice find, The last two times I was in Libby the water was high in the spring. I look forward to digging in Libby Creek this summer. Thanks for the pics.

forhorsmn
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Wish I could find something like that in Texas.

YukonCornelius61
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YukonCornelius61

wow! that’s cool!

Bmo
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Can you dredge or high banker at Libbey?

mtff@105
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I’ve panned the banks of lobby creek years ago. Ton of black sand. Word is they used a lot of mercury so if you dredge go deep in the bed rock as that is where the mercury settled in.

Yotaboy86
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Nice gold!

Kelsguy1113
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Kelsguy1113

I am in Moscow, Idaho. Not too far from you. Libby creek is very familiar to me. I grew up in Libby Montana. Nice to see a guy near home getting some shiny. good job!

WildLil
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Enjoyed your article about Libby Creek – I have claims for lease or sale on Cedar Creek in Mineral County, Montana. Please visit my site: http://WildLil.com

dalec03
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WOW!Mike Lewis and your wife got some great gold.I’m from Minnesota all we have here is very very fine powder gold.My brother and I are planning a trip to Montana this year,Just hopefully we can benefit from our trip.Cool Pictures.

9lbhammer
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Looks great Mike! Here in Western WA our gold is much finer, but MT is where my son and I found our first gold, and got bit by the gold bug. Happy hunting.

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