Welcome to the original Central Montana Prospectors Group !

SEARCHING FOR TREASURES UNDER THE BIG SKY!

PROSPECTING

  Gem prospecting is the search for precious gemstones around Montana. State land is an option to pursue for those interested in gems such as sapphires, garnets and rubies. Our group has outings for those interested in gem collection and discovery.   

PANNING

  Panning for gold in the mountains and streams of Montana, especially those around central Montana, is what we do. We will teach you how to do this and give real life examples for you to follow.   

METAL DETECTING

  Our group has yearly opportunities to try your hand at detecting metal objects of all kinds. We teach you how to utilize metal detectors and strategies to apply when seeking this adventure in the wild.  

FOSSILS

  For those that would like to find treasures of the distant, fossil  hunting is for you. Our group will share their knowledge in finding  prehistoric fossilized bone, stone and other fragments.   

ROCK HOUNDING

Joining us on your search for precious metals, minerals, and gems along with fossils and petrified wood that is abundant in our beautiful state of Montana will turn you into a true Rock Hound. 

THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY THAT CAN ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

Prospecting is for all ages and abilities.


 Our group meetings, events & outings are intended for fun; to show new members, their families and the public how to pan for gold, gems and metal detect, and to share different varieties of mining devices with our members who may not own all that are available.