Placer gold discoveries following the Galconda Creek and the Prickly Pear Creek brought several prospectors to the Buckeye Mine area. Lode mines drew more miners to the hills, as a result the Buckeye was mined intensively.
Activity died during the first part of the 20th century. In 1939 the Winston Brothers Company of Minneapolis obtained a lease on many acres of the placer ground near the Prickly Pear Creek. Thirty men were hired to operate the machinery. This new interest brought Buckeye back to life.
On Galconda Creek near the mine are the remains of an old Spanish Arrastra, a crude mill for grinding gold ore, used by the mine's first owners. This is an area where present day prospectors may be found.
Directions: Buckeye Mine is located in southwestern area of Montana. It is between Helena and Butte, near Jefferson City on I-15. Inquire at Jefferson City.
, Jefferson City, MT 59638