Very little metallic mineral development has occurred in the Livingston mining district in eastern Park County. As with other districts with little mineralization or development, the Livingston district serves to separate other, more developed districts.

The town of Livingston is a significant town along the Burlington Northern Pacific Railroad and the Yellowstone River. As early as the 1880s, Livingston served as a transport destination for ores and minerals from other mining districts, which could then be transferred to rail or along the river (Wolle 1963).

A geologic study of the North Absarokas states that the Livingston Peak area has a "low to moderate potential for undiscovered copper resources" (USGS 1983).


This is a new district and neither Sahinen (1935) nor Lyden (1948) place it. Figure 1 shows the district as defined by the AMRB (1994).


No historic mines appear in the mining literature.


Abandoned Mine Reclamation Bureau (AMRB)

1994 Mining districts of Montana. Maps 1:100,000 and Map #94-NRIS-129. Compiled and edited by Joel Chavez. Prepared by Montana State Library Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) for Montana Department of State Lands. Helena

Lammers, Edward C.H.

1937 "The Structural Geology of the Livingston Peak Area, Montana." Journal of Geology 45(3):268-295.

Lyden, Charles J.

1949 "The Gold Placers of Montana",

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Memoir 26

. Montana School of Mines, Butte.

Sahinen, Uuno M.

1935 "Mining Districts of Montana", Thesis, Montana School of Mines, Butte.

U.S. Geological Survey

1983 "Mineral Resources of the North Absaroka Wilderness Study Area, Park and Sweet Grass Counties, Montana." Geological Survey Bulletin 1505, United States Government Printing Office, Washington.

Wolle, Muriel Sibell


Montana Pay Dirt

. Sage Books, Athens, Ohio