Neihart in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Mining Legacy
In September 2001, Neihart and the adjacent watersheds of Carpenter and Snow creeks were added to the federal Superfund priority list for cleanup funds.
Casade County and the town of Neihart, with assistance from the Montana department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have minimized the pollution risks. However physical hazards still exist. Please respect these hazards and view the historic features of Neihart from a safe distance.
In a tribute to Montana’s mining origins, the state seal bears the motto, “oro y plata” - gold and silver. The arrival of the railroads to Montana in the late 19th century made possible the rise of industrial mining. The industrial revolution in the United States and Europe created a demand for Montana’s mineral resources.
As a major producer of silver and lead, the small mining community of Neihart helped fuel economic development and growth in Montana and the nation. During the 1940’s, large quantities of lead and zinc were produced from Neihart's mines in support of the war effort.
• The re-engineered and reclaimed surface of the Belt Creek Tailings pile; this site lies just north of Neihart.
• Mill tailings and other mining wastes are buried throughout Neihart. Be careful where you dig!
• Block P Mining and tailings; Barker Hughsville, Montana
• A view from Silver Dyke Mine
Location. 46° 55.988′ N, 110° 44.138′ W. Marker is in Neihart, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 89) and East Granite Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small historical interpretive kiosk at the southwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Neihart MT 59465, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neihart Mining District's Heyday (here, next to this marker); The Ace in the Hole (approx. 11.1 miles away).
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Categories. • Environment • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.