Garnet, Montana


Garnet Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: ca1896

Current Population: none

Peak Population: ~1,000

Elevation: 5,905 Feet (1,800 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Montana

Garnet Description

Garnet was named for the garnet, a semi-precious stone, and the first item to be mined here, although gold quickly followed. In 1898, as many as 1,000 people lived here; it was abandoned 20 years later when the gold ran out. A fire in 1912 destroyed half the town, which was never rebuilt. Despite this, Garnet is one of the state's best preserved (and least visited) ghost towns.

Text courtesy of wikipedia

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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