Status: Near Ghost Town
Date Settled: 1876
Current Population: 80
Peak Population: ~1,500
Elevation: 5,413 Feet ( 1,650 meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
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Marysville was founded after the discovery of lode gold in 1876 andy the 1880's was the principal settlement of the Ottawa mining district. The Drumlummon Mine became one of Montana's richest and longest-operating gold mines. Gold mining continued until the 1920's when most mines had been shut down. The Drumlummon got a new lease on life, reopening in 1924, and continued to operate until World War II. Most gold mining districts were irreparably damaged by the ban on gold mining during the war as mines were left idle and filled with water. Marysville endures to this day with a small population of about 80 inhabitants. Interest in the Drumlummon mine continues to this day.
Over 1,300,000 ounces of gold have been mined in the Marysville district.