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Mineral County in Northwest Montana
Welcome to the Mineral County Information Page. Mineral County is located in Western Montana near Idaho between Missoula, Montana and Spokane Washington. With a population of 3600, the County consists of 1,223 sq. miles. It's land is 82% federal-owned, 3% state-owned and 15% privately-owned. The majority of the land surface is contained within the Lolo National Forest and located through a narrow valley separated by the Clark Fork and St. Regis Rivers. The Clark Fork River carries more water than any other river in Montana. There are 87 miles of river, 650 miles of streams, and over 50 high mountain lakes. The entire county is heavily forested with ponderosa pine (the state tree), lodge pole pine, fir, larch, white pine and cedar.

The County offers extensive recreation areas for hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. Cross county skiing, snowmobiling; sledding, ice skating and good road conditions all winter long assure you of finding the perfect spot for winter fun. A short drive-in just about any direction will put you at some of the finest downhill ski runs in the country. Summertime offers the angler some of the best trout fishing to be found anywhere. Hiking and backpacking will take you into areas with alpine lakes and mineral county photoserene beauty. Whitewater rafting, swimming, biking, camping and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of will make your time pass all too quickly. At day's end you'll find rest comes easy with cool night time temperatures; clean mountain air and only the sound of the wind in the pines to lull you to sleep.

Mineral County is full of opportunity. The people are friendly and the climate is mild. There are several separate, but intertwined communities within the county, including Haugan, Saltese, DeBorgia, St. Regis, Superior and Alberton. The area is high in minerals and contains many unpatented mining claims. Mineral County became an independent county in 1914, with Superior as the County seat, and boasts a lively history before and since. In recent years the economy has been largely timber-based. Many lumber mills have shared its history. It has hosted a gold rush, and seen the building of two transcontinental railroads. The historic John Mullan Road was built here in 1859-60 and the Yellowstone Trail in 1917.
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