Daisy Creek Mine/Archeology Hike

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Date: SaturdaySep 07, 2024
Rating: Easy
Leader: Juli Thurston
Contact: juli@scotchmanpeaks.org    903-440-2250
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

We will meet at Town Pump in Thompson falls at 10:00am MT (9:00 PT) to carpool to the trailhead. We'll plan to return about 2:00pm MT.

Hike Description:

Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Erika Scheuring, Archeologist with the Lolo National Forest for a journey back in time to hear the history of the Iron Daisy Mine and see the old cabins of those who lived nearby.

This abandoned mine is located in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of western Montana, a mile and a half south of Prospect Creek and eleven miles west of the small town of Thompson Falls. It produced gold, silver, zinc and lead intermittently from about 1894 to 1936. In 1928 a small mill was built on the site and by 1931, 3,000 feet of tunnels had been built and the depth of the workings was 100 feet. 

Daisy Creek Trail leads to the mine in just a short easy two mile hike but starts out with a creek to cross so bring water proof footwear or plan to get a bit wet!

Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water.  

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