Discover "The Richest Hill On Earth"

Guided explorations of mining and cultural history and geology in and around
Butte, America
an educational tourism program from
Gibson Consulting
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Reservations and Cancellation Policy


Cost of $1790 per person (double occupancy) or $1990 (single) includes 5 nights lodging at the Historic Finlen Hotel in Butte, 5 dinners, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, ground transportation, admissions, hotel and local guide and performer gratuities, included meal gratuities, publications, guide fee, and group photo. Not included are driver gratuities, meals other than those noted, alcoholic beverages, personal items, travel insurance, and air fare or other transportation from your home to Butte, Montana.

A DISCOUNT of $100 per person is offered to participants who are members of the American Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Field Museum, the Smithsonian, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and selected other museum partners. Contact us for more information.


Reservations may be made by phone (406-723-9639) or . A deposit of US $500.00 per person is required 60 days before your scheduled departure. Payment may be made by check, money order, or by credit card through our PayPal account click the "Buy Now" button below for this service.

The balance of your payment is due 30 days before departure. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Gibson Consulting and mailed to 301 N. Crystal St., Butte, MT 59701.

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Cancellations of confirmed reservations between 60 and 30 days before departure will be assessed a $200 per person cancellation fee. From 29 to 6 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 40% of the total cost. From 5 days before to the day of departure, the cancellation fee is 80% of the total cost. Cancellation after the tour begins will result in no refund.

Exceptions: If we are able to fill a slot held by your reservation, the cancellation fee will be a $150 processing fee. If we cancel the tour for any reason, we will refund your payments at 100%.

Conditions and Considerations

You are responsible for arranging your own travel to and from Butte, Montana. Please DO NOT make non-refundable air travel reservations before contacting us to ensure that the trip will go. We require a minimum of 8 participants.

We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate special needs, including dietary, medical, and physical restrictions. Note that this tour requires moderate but frequent walking at altitudes as high as 6,000 feet. Please consult your physician before committing to this tour.

The tour is intended for adults.

We require each participant to sign a form acknowledging risk and releasing us from liability arising from the tour. Disclaimer and Release Form. We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance to cover illness, flight delays, and the like.

We reserve the right to change particulars of the itinerary if necessary.

Richard I. Gibson, Gibson Consulting - 301 North Crystal St. - Butte, Montana 59701 - Phone/Fax: 406-723-9639 - E-mail