Montana is widely known as ‘Big Sky Country’ because it is sparsely populated and has few large buildings. But its official nickname is ‘The Treasure State’? Why’s that?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Montana is widely known as ‘Big Sky Country’ because it is sparsely populated and has few large buildings. But its official nickname is ‘The Treasure State’? Why’s that?

A It has rich mineral reserves
B It’s thought to have hidden ‘treasures’ from early outlaws
C It’s an Indigenous nickname

Not only is it ‘The Treasure State,’ Montana’s official motto is ‘Oro y Plata’ (Gold and Silver). Those are just two of the minerals that were found in abundance and subsequently mined during the state’s early days.

The correct answer to this quiz is It has rich mineral reserves.

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