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Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine

201 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858
+1 406-859-4367
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Best mining experience in Montana

So much fun! Staff is so helpful both during the mining and the evaluation. You will find... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randall P
via mobile
great fun got many sapphires

purchased 3 small buckets and got 8 sapphires to facet(cut). It is a amazing experience if you like... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Conrad, Montana, United States
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Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine and the Montana Sapphire Store - Wash Gravel Find Montana Sapphires. Direct from the Mine: Montana Sapphire Gemstones and Jewelry. Sapphire Mine Open Seasonally: The week before Memorial Day through the last weekend in September. Gallery Open Year Round in Beautiful Downtown Philipsburg, MT. Indoor gravel washing, heat treating, faceting, Montana Sapphire Gemstones and Jewelry direct from the mine. Rocks, fossils, crystals and more...
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201 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858
+1 406-859-4367
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! Staff is so helpful both during the mining and the evaluation. You will find sapphires. No question. If you are not able, ask the staff to help you. Don't forget to tip the staff.

1  Thank Randall P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

purchased 3 small buckets and got 8 sapphires to facet(cut). It is a amazing experience if you like jewelry. I send my gems to Mike Maki in Helena to make rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets for us.

Thank TyroneM718
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a very hot day in early August, 2017, we finally made it to Gem Mountain! After two years of planning, and it was worth it! Twenty five dollars per bucket (current price), you get to look for your own gems. If you don't have...More

Thank Susanthebaker M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time purchased the mega jug for $199. Took all 4 of us about 3 hours to go through and found lots of saphirres.

Thank CAClements17
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I went down to gem mountain in the hopes of getting a nice sapphire to put into an engagement ring. I stayed in Philipsburg which is a quaint but enjoyable town set in the middle of the beautiful rolling plains of Montana. We drove down...More

Thank Sheldon T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went with a family group, all except for me having been there before. My husband remembered the buckets of gravel containing sapphires (quite small and not overly plentiful) costing $7.00 each. Well now it's $25.00 a bucket... quite a jump! I do have to...More

Thank June P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You have to do this while you are in phillipsburg we went home with over 150 carets of Montana sapphires 57 carets of curable stones!

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I am a local and have been coming here every summer for many years. This is my favorite place to take visitors. The staff is very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. I have baggies of my treasures from over the years and look forward to filling...More

Thank Anne_Fillmore
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great fun. My 14 yr old granddaughter was beside herself with excitement. Found a lot of treasures to take home. Will definitely do this again.

Thank travelingMa63
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stopped here to mine some sapphires. The staff was very helpful in getting us going and showing us what we need to do and also what to look for. This was a fun way to spend a couple of hours and we did find...More

Thank countrygirl062058
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19 July 2015|
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Response from Connie L | Reviewed this property |
I went to the mine itself and enjoyed that very much. I went into the store downtown, but did not go to the 'mining' area. If I were short on time and did not want to change my schedule, I would not be afraid to only do... More
3 July 2015|
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Response from Douglas S | Reviewed this property |
It varies... Depending on how much you buy. Google gemmountainmt, It also depends on which mine you go to. There are other places in Montana to look, and their prices are variable also. Just google montana sapphires for... More