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The Montana Blue Jewel Mine, Helena

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  • Bruce is very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately like last time we found absolutely no gems which is highly unusual. Bruce did give us a couple gem to walk away with but we will ho to a producing min...  more »
  • Spent all day mining with my husband and daughter. The staff is very helpful, wanting you to walk away with great finds. This mine is the real deal. You process your own stones from the same mine that...  more »
  • What amazing and inexpensive fun! As I had three teenagers, a twenty-somethinger, and me, this wonderful experience was less than the cost of a movie. AND WE BROUGHT HOME SAPPHIRES! Bruce was wonderfu...  more »
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  • My sister-in-law and I went up there this past weekend after going to a commercial site in Phillipsburg. That was alright. I was unprepared for the real Mining effect - I mean it is hard work, but thoroughly invigorating and worth the finds. Bruce's knowledge of real mining is phenomenal; he gave us a tour of his real mining operation and you got a real appreciation and admiration for his profession. We came out with many sapphires, garnets and real hexagon crystals. While we were exhausted, it was the most fulfilling time we had and I won't go to a commercial site again. This is the real deal folks - work hard, reap rewards and knowledge! Oh the road from York is dirt/gravel for about 11 miles and 2 turns - be prepared!
  • Love visiting Bruce! This is the real deal!
  • I have tried other popular sapphire places. This one has much better, bigger more cuttable gems than I have found anywhere else. I liked it so much I went back a week later.
  • We have stopped at almost every place in Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming and this place is at the top of our Favorites List! Bruce and his family are the Best! We didn't spend much money and had the best time, even walked away with a small bag of sapphires. if you are in the area, it is a MUST STOP! Thanks Bruce for the great time, education, and your generosity. if we make it back to Montana, we will stop again.
  • Went to the mine yesterday and had an excellent time. We found over 50 stones. Bruce was so helpful and showed us a great time, digging in the dirt.