The Montana Blue Jewel Mine, Helena

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  • Visited the mine again this summer and was able to find some really great sapphires. As always Bruce was fun to be around and very helpful. Figured I'd better show the rough as well as the finished pr...  more »
  • This is a commercial mine; you dig from the same gravel as the owner. Not fake or pre-packaged. You have to put in the time and the work. Bruce was super helpful and enthusiastic. He wanted us to lear...  more »
  • We were greeted by John from Arizona. He had the fever for sapphire hunting. We showed up for just a little tour of the operation, and before we new it we were mining. We all found a sapphire or two. ...  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.

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