Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Philipsburg
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The mine was closed for the season but the store is open 7 days a week from 12-5. For $25 you can buy a gravel bucket & go gem hunting here. If you are lucky to find something they will make it into j... read more »
It was a great experience. Travis was very helpful getting us started and making sure I didn't screw up cleaning the gravel too much.
First off actual mines were closed for the season, however the in town store was a blast! Workers were awesome!! And fun!! I found 4 sapphires worth heating and cutting. However that was in 3 buckets.... read more »
Fantastic experience, all the staff is super helpful. I was lucky enough to have Ross helping me, not only is he a wealth of knowledge, he's also a kind and attentive person
Got so lucky here, $22 for a bucket of rocks and we walked away with 6.1 carat sapphire
This was such a fun place to visit, dog friendly too! The campground was right next to the mine, making it really accessible. Great prices for what you find, but keep in mind your sapphires have to be evaluated at the end if you want to know which ones are worth anything! ($5 charge if you don't send them off to be heated and cut.) Overall it was great fun, everyone was super friendly, and it felt like a real mine. We'll be going back!
My wife, two daughters and myself came here a couple years ago. Very fun experience and my two girls found a combined 21 carats of green sapphires. We're on a family trip as I type this and headed there again
A fricken awesome place to take out of town guest!
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