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Montana Blue Jewel Mine

5582 Four Cees Road, Helena, MT 59602
+1 406-437-8605
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2nd Summer here

Visited the mine again this summer and was able to find some really great sapphires. As always... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Travis B
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Noxon, Montana
The real deal!

This is a commercial mine; you dig from the same gravel as the owner. Not fake or pre-packaged. You... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
bruce g
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This place is seasonally closed. We will be open May 2017. Check our website for updates!
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“the real deal” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5582 Four Cees Road, Helena, MT 59602
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+1 406-437-8605
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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 product. :)

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 learn about mining and to find good...More

Thank bruce g
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

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. A fun day for all...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

It is a long way there on a gravel road. The lady refused to let us look as we didn't have reservations. We had tried two times, one and two days before, leaving messages on their phone. She said to blame Verizon. We asked if...More

1  Thank Becky0308
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go to find your own gems. The excitement of the hunt, getting dirty working up a sweat. Learning about how it is all done seeing the end product and having that sense of achievement. I would advise lots of water...More

1  Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We drove to the mine from Great Falls Montana, following the directions online. We didn't realize just how far off the beaten path we would be going, but it was well worth every mile! When we got there we met Bruce the owner of the...More

Thank Stacy F
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

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 mine next time.

1  Thank Aggr69
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

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 the owners use. It isn't fancy, no...More

3  Thank jillbean329
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

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 wonderful, very patient and helpful, and he spent time with us to make...More

5  Thank shellynneS
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Me, my wife, and my 5 year old went and had a blast!! From the moment we got there, Bruce treated us so well it felt like we were family. I can't thank Bruce enough for the epic day we had! Having never mined before...More

7  Thank Tom H
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
Material is gold dredge tailings from years ago. It is excavated into a pile. From here you dig & dry screen (concentrate). The cost of the concentrated material is $10 per 5 gallon bucket (as of 2015 season), with a... More
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