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Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine

201 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858
+1 406-859-4367
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Wonderful Excursion

Wonderful time. Found lots of sapphire. The staff was very helpful. We sent several Carats to be... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Nancy H
Litchfield Park, AZ
via mobile
What's the Gravel?

I am so glad I decided to go to Philipsburg, MT. I bought a bucket of gravel and started looking... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Dickinson, North Dakota
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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: Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend. Wednesday through Saturday. Our Gallery is open Year Round, 7 days a week( major holidays excluded) 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. We also have Philipsburg clothing and many Made in the USA, Made in Montana, and Made in Philipsburg, MT items.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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201 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858
201 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858
+1 406-859-4367
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful time. Found lots of sapphire. The staff was very helpful. We sent several Carats to be faceted. I am so anxious to see the results

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I am so glad I decided to go to Philipsburg, MT. I bought a bucket of gravel and started looking for sapphires at 10:45am and finished looking at 2:15pm. The man that helped me to find the sapphires was so knowledgeable what the stone in...More

1  Thank gowestlarae
Reviewed 25 August 2017 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 18 August 2017

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 15 August 2017 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
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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