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204 W. Broadway
P.O. Box 825
Philipsburg, MT 59858

Sapphire Mining

Philipsburg, MT

Sapphire Mining

Sapphire mining is a great family activity. There are 3 options for sapphire mining in historic downtown Philipsburg, Montana. Spend some time treasure hunting and find your Montana sapphire souvenir. Both indoor and outdoor facilities available - Come make some memories today.

Philipsburg, Mt was founded on silver mining but after the silver market crashed, Granite became a ghost town. When the gold rush was gaining ground, miners in these parts were finding unknown pale pebbles in their sluice boxes. Those "pebbles" were later identified as sapphires. After the development of heat-treating, those sapphires became much more sought after. Today, there is some healthy sapphire mining activity in the area. Come join the fun and find your beautiful Montana sapphire.

Gem Mountain

Gem Mountain gift shop - open year-round in beautiful downtown Philipsburg, MT. Offers unique gifts, sapphire mining, washing Montana sapphire gravel and finding gemstones.

Phone: 1 (406) 859-4367
201 West Broadway
P.O. Box 148
Philipsburg, MT 59858

Added: Mar 29, 2012 - Updated: Mar 27, 2018

Montana Gems of Philipsburg

Mine Montana sapphires and other gems in our running water flume! All kids get a free geode when mining. Visit our store for Made in Montana treasures, faceting services, custom jewelry creations and friendly staff. Mine your own gem or choose from our selection of sapphire, garnet, Montana agates and Idaho opals. Order on-line for year-round Montana sapphire mining fun in your own home!

Phone: 1 (406) 859-6725
204 W Broadway
P.O. Box 825
Philipsburg, MT 59858

Added: Mar 30, 2012 - Updated: Mar 27, 2018