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Montana Blue Jewel Mine

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We’re addicted

We visited Bruce’s mine twice this season and had a blast. Rock enthusiasts will get hooked, but... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
428dashah
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Great Falls, Montana
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Awesome Experience

We had no clue what to do, but Bruce explained the process. It is so interesting, and gives me an... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Pamela C
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This place is seasonally closed. We will be open May 2017. Check our website for updates!
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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5582 Four Cees Road, Helena, MT 59602
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited Bruce’s mine twice this season and had a blast. Rock enthusiasts will get hooked, but it’s good fun for everyone. This experience is different from the others in MT bc you learn genuine mining. Bruce is a great source of information and awesome...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We had no clue what to do, but Bruce explained the process. It is so interesting, and gives me an appreciation as to the mining back in the day. There are gold tailings from the dredging which reminded me of my Sumpter, Oregon. But in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

While a little hard to find, and not a polished touristy experience, the Montana Blue Jewel Mine is a hidden gem for anyone passing through Montana. The owner Bruce is friendly and helpful with a contagious enthusiasm and great sense of humor. The gem hunting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Weatherman99
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Had a blast with Bruce at his mine today! Had a lot of success!!!! We have been to a few other mines, and this one had a better set up and methods of sorting through the rocks. We will be coming back!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jake-Natalie C
Reviewed November 6, 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. :)

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Travis B
Reviewed September 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank bruce g
Reviewed August 15, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Stacyswingingrocks
Reviewed August 1, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Becky0308
Reviewed July 7, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed July 1, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Stacy F
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Nikki W
July 4, 2018|
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There are good directions to the mine on the website, which I can't link to here, but google it. The last few miles are terrible gravel / dirt roads, but as long as you go slow, you'll be fine. Your GPS may act up, but... More
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We live in the area and went in just to see if we wanted to come back. A lday and her kids were the only ones looking. We were talking to the guy and the lady starts getting excited and comes over with a stone. He said... More
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