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Montana Blue Jewel Mine

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Address: 5582 Four Cees Road, Helena, MT 59602
Phone Number: +1 406-437-8605
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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PLEASE CALL TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE SHOWING UP - WE HAVE LIMITED...

PLEASE CALL TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE SHOWING UP - WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE. We offer Fee Digs during the Spring and Summer Months. Please call in advance to book your visit, as this will allow us to plan for your group size, as well as make sure that we will be open on the day of your visit.

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Gems!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jillbean329
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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 bags ready for you, with gems added. Be ready to get dirty, work hard, and... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 sure we could find sapphires. AND WE DID! We had so much fun there, all... More 

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1 Thank shellynneS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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 (but used to hard work), he walked us through the steps, and when I told... More 

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4 Thank Tom H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the jewels of our vacation (pun intended). I came with my wife and 3 kids and we hadn't a clue what we were doing. Bruce was so helpful and ensured that we 1) had a good time and 2) that we were able to recognize and come home with a few sapphires. Prepare to get dirty... More 

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2 Thank DLambirth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Bruce June 19th and 20th. Bruce gave us a tour of the mine and spent a lot of time teaching us how to find and recognize a sapphire. His mining operation definitely gives you the opportunity to find Montana sapphires if you are willing to put in the work. We came away with some beautiful... More 

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2 Thank Stacey B
Noxon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I have been looking forward to going here for a while. This place is a lot more work than the more touristy places but I was able to come away sore and feeling accomplished. Bruce and his family are awesome. Friendly and helpful as they come. On this particular trip I really wanted to find a cutable garnet but didn't...... More 

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1 Thank Travis B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great they are kind and helpful they want you to find gems. Great place lots of repeat customers that tells you its a great place to go I had tons of fun and got gems too. Must go place I will be going back next year and I'm from Indiana don't even look at bad reviews they are not true

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1 Thank Elizabeth W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We spent an afternoon here with the kids mining for gems. Bruce is wonderful! We found sapphires and a garnet of cuttable size, very exciting! Very enjoyable, expect to be a bit tired and dirty by the end ;-) Highly recommend as a family activity!

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Summerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My wife and I took our three children (7, 10 and 13) to the Montana Blue Jewel Mine in August. It was so much fun for all of us. Bruce had a large group engaged in a fee dig (note, not "free dig" as one previous reviewer seemed to misinterpret) when we arrived, but he did an excellent job of... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is the real deal. Mine owner Bruce spent the day making darn sure everyone had a great time and left with sapphires. His enthusiasm is contagious, his knowledge is incredible, and his stories will keep you smiling. He also took the time to give us a tour of the mine and explain how everything operates. I have been to... More 

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