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Montana Gems of Philipsburg

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mined for sapphires

It was an awsome experance. great way to spend an afternoon. we found several cuttable stone. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timthetoolman2
Great afternoon activity

We took my children, 9 and 7, here. We bought the large gem bag and spent the next 2 hours... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
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At Montana Gems of Philipsburg, we offer outside mining for Montana sapphires as well as some fun gem mixes for rock-hounds of all ages. Our gift shop offers regional gemstone jewelry in both sterling and 14k gold, something to fit every budget...more
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204 West Broadway Street, Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an awsome experance. great way to spend an afternoon. we found several cuttable stone. A great way to create a lasting memory. We plan on doing it again on our annual trip to Montana. Fun for the whole family. The people there to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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AnnaP13632, Owner at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, So glad to hear you had a great experience. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and we look forward to seeing you when you're in the area next. Anna

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We took my children, 9 and 7, here. We bought the large gem bag and spent the next 2 hours searching through the bag for goodies. My children came away with shark teeth, amethysts, quartz, crystals, fossils and dirty hands. We had so much fun!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We stayed at a cabin in the area for six days, so had plenty of time to check out the fun things that Philipsburg has to offer. I thought that this sounded fun, and it was! We really enjoyed the set up at Montana Gems;...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

These people were great to me, my children and my grandchildren. They had great prices and treated so much better than the folks across the street treated us last year, so glad we went here!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Zerry G
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Was a destination, and turned out kind of addictive. I bought two $20 bags and we helped our granddaughter find some three dozen small sapphires plus a couple garnets. Staff were extremely helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tacocands
Reviewed August 5, 2018

08-03-2018. This place is in town. There is parking. I'm not sure if there is a handicap path for wheelchairs. We used the steps. The prices for the bags seemed reasonable. $50 for a big bag. $20 for a smaller bag. $20 for a kids...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My 5 year old wanted gems and candy in philipsburg and we got both. We had so much fun sorting through the rock bags. The people in the shop were super friendly and somebody got us setup outside. My 3 year old loved cleaning the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We panned for sapphires with the help of the staff. They show you how to do it and then go over it a second time for you to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Thankfully they do, we missed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

It's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We bought a $30. bag of Sapphire & had a blast. There are a handful a employee that float around and help and recheck your rocks to see if you miss anything. Even bought a bag...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anna P, Owner at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thanks for taking a minute to share your experience. We hope others will appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a fun time with the gemstone hunt! Washing and sorting thru the bag of stones was fun and relaxing. We found a few nice pieces to save for mementos. Gary and Anna, and their family, were helpful and informative. We will be back!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anna P, Owner at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Brian, Thanks for letting us know. We're always happy to hear when families have enjoyed their visit here. We hope to see you again. Anna

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Dan S
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Response from Fishinggall49 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the bags were salted because they guaranteed you would find sapphires. Those bags ran about $20-25. The "kiddie" bags were so that the young children would have more fun finding stone. (From the looks of those - no... More
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