Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
We love visitors of all ages. If you're planning a vacation in Montana join us for a sapphire mining experience the whole family will love. We're Montana's largest, oldest and funnest sapphire mine, with the best facilities, equipment and fun loving, helpful staff. Hidden in the mountains of Montana - we're hard to find but worth the drive.

Located between Hamilton and Philipsburg, Montana in the aptly named Sapphire Mountains you can discover your own Montana Treasure - a Montana sapphire gemstone from Gem Mountain. As seen on TV - Grab a bucket of sapphire gravel, belly up to the wash trough and find Montana sapphires. Depending how you handle your gravel and wash screen this might just be the dirtiest good, clean family fun you can have.

* Sapphire Gravel Concentrate * Montana Sapphire Gemstones * Silver and Gold Sapphire Jewelry * Wash Screens and Gold Pans * Gemstone Supplies

SEASONAL - We're located in the mountains and it gets cold here. The retail store and gravel wash trough are open every summer from the weekend before Memorial Day until October 1st (weather dependent).

Hours + Season of Operation

Season: Mine is seasonal; Store open year-round

Reservation Information

Walk-ins Welcome
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Payment Methods

American Express
Master Card
In-State Personal Check
Out-of-State Personal Check
Travelers Checks


Family Fun
Gem Hunting
Sapphire Mining
Wildlife Viewing

Services Offered

Gift Shop
Handicapped Accessible
Public Restroom
Snack Bar
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