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Small sapphire tubs now available.

Monster Mine - 3 1/2 gallons of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.

Small Tub
$25.00



Go Mining!

Purchase sapphire gravel to 'mine' sapphires from the comfort of your own home. Makes a great gift idea!

 

Does EVERYONE find sapphires?...

Dear Russ and Deb Thompson,
"Hello, this is Deana. My husband Clay, my girls and my obnoxious dog as well as myself were there this past Monday and Tuesday. I just thought I'd drop you a brief line to let you know that we found 20 sapphires totaling 38 carats, many of them 2 carats and over. We had a great time! I really enjoyed myself. Thanks you."  Deana

Q.Can you recommend a place to stay?

A. You can contact the state commerce department 1-800-visitmt or go to their link on our site at www.sapphiremine.com and request an accomodations guide and travel brochures.  Helena, the state capitol, is a ten mile drive.  Also check Helena Chamber of Commerce (1-406-442-4120). You have choices of motels, bed and breakfast, forest service cabins (US government in the phone book-1-406-449-5490) or campgrounds within 3 miles of the sapphire mine (state-Devil's Elbow, Clark's Bay; federal-Vigilante Campground, private-Lincoln Road RV, Helena Campground or Kim's Marina).

Q. I read that the mine opens on April 1st, what's the best time of the year to go?

A.  The Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine is open year around but the digging is no fun if the ground is still frozen.  April can be iffy - so call for weather updates.  You can see local temperature and forecasts on the local newspaper: www.helenair.com. Heaven in Montana starts after the 4th of July and continues through September. View photos of the mine (winter months vs. summer) under "Newsletters" or order sapphire gravel to mine at home at www.sapphiremine.com

Sapphire Mine Special

No specials currently available.

Order Sapphire Gravel Products
PDF Order Form

>>Instruction Card for mining sapphire gravel.
>>IMPORTANT: Make sure you choose your shipping location when placing your order. Otherwise, the form will not allow you to place your order.

Rocks to Riches
Our new educational video “From Rocks to Riches”!  Be one of the first to order this educational and informative video on sapphire hunting at my introductory price of $24.  Chapters include history, mine operation, sapphire mining techniques and a personal tour of the Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine.
Pay

$24.00 US Postpaid

View video teasers:
Gem Hunt | Sapphire Find | Screen Shake

 

NEW PRODUCTS

Monster Mine - 3 1/2 gallons of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.

Montana Treasure Box Temporarily Sold Out
Comes with buried treasures. Uncover polished rocks, crystals and a faceted gem.
The Treasure Chests are 4" long 3" wide and 3" tall.

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Monster Mine - 3 1/2 gallons of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.

Small Tub
Small sapphire tubs now available.

Pay

$25 US Postpaid   - Continental US Only

Supply limited.

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SAPPHIRE GRAVEL PRODUCTS

Monster Mine - 3 1/2 gallons of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.

 

Sapphire Mine Special
Guaranteed Spokane Bar Monster Mine

You'll never have to worry about not finding sapphires in this package.  The gravel is virgin material but "enhanced" with  nice blue, treated sapphires to give a guaranteed strike!  You receive approximately a 3 gallon container of Sapphire gravel for 'mining'.  Order includes 'mining' instructions and faceting coupon.  Guaranteed Sapphires!

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$120.00 US Postpaid - Continental US Only
*Please allow two weeks for delivery*
*prices subject to change*

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Mini Mine - 1 gallon of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.

Sapphire Mine Special
Monster Mine Party Pak Monster Mine

Guaranteed ENHANCED
Approximately 3 gallon Monster Mine, guaranteed (like the other one) but 1/4 cup of small garnets added.  Good for entertaining or resale.

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$150.00 US Postpaid - Continental US Only
*Please allow two weeks for delivery*
*prices subject to change*

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Monster Mine - 3 1/2 gallons of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.

Sapphire Mine Special
Monster Mine
You receive one 3 gallon (approximate) container of sapphire gravel for 'mining'.  Order includes 'mining' instructions and faceting coupon.
 
Supply Limited
Pay

$95.00 US Postpaid - Continental US Only
*Please allow two weeks for delivery*
*prices subject to change*

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EL Dorado

Sapphire Mine Special
El-Dorado E-Monster Mine
From the famed mining location of the El-dorado bar, we bring you the El-Dorado E-Monster Mine.  You receive one 3 gallon (approximate) container of Sapphire gravel for 'mining' from the El-Dorado diggings.  Order includes 'mining' instructions and faceting coupon.  Order Now.  Limited supply available.
Supply Limited

$120.00 US Postpaid - Continental US Only

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Mini Mine - 1 gallon of bulk sapphire gravel to mine from your own home.
Sapphire Mine Special

Mini Mine
You receive one 1 Gallon (approximate) Container of Sapphire gravel for 'mining'.  Order includes 'mining' instructions and faceting coupon.

Pay

$49.99 US Postpaid - Continental US Only

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Hobby Box
The Hobby Box is approximately a pint of sapphire gravel in a 4"x4"x3" inch box designed for gifts and smaller 'mining trips'.  The boxes are stuffed with the gravel that fell through the screens - mostly small sapphires and garnets - but lots of them!  Does not come with a faceted stone. 

1 Hobby Box:  $29.99 US Postpaid - Continental US Only

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Hobby Box Enhanced!
The Hobby Box is approximately a pint of sapphire gravel in a 4"x4"x3" inch box designed for gifts and smaller 'mining trips'.  The boxes are stuffed with the gravel that fell through the screens - mostly small sapphires and garnets - but lots of them! The ENHANCED Hobby Box comes with a small faceted blue sapphire added.

1 Hobby Box:  $35.00 US Postpaid - Continental US Only

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Winter Garnet Gravel
The Winter Garnet Gravel Box is approximately a pint of garnet gravel in a 4"x4"x3" inch box designed for gifts and smaller 'mining trips'.  Each garnet gravel box comes with either a round or heart garnet similar to the display to the left!  Guaranteed Garnets!

1 Winter Garnet Gravel Box:  $29.99 US Postpaid - Continental US Only

Round shaped: Pay
Heart shaped: Pay

 

Gem Hunt
The Gem Hunt is a fish tank of sand full of faceted gems here at the Gold Fever Rock Shop.  Faceted gems in the sand box include amethyst, citrine, garnet, ruby, sapphire, topaz, moonstone, peridot, opal, topaz, iolite, tourmaline, and smoky quartz.  Sizes vary from tiny up to chunky. 


$22.99 US Postpaid - Continental US Only
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Gem Kit
You receive one original starter Gem Kit which includes:

bullet Sapphire Gravel
bullet Garnet Gravel
bullet Mini Screen and Tweezers
bullet Faceted Sapphire and Garnet
bullet 'Mining' Instructions and Faceting Coupon
  Makes a great gift!

$49.99 US Postpaid - Continental US Only
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Micro Mine...Educational Sample Pack
These are the "tour special" bags for schools or groups. These are fairly divided so each participant will find sapphires and interesting minerals. The larger buckets of material tend to settle by weight. There are some people that can see better, grab faster and natural aggression can elbow out the timid. The Educational Pack bags are presented for a solitary miner’s success in gem hunting!
 
You receive ten (10) pint plus bags of Sapphire gravel.
Pay

$120.00 US Postpaid

 

ACCESSORIES & TOOLS

Find Fun & Fortune at Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine

Pamphlet by Deb Thompson

$5.00 US
Downloadable PDF file

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A "history in the making" tour pamphlet of the Montana sapphire diggings.  Written by Deb Thompson.

Cost:  $5.00 U.S. downloadable in PDF Format

Large Screen

10"x10" double meshed

Cost:  $18.00 U.S. each (+ shipping)

$18.00 US

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Small Screen
Temporarily Sold Out
7"X7"
 
Cost:  $14.00 U.S. each (+ shipping)

 


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Sample Sapphire
 
Get a sample sapphire with your order.  Cost:  $12.00 U.S. each.NOTE:  photo is representative, not exact design or same piece. 
 
Visit the cut Sapphire Gems page.
$12.00 US

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Sample Garnet
 
Get a sample garnet stone with your order.  Cost:  $10.00 U.S. each.  NOTE:  photo is representative, not exact design or same piece. 
 
Visit the cut Sapphire Gems page.
$10.00 US

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Gem Pick Up Tool
 
The Gem Pickup tool is forpicking gems out of the gravel or for showing off the faceted stones. Cost:  $15.00 U.S. each.
 
Visit the cut Sapphire Gems page.
$15.00 US

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Gift Certificates
 
Gift Certificates will be sent by US post
office, free postage.  Certificates are redeemable by coming by or calling the Sapphire Mine.
 
Visit the cut Sapphire Gems page.


 

Amount:
Pay

Tweezers
 
Cost:  $5.00 U.S. each (+ shipping)

$5.00 US

Pay

 

National Geographic
1991 Back Issue

The National Geographic Magazine is a 1991 back issue featuring sapphires. It has good background information about sapphires and mentions the Montana sapphire deposits, both El Dorado Bar and Spokane Bar. For those that want to learn more about sapphires, this is good educational material.

$5.00 US
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*Monthly Orders are sent at the end of each month.  Your credit card will automatically be billed each month for your monthly product order.

Mining for Sapphires:The sapphire gravel is currently being mined from a pit that is 28 feet deep. The overburden has been removed to the pay level. We dig the last four feet and into the bedrock shale with a 955 loader. The gravel is transported to the trommel where masses of material are concentrated by machine. The light weight gravel is washed away. The heavy gravel is transported to a drying bin and bucketed for sale as concentrate. The gravel is a result of an ancient, alluvial, river deposit left on a bench or gravel bar 100 feet above the current Missouri River. There are many naturally occurring minerals, besides sapphires, garnets and gold that one may find. Those rocks and minerals are described in the tour booklet.Click to verify

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  We also sell many other precious stones, minerals, and fossils.

Most orders shipped via UPS ground (unless otherwise specified):

bullet All weights and measurements are approximate and will vary somewhat depending upon the heavy materials in the package, such as iron content or dampness of the material. We have averaged the shipping costs for an overall package cost.
bullet Prices subject to change. All funds are in U.S. dollars.
bullet UPS orders outside Continental USA are higher because of shipping fees. If shipped via USPS (vs. UPS), shipping time takes 6-8 weeks.
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Return Policy:  

There are no guarantees.  If you want a guarantee, order the GemKit, as we have added gemstones to make them guaranteed.  The sapphire gravel cannot be returned.  The material is very costly due to the weight.  Sapphires are a valuable gemstone.  If even one rough sapphire is extracted out of the gravel, the value of the shipment has been tampered or diminished.  We cannot know if this has happened.   We cannot guarantee your ultimate success.  The rough sapphire must be faceted to have a finished product.  This takes a lot of time and the final result is unknown.  Sapphires are a naturally occurring mineral.  They are known to have inclusions and imperfections.  They are often colorless and their value can be low or unverified.  This material is sold so you can experience mining for fun and recreation.  It can be a hobby or for the enjoyment of rock and gem collectors.  High value sapphires, gold nuggets and other minerals are known to be found in all material sold.

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