Rocks and Minerals for Sale
for mining sapphire gravel.
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|STONES, ROCKS, AND MORE FOR SALE|
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.
Kilos of Beryl
ADDITIONAL NOTES: We also sell many other precious stones, minerals, and fossils.
Most orders shipped via UPS ground (unless otherwise specified):
|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.|
|Prices subject to change. All funds are in U.S. dollars.|
|UPS orders outside Continental USA are higher because of shipping fees. If shipped via USPS (vs. UPS), shipping time takes 6-8 weeks.|
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.