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Montana Gems of Philipsburg

204 West Broadway Street, Philipsburg, MT 59858
+1 406-859-6725
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Don't buy a diamond, get a gemstone that is actually rare.

We had a lot of fun here searching for Montana treasures. We went through one bucket of dirt and... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Michael H
via mobile
Sapphires galore!

I have been to Philipsburg a few times but have never stopped here before, and am not sure why... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Laura B
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
204 West Broadway Street, Philipsburg, MT 59858
+1 406-859-6725
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lot of fun here searching for Montana treasures. We went through one bucket of dirt and found several dozen jems. None worth cutting, but it was fun to find them nonetheless. The staff here were very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a...More

Thank Michael H
Anna P, Owner at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, responded to this review

Hello Michael. Thank you for sharing your experience here. We are glad you had a great time and love that you appreciate the beauty and uniqueness found in a Montana Sapphire. We hope to see you again. Anna

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Philipsburg a few times but have never stopped here before, and am not sure why. Went with some friends and their young kids. We split a big $50 bag to look for sapphires. The largest I found was 1.25 karats, my...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by a friend to stop by this place on our travels, and we're sure glad we did! We bought the $25 "grab bag" of rocks and found all sorts of fun gems, perfect for ourselves and for gifts. We had a blast...More

Thank foxxykiwi
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stumbled upon this neat little town with my family while on a cross country RV trip. We wanted to experience some "gem mining". We had such a great time and our kids (7 and 10) had a blast. Philipsburg is such a quaint place and...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The real surprise is in the shop not the bag of dirt we purchased. Really...Doug is awesome....We purchased a bag of Missouri River pay dirt to screen for sapphires...Found 10 big cut-able sapphires and then Doug re-screened our dirt and found another small and a...More

1  Thank akbuddie
Anna P, Owner at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your great experience! We can't always be here but strive to find outstanding staff that can make your visit memorable, and it sounds like Doug did just that. You should have some beautiful gems when they are finished - we look...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Bought a bag for our 7 year old to explore for gems. She didn't care that it was 50° outside, she was so excited to see what she could find. She found a large amethyst in her first clean. So happy, mainly because it's her...More

Thank Ryno19
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We knew we wanted to "mine" for sapphires in Philipsburg. We stopped at the first place we found. We shared a $50 bag on Montana dirt and found a few small gems. It was fun and could get addicting. The staff was friendly and fun...More

Thank Cheryle S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Anna is the best and really helped us to find the most sapphires in our bag of gravel. She also double checked or washes and found additional gems. You could not ask for more. Wash your gravel here and get good sapphires.

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I believe we were helped by Anna, I was surprised that once she sold us the bag of gravel that she didn't stop there. Obviously, she knows that even though she explains how to do it, we really don't know how it will look when...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice little shop of rocks and minerals. The sales folks are very friendly. You can also do some sapphire sifting using large buckets of, hopefully, pay dirt.

Thank BaltimoreRedbird
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