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Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine & Gold Fever Rock Shop

5360 Castles Rd, Helena, MT 59602-6423
+1 406-227-8989
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Not as good as advertised.

We gug ore where they told us to and found very little. purchased a 30# bag labeled ML( supposed to... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Leonard S
Keizer, Or.
You can find lots of pretty rocks.

We went here in the afternoon and spent about 2-3 hours here. We got one Spokane bag and shared it... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
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5360 Castles Rd, Helena, MT 59602-6423
+1 406-227-8989
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We gug ore where they told us to and found very little. purchased a 30# bag labeled ML( supposed to be the best ore) for $100 and found some very tiny sapphires. Kinda like going to a casino and losing your money but you do...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went here in the afternoon and spent about 2-3 hours here. We got one Spokane bag and shared it between the two of us (myself and my 13 yr old son). He got tired after about 3 trays. So I did the rest. The...More

Thank reef2ajay
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A fun day of sapphire hunting. The temp was literally 100 degrees the day we went. There are tables in the shade and water misters overhead to keep you cool. You can buy a bag to mine for either 50, 75, or 100 dollars.

1  Thank berly24
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Mining was a super neat and unique experience. The staff was so helpful and nice. We went up the hill and got our own bucket at first. Although we were unsuccessful in finding gems with our first go around it was still a great experience...More

2  Thank FlossyAnne97
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went in late May and sifted through a bag of "concentrate" from the El Dorado Bar. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed playing in the rocks. We found a few sapphires, about 5 were big enough to have cut. These aren't high quality...More

7  Thank kshea052016
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A 20 minute or so drive outside of Helena, Montana will get you to the Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine shop where, for a fee, you'll be able to purchase a sack of sapphire gravel from one of the company's operational mines. Then it's just a...More

1  Thank Writetrak
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My son and I had a great day picking through our rocks, we even found several rough sapphirestart and garnets! The staff was friendly and informative about the history of the area and how to effectively go through our rock dig. Will definitely go back!

1  Thank Shawna M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Second visit to Spokane Bar. Had just as much fun the second time. On this visit we had 2 teen girls, and a senior in our party. Everyone had fun and everyone found a sapphire of cut size and quality from the Spokane bag we...More

1  Thank peanutsmomcalgary
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Took my family out to the "store" at the mine had a great time. The staff is very helpful and instructive. Your equipment is provided, all you do is buy your bag of "dirt" to go through. We all found gems in our bag even...More

Thank Shar0nstone
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Depending on the time you put in, you can usually walk away with a pretty good bag of goodies! It's exciting to go through raw material to find treasures, but you need to have a large chunk of time to do it right. If you...More

1  Thank rfb01
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