Philipsburg, MT

  • Phone: 406-859-6725
  • Website: www.montanagems.net
  • Length of Vacation: 1/2 Day
  • Cost: Varies on gem bag $25 – $99
  • Open: Year round (call to be sure)
  • Type of Prospecting: Sapphires
  • Equipment: Provided
  • Instruction: Provided
  • Lodging: In Philipsburg
  • Meals: Not provided

From their web site:

Located in historic Philipsburg, MT – just 78 miles southeast of Missoula, Montana and 60 miles west of Butte, Montana on the Pintler Scenic Highway.

Our outdoor mining area offers you a place to find your very own treasure! With a variety of gem gravels to choose from and free use of our gem screening area, you are guaranteed to have a good time. It’s outdoor family fun for “kids” of all ages! A running water flume and mining themed entrance enhance your Montana mining and panning experience.

We also offer thunder eggs and geodes that contain a surprise inside! We’ll cut it open for free so you can see just how amazing your purchase really is.

Our store is a treasure for rock-hounds but we also carry many Made-in-Montana gifts and local art that appeal to just about everyone. If you’re in the area, stop in and see what’s new – open daily 9am to 7pm. A nice place to spend a little time and experience Montana.