Lewis & Clark Sapphire MineNatural faceted Montana sapphires, cutting rough and bags of sapphire gravel. Buy mine direct!

Montana’s only true precious gemstone mined today are sapphires. These beautiful, all natural sapphires are mined from the Eldorado Bar sapphire deposit located off of the Missouri River. Montana sapphires come in a rainbow of colors including natural color-changers. Sapphire is a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale of 1 to 10. Every sapphire has its own unique crystal structure. A well cut natural Montana sapphire will display and retain its beauty and color forever. Throughout history sapphires were the jewels of choice for the crowns of all European royal families. We offer to you, direct from the mine, Montana sapphire rough, cut sapphires and bags of concentrated sapphire gravel. The all natural Montana sapphire is your opportunity to own a “piece of Montana”, the Treasure State.

Some interesting facts about Sapphires

Montana Sapphires come in a rainbow of colors, including color changing. We do find an occasional ruby & have lots of garnets.

  • Padparadscha is soft pink orange in color & is very rare
  • Sapphires are 9 on MOHS scale, the second hardest mineral after diamonds
  • They are unaffected by acids or other chemicals
  • The most popular & valued color is blue
  • Every sapphire has its own unique crystal structure

GLOSSARY

  • HUE refers to the sapphire’s basic color
  • SATURATION also called color purity & intensity
  • TONE refers to the amount of color in the sapphire ranging from very light to very dark.

Catalog

Montana sapphires come in a rainbow of colors including natural color-changers. We offer to you, direct from the mine, faceted Montana sapphires, cutting rough and bags of sapphire gravel.
Rough
Sapphires & Garnets

View our rough uncut sapphires and garnets available directly to you.

Cut Gems
Color Chooser

A well cut natural Montana sapphire will display and retain its beauty and color forever

Gravel Bags
Mine At Home

These sapphires gravel bags are mined from the Eldorado Bar sapphire deposit located off of the Missouri River.