Natural El Dorado sapphire paydirt from Helena, Montana. This gravel is not mine-run, nothing has been washed out of the material, only the large rocks screened out. Pulled from the pay-layer, this paydirt runs rich in Montana sapphire with a chance at a gold flake or two! This “lottery ticket” packaged in a rustic wood box should put a smile on the face of the treasure-hunter in your life. Keep the sturdy wooden box to house your mining tools or other treasures afterwards.
Natural Montana sapphires are a form of corundum. They form in every color in Montana, though usually a pale blue or green. Heat-treating is an acceptable form of enhancement and will often turn a pale, cloudy stone into a clean, bright rich colored sapphire. Montana Sapphires in yellows, oranges, pinks and purples are also found but are more rare. Montana sapphires are a 9 on the MOHS hardness scale, making them ideal specimens for jewelry due to their durability.
The box is made of natural wood with metal hinges. The sapphire gravel comes in a burlap sack that is also reusable. Mining instructions and photo are included to help walk you through the mining process.
There is a little room in the box if you’d like to add on extra goodies – like tweezers, a scale or a loupe.
Outside dimensions are 10″ x 9″x 51/4″ and weighs approximately 13 pounds.
- No returns on gravel products.
- Jewelry can be returned within 10 days in same condition unless customized.
- Custom products are non-returnable, non-refundable.
- All other merchandise may be returned within 30 day of purchase if returned in original condition.
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If you would like to return an item, please contact us at 406-859-6725 for return authorization.
We will refund your purchase price less 10% restocking fee to the payment method used for purchase upon receipt of your item.