Montana Sapphires
By Moosetrack Megan

Montana State Parks ( announced the sixth edition of its Friday Evening programs will be held this Friday, June 30th from 8 to 9pm.


Montana has produced more sapphires than any other state and continues to produce sapphires from placer deposits in southwestern Montana. Sapphires are mined from the Rock Creek district west of Philipsburg and from deposits along Hauser Lake in the Helena area.


Tonight, we will learn from Dick Berg. Dick has been here with us in the past and we are happy to have him again! He will be joining us from the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology and Montana Tech.


For more information e-mail Brian Turner


What: Friday evening program


When: Friday, June 30th, from 8-9p


Where: Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park – Visitors Center 25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Rd.

Whitehall, MT 59759


Cost: Free to those registered in the campground or registered Montana drivers.

$6 to out of state visitors.


From the exit 274 on I-90 we are 13 miles south on Highway 287 and 5 miles west on MT 2.

From the Cardwell exit 256 on I-90 we are 7 miles east along MT 2.


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Brian Turner

AmeriCorps Member

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Whitehall, MT   59759

(406) 287-3541

(248) 463-8623