Have you found your own raw Sapphires in a gravel bag or at a public mine?

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Have you found your own raw Sapphires in a gravel bag or at a public mine?

js250 js250
I have many sapphires, the mine is just up the road from my house. I have bought the gravel bags, raw buckets and also played at the mine. I admit--I prefer the big bucket, in a bag and going through it at home. My collection measures about 1/2 cup.

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09/03/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I never did get to do that ... :-/
09/03/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
That sounds so cool!!
09/03/2012
Rossie Rossie
You're allowed to roam freely in a mine?
09/03/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
I would love to be able to find my own stones. My step-dad knows how to cut, polish and set stones to make jewelry.
09/03/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
That's awesome, tell me more
09/03/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
That's cool!
09/04/2012
potstickers potstickers
I once went through a bucket of mined dirt, but all I found was some quartz.
09/04/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I have many sapphires, the mine is just up the road from my house. I have bought the gravel bags, raw buckets and also played at the mine. I admit--I prefer the big bucket, in a bag and going through it at home. My collection measures about 1/2 ...
...*needs to google local mines*
Nah, all I have is a large collection of quartz I find whenever we take my mom's bf's father down to the fishing pond he likes.
Although a few of them are the size of a fist, so that's pretty cool. :3

I love finding sparkly rocks. xD
09/04/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
You're allowed to roam freely in a mine?
Not the mine itself--but outside the mine there is the gift shop & jewelry store, a small park and the PUBLIC work area. Sorry I was not too clear on that, lol!!
09/04/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
Sounds amazing. No sapphires for me. I did find a ruby though. =]
09/04/2012
hjtee hjtee
Never done it. But I have found other precious stones in gravel pits.
09/04/2012
married with children married with children
dont have any mines around me, but that sounds like fun.
09/06/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
Yep, did that when I was a kid in MT and also in NC (I think, can't remember for sure). Would love to do it again!!!!
09/06/2012
XxXxX XxXxX
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I have many sapphires, the mine is just up the road from my house. I have bought the gravel bags, raw buckets and also played at the mine. I admit--I prefer the big bucket, in a bag and going through it at home. My collection measures about 1/2 ...
Always been a dream of mine to do a mining trip. In fact my ex husband and I wanted to do it for our honeymoon that never happened. I still want to sometime.
09/06/2012
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