Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sapphire Mining and Philipsburg, MT

We had fun “mining” for sapphires and amethysts.  We found 21.01 carats of sapphires ranging from colorless, pink, light greens and a couple blue greens.  3.91 carats of them were cutable, but we didn’t want to spend $150 to ship them to Sri Lanka.  We also collected 166.21 carats of amethyst, with one 10.38 carat piece being able to be cut.
On our drive to Philipsburg we saw this herd of big horn sheep!
We enjoyed the Granite County Museum and Cultural Center.
And of course the beautiful and yummy Sweet Factory!  They even had Zotz (one of Mommy’s favorite candies!)
What a beautiful old building.

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