We went straight to the source to learn more about Montana Sapphire from the Rock Creek mountains of Montana. We were honored to have a guided tour from Warren Boyd, of Potentate. From the early findings, mining techniques to how they responsibly source Sapphires to ensure many years of sapphires to come.
00:00:00 Who drank all the coffee?
00:47:50 Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
01:04:00 Introduction to Warren Boyd
01:34:00 Tell us about you first! How did you get here?
02:29:50 How did you get involved with this particular project?
02:59:00 How long have you been actively mining this area?
< Some discussion about ethically and responsibly mining>
04:17:50 On-site Water Clarification System
05:07:00 Why is so important in this particular situation/setting?
05:49:00 Why water clarification for the production side?
06:17:00 THE AMOUNT OF SAPPHIRE!! How is that?
07:35:50 Tell us about the percentage of the size of rough that your typically retrieve
08:19:00 What does that mean as the sufficient size to cut and facet?
09:07:00 How does that break down size wise?
09:50:00 What is the average percentage from a rough to a cut stone? What percentage do you retain?
11:05:00 This feels like home
12:45:00 The cows are a coming
13:10:00 The reclamation of the land and a little more history of the mine
15:08:00 Technology advancement in mining
15:56:00 Only mining 5 acres at a time . . .more details about land reclamation