Purchase a bag of mining rough, and make your way to the water sluice. A water sluice is a trough of running water where bags of mining "rough" are emptied and sifted through screen trays. The water washes away the dirt, revealing sparkling gems and minerals. Its like panning for gold! You will discover garnets, rose quartz, fool's gold, emeralds, aquamarines and many other beautiful stones and use the identification charts to accurately identify exactly what you have found. Try your hand at sifting for fossils or arrowheads too. And all the treasures you find are yours to take home!
Ask about our special discounted group rates if you book a reservation in advance (must have at least 15 students or at least 15 adults).(Prices do not include tax)
Once you've found your gemstone treasures, there are other hidden treasures waiting for your discovery: ancient volcanic geodes. Select your geode, and watch as we carefully cut it in half to reveal its inner world of mineral beauty.
Geodes are usually spherical hollow rocks containing crystalline structures that vary in chemical compound, size, color, density and internal shape.
Geodes are some-what of a mystery. Not only is it impossible for one to know exactly what’s on the inside but also the formation of geodes is still scientifically unconfirmed. However, each geode offers a unique glimpse of the spontaneous beauty
nature can generate with the earth’s minerals.
Geodes priced by size from $6.00 (1-2" diameter) to $45.00 (6-8" diameter) You receive both halves. Prices do not include tax
We have both an indoor and outdoor water sluice. Children may take part in an activity where they make jewelry from the gems they find.
We have Fossils, Gems. Minerals. Check out the fossil dishes, candlesticks and other wares all from Morocco. We have agate slices, amethyst cathedrals, hematite, crystals both clear and smokey, Mexican calcite in various colors, meteorites, lamps, pyrite, desert rose, polished rocks, jewelry and much, much more.