Gems are produced under intense heat and pressure, much like a confession after a police interrogation inside a sauna. Get what you're looking for with this Groupon.
$19 for one gem-mining experience ($39 value)
The experience includes:
- One gallon of mining rough filled with gems and minerals for panning
- A gem identification card
- A keeper’s bag
- A crack-at-home geode
Copperhead Creek Gem Mining Company
Where prospectors once used the running waters of a river to search their hauls for gems and gold, Copperhead Creek Gem Mining Company employs a winding wooden sluice. Deputized geologists shovel scoops of raw material sourced from 12 mines into wire mesh sifters, allowing the current to carry off the dirt and reveal the colorful stones that lie within. The company also offers bags of mining rough that are likely to contain fossils and arrowheads, along with geodes that visitors can crack at home by using a hammer or throwing them really hard against a tree.
“Fun to watch the kids sifting for what they think is gold and gems. My two kids enjoyed it and we had a good time. ”
“The whole area is filled with interesting shops and an art museum.Makes you feel like you're on vacation.”
“Fun for the kids and adults alike. We enjoyed mining for gems and the kids really enjoyed the bag of gems they left with. ”