$19 for Gem-Mining Experience and Geode at Copperhead Creek Gem Mine and Rock Shop in Nashville


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In a Nutshell

  • Mixed collection of shiny stones
  • Pan at on-site sluice
  • Stone information card
  • Shiny take-home geode

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Promotional value expires Jul 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Without the ingenuity of gem miners, prospective grooms would be forced to fish for precious stones from the bellybuttons of trolls. Avoid upsetting unsuspecting ogres with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a 2-gallon bucket of mixed gemstones for panning (a $32 value) and a geode (a $6 value) (a $38 total value) at Copperhead Creek Gem Mine and Rock Shop, located in Nashville on the southwest corner of the Iris Garden complex.

Located in the beating heart of Brown County, Indiana, the Copperhead Creek Gem Mine and Rock Shop puts wannabe gem hoarders in the scraggly bearded prospector’s seat with buckets of mining rough to sift through using an old-fashioned water sluice. A guaranteed bounty of lauded geological finds, such as gemstones, arrowheads, and vitamin C tablets, comprises the 2-gallon buckets, a mixture gathered from more than 12 mines. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday–Saturday, diggers can match a bonanza of earthbound treasures to their names and histories with the stone-identifying information card grasped in their obsidian-flecked fingers. A crackable geode rewards patient panners with a sparkly and hypnotic center, perfect as the shiny crown jewel of an amateur geologist's rock collection or for pawning off as currency to gullible aliens in return for a case of their exotic freeze-dried ice cream.

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.

Customer Reviews

The owners are very engaging and knowledgeable so ask questions.
Jo L. · August 10, 2014
My 5 year old Grandson, Daughter and myself had a great time. Will deffinately go back soon.
Mavis R. · July 7, 2014
This was a great activity to do with our visiting grandchildren. They loved the experience of finding the gem stones. Their suitcases went home much heavier!
Pam R. · July 5, 2014
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    79 N Van Buren St.

    Nashville, Indiana 47448

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