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Gemstone Mining

Sluice, Discover, & Identify!

Enjoy sifting through the sand to uncover gemstones and fossils. Pick out your bag in the gift shop and head to the Peccary Mining Sluice outside. Once you’ve found your treasures, enjoy identifying the rocks and fossils. 

Gemstone Mining Options

Gemstone Bag

Perfect for a beginner with gemstones, pyrite, arrowhead, crystal & more.

$9
YELLOW BAG

Emerald Bag

Contains emeralds, gemstones, pyrite, arrowheads, and more. 

$12
GREEN BAG

Fossil Bag

Perfect for a budding paleontologist with shark teeth and 15 different fossils.

$12
BLUE BAG

Patriot Bag

Enjoy fireworks of color in this bag with red, white, and blue crystal and pyrite gemstones. 

$12
PATRIOT BAG

BB+ Bag

The BB+ bag contains gemstones, arrowhead, crystal, pyrite, fossils, plus a big surprise!

$25
BB+ BAG

Bonanza Bucket

The Bonanza bucket contains extra-large gems and amethyst, plus, surprise in every bucket.

$50
BONANZA BUCKET

Kids Gemstone Mining at Indiana Caverns
Kids Gemstone Mining at Indiana Caverns

Frequently Asked Questions

Is gemstone mining available year round?

Yes 

We actually have two sluices. If it’s too cold outside, we’ll use our indoor one.

Do we get to keep what we find?

Absolutely.  

Finders. Keepers. Your discoveries are 100% yours to take home.

Can my two children share one bag?

Sure.  

Dump half the bag in one sifter and the remainder in another. No promise the treasure will be split evenly.

What if it is raining?

Open Rain or Shine  

We have two sluices available. If weather conditions are not favorable outdoors, we’ll use our indoor sluice.