Prospect for Herkimer Diamonds!

Schedule & Hours

We are open!

Hours of Operation for the Miners' Village:

- Village Hall (Registration) & Prospecting Area (Mining): 
   Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
(Mines subject to closing for unsafe weather conditions such as: snow, sleet, harsh rains, thunderstorms etc.)

 - Build to Wear, Build to Share (Artisan Center):
   Open 9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily

 - Trading Post (Retail Store):

    April 15th - Nov. 1st - Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

For questions about the Miners' Village or mining please call:


For questions regarding the KOA campground please call:


For questions regarding the Miners' Table please call:


For group or wholesale inquiries please call:


No hammers over 12 lbs.

Due to Covid restrictions, tents, umbrellas, canopies, or other types of structures are not allowed in the mining area.

For those of you who are mining with us for more than 1 week at a time, we will require you to rotate to a different area every week 

Admission & Rates

Prospecting in the Mines  

$14.00 per person for ages 13 and up
$12.00 per person for ages 5 to 12
-Free for children 4 and under

-Military and emergency services discounts available with valid ID for immediate family members.

Your Admission Includes: 
An all day prospecting wristband ticket, use of a rock hammer, zip lock bags, and mining information. (Goggles are recommended and available for purchase.)

Sluice Mining

In addition to prospecting in the mines, we also offer sluice mining, which is popular with miners of all ages. Purchase a special bag and head to the Sluice to start screening. Each bag is filled with treasures waiting to be discovered.

Sluice Mining Rates
Fossil Bag - $13.00 each bag
Gemstone Bag - $13.00 each bag
Herkimer Diamond Dirt Bag - $13.00 each bag
Mega Mine Bag - $25.00 each bag

Artisan Center - Build and Wear, Build to Share!

After you collect your Herkimer Diamonds, create beautiful custom jewelry that is just your style! At our "Build and Share" Herkimer Diamond Activity Center, you can choose from a variety of jewelry making accessories to make your masterpiece!

Diamond Activity Rates
prices vary based on options selected

Open 9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily