Prospect for your very own Herkimer Diamonds!

At our above ground surface mines, you can search for the treasures that may be hiding right in front of you! Collection methods vary, but most folks like to bang on some rocks in search of the beautiful crystals that were formed over 5 million years ago! You can keep everything you find.

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

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