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Gem Panning

Gem Panning at Prospector’s Creek

Uncover the World

During this above-the-ground adventure, uncover real gems, crystals, minerals, and fossils from all around the world at Prospector’s Creek®.


Keep all the gems and fossils you find

Fun for all ages

  • Guests Panning at Prospector Creek Photo
  • Fun for all ages
  • Prospector Creek is outside but covered
  • Receive a gem or fossil identification card
  • Staff help you identify your discoveries
  • All fossils, gems and minerals are authentic
  • Open all day, including after the last tour

Several Options for Mining Ore

Prospector’s Bag Mining Rough

Find real gems such as crystal points, pyrite, garnets, amethyst, jasper, and more.

Gems and Minerals Mining Rough

Find more real gems such as crystal points, pyrite, garnets, amethyst, jasper, and more.

Fossil Mining Rough

Find trilobites, gastropods, crinoids, and more.

*MOST POPULAR*

Mother Lode Bucket

Our most popular option! Jam-packed with everything: gems minerals and fossils. Larger quantity and variety of gems, minerals, and fossils. Larger specimens as well.

Prices

Prospector Bag – $6.98
Gem and Mineral – $11.98
Fossils – $11.98
Mother Lode Bucket – $45.98 (great to share)

Prices are per bag. Everyone in your group is welcome at Prospector’s Creek even if not everyone bought mining rough.