sluice mining

Another fun activity we offer here at Sterling Hill Mine is sluice mining. Just like panning for gold, people can purchase a bag of sand that is pre-loaded with either gems and minerals or a bag pre-loaded with fossils. The sand mixture is then slowly poured into a tray which is dipped into our water feature to unveil the treasures inside. This activity takes about ten to fifteen minutes. 

Sluice Bag Prices:
Gem and Mineral Bag: $8.00
Fossil Bag $8.00

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Sluicing Availability:

April - November: 9:00 AM til 3:30 PM
*Weather Permitting