Mining Sluice

Mining Sluice

Located next to the farm, the mining sluice introduces kids and adults to the world of gems and fossils.

For a separate fee starting at $9.95, visitors will get a bag of mining rough that they’ll place in a screen-bottom tray that’s then set in a water-powered sluice. The water will wash away the rough, leaving only gems and fossils.

Some of the fossils and arrowheads in the mining rough are similar to ones that could be found locally, while others and gemstones may be from all over the world.

Collecting gemstones and fossils is exciting for all ages!

Feed the Animals

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