The HC Mining Company building will be open on a limited basis during the peak season. Gem Mining is always available in the Gift Shop
Purchase a bag of mining rough, and make your way to the water sluice. A water sluice is a trough of running water where bags of mining “rough” are emptied and sifted through screen trays. The water washes away the dirt, revealing sparkling gems and minerals. You are panning for earthly mineral treasures (if not gold)! You will discover garnets, rose quartz, fool’s gold, emeralds, aquamarines and many beautiful natural stones. You can use the identification charts to accurately identify exactly what you have unearthed. Try your hand at sifting for fossils or arrowheads. And remember, all the treasures you find, are yours to take home!