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Panning for Gold & Gemstones in Big Bear Lake

TAKE HOME THE TREASURES THAT YOU FIND!!! 

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Strike it Rich Adventures are Waiting for Fun Loving Kids of "All" Ages

WE'RE BRINGING THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE......

eureka-goldBig Bear Lake has a "rich" history of mining that started in the 1800's. While there are lots of things to do in Big Bear Lake, we invite western-girltourists to go back in time and experience what it must have felt like discovering treasures and seeking valuables of the earthly kind. Become a Gold Rush Miner or Paleontologist and experience the thrill of the claim and stake your own while you are at our sluice, our excavation pit, the kracken geode breaker, or our oyster bar (real pearls within the oyster) . If you're looking for an activity that the whole family can do that bridges the gap between young and young at heart, the Gold Rush Mining Adventure experience is the activity in Big Bear that is sure to please! Our variety of Mining adventures in Big Bear is fast becoming a family favorite.

We offer five various mining options that guarantee each explorer an "AH-HA", accompanied by "Oooo's"& "Awaa's" throughout their discovery process. Each of the adventure treasures are intentially different from the next so that explorers will get different product when they are purchasing a variety of adventures.

Our Mining Attraction is Focused on Bringing History and Families Together!

group-mining-gemstonesRelive the historic Southern California Gold Rush that brought many prospectors to Holcomb Valley in the 1860's! Stake your claim and start building your fortune while having the motherlode of fun! Everyone can experience a eureka moment of their own while participating in our GOLD PANNING, GEODE BREAKING, GEMSTONE PANNING, FOSSIL DIGGING,ANCIENT SEA TREASURES, PIRATE & MERMAID SEA CHESTS, or our OYSTER OPENING activities. No "prospector" or "paleontologist" goes home empty handed and no two bags, buckets, treasure tanks, paleo-fossil mining ore, oyster with pearl, or paydirt are exactly alike. Take home the best souvenier in Big Bear, real gem stones, fossils, geodes, or pearls. The best gifts come from Mother Earth! girls-mining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASY TO DO, FUN for ALL AGES, NO SHOVELS, NO PICKS, NO HARD WORK, NO FUSS, NO MUSS,

YOU DON'T EVEN BREAK A SWEAT.......

TAKE HOME WHAT YOU FIND!

We have all the equipment needed to help you become a prospector or paleontologist and unearth your own buried treasures!

View our Mining Bags, Buckets, Treaure Tanks, & Paleo Fossil Eggs & Pricing

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Once you have made your choice the process of turning you into a real live prospector or paleontologist begins. We will deck you out with our mining hats, give you a sifting box or pan and let you have fun by bellying up to our running water sluice, our incredibly cool paleo excavation pit, or our oyster bar. All the action takes place once you decide which treasure you wish to discover. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of your own eureka moment discovering your treasures of the earth as you crack open beautiful geodes, sluice or dig colorful and valuable gemstones, ancient fossils from millions of years ago, or open oysters from the sea containing beautiful pearls!

fossil-prospectorJust place a scoop of mining rough material on the screen... then rinse with clean water or pan it dry. The gem stones will revealfossil-mining colors and crystal shapes as you seperate them from the mine ore! Once you are ready, you can compare your treasure to the specimen chart to determine which gem stones or fossils you've mined.There are lots of different gemstones and fossils to discover! You will want to collect as many specimans as you can. These rocks, minerals, and fossils are found all over the world and are perfect to add to your rock, mineral, or fossil collection, or, start one. Bring them to school and share with the class.

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Some minerals are large enough to have our gemstone cutter custom cut and facet the stone into your very own valuable jewelry. Some stones can be polished into faceted-quartz-jewelry a cabochon which is a gemstone that is not faceted, or just leave them in their natural state and enjoy as mother nature intended.

Sharing the experience of mining at any one of our four discovery stations is a lot of fun. You can compare finds and help each other identify what you've found by refering to the Gemstone & Fossil Chart. Come and satisfy your craving for adventure and find your own treasure. We are here to help individuals, families, and groups of all sizes discover the fun and excitement of our mining attraction any time of year.

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The Gold Rush Mining Adventure operates:

OPEN DAILY

RAIN, SNOW, OR SHINE

9:00 - 5:00 Daily

Summer hrs. can extend to 6:00 or 7:00 pm

The Gold Mine Gift Emporium - Open Daily

 

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