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If you don't care that the buckets are pref-illed with gems and dirt, instead of going to a mountain to dig the gems out yourself, this was a great experience. My kids (8 and 6) loved it. We have been to a sluice way before,...More
We had a party of 6 with 4 kids ranging from 3 to 18 and got a larger bucket for all to share. They loved finding all the stones and really thought they accomplished something when they pulled one out. Overall, it took us about...More
We bought a 2 gallon bucket of rock which we scooped into a wooden frame with a screen bottom. We dipped the box in the sluice ( a wooden trough) filled with running water. The sand and grit ere washed away when we lifted the...More
We stopped at the gem mine after grandfather mountain. Not sure what I expected but I didn't think I'd get a bucket of rocks and sand and then sifted them in water but that's what we did. It was pretty fun. The kids liked it....More
We got the Glory Hole bucket with a family of five and we got a $35 credit towards jewel cutting. We found some amazing rubies, sapphires, sodalite, flourite, emeralds, and a gigantic smoky quartz! Highly recommend the big bucket, as there were many very large...More
We loved this activity-we got the 2 gallon bucket for $32 and 3 of us enjoyed sifting through the sand for local gems. We found rubies, emeralds, petrified wood, labradorite, tigers eye...and so many more!