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Closing for the Season on Saturday, October 17th! See you next year!

Our FAQs have been updated with some additional information. Go check 'em out!

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2015 Season Information

We will be opening the gates Friday, May 1st, 2015 and will remain open for the season until October, 17th 2015.

Our operation hours will be Thursday through Monday, 9:00 AM EST to 4:00 PM EST.*

We will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission into the park and access to the flume mines starts at $10.00. Please visit our Flume Mining page for detailed information on available buckets!

*Please note that no new miners will be admitted after 3:00 PM.

Note of Interest: This year we have been digging in an area that has turned up many Native American artifacts so there is a chance to find much more in your gem pails than just great gems, and we have also discovered some amazing aquamarine and tourmaline this year. We have expanded the rock shop and added more ore to go through. We hope to see YOU this season!!!

What's New in the Rockhound World?

February 2013: Scientists discovered how bacteria can change ions into gold!

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