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Gemstone Panning Adventure
NEW IN 2024!

Gemstone Panning Adventure

Come experience the Panning Adventure and bring home your new treasure!


Journey back hundred of years ago, when miners would pan for treasures like gold and jewels! Adventurers will be given a bag of "mining rough" where their arrowheads or gemstones are trapped! To unearth them, they must report to the sluice, where they can play in the water trough while hunting for their arrowheads/gemstones.

Gemstone Panning Adventure Details

Ages 3+

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Activity Information

What's included?
  • Access to the sluice where you can play in the water trough while hunting for your arrowheads/gemstones
  • 3lb bag of mining rough (choice of arrowhead or gemstone)
  • Educational gemstone ID postcard
  • Take home collection bag
  • Personalized labels for collection bag and mining rough bag
  • Great for ages 3+
Is this included in a pass?

No, this activity is not included in any of The Forge passes.


Please purchase this adventure as an add-on or stand-alone activity!

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