Mining Madness
Fun with Geology!
Grades K-8

This unique experience provides students the opportunity to dig into a portion of authentic gem-bearing gravel in search for gemstones like rubies, sapphires , turquoise and more!. Students will act as if they are actually on a geology fieldtrip.

Gemologists Will:

  • Sieve Gravel For Gems In The Rough
  • Classify Gemstones By Color And Luster
  • Share Lapidary Secrets
  • Discover How To Curate Their “Treasures

In 1 hour, students transform into Miners and Gemologists in this one-of-a-kind field trip. No where else is such an experience possible (except in the gem mines of The Cowee Valley and Sapphire Mountain).

Cost of Program

~ After Care, Camp and Weekend Programs ~
$150/program - maximum of 25 participants per (1-hour) session
Please email and ask for the per participant rate if over the maximum participants per session.

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