Enjoy the thrill of finding a variety of semi-precious gemstones, arrowheads, emeralds, or fossils the old-fashioned way by using a screen in an authentic water sluice. Gems you may find include amethyst, aventurine, quartz, peridot, ruby, raspberry quartz, topaz, rose quartz, quartz crystal points, sapphire, obsidian, citrine, emeralds, and many more. We also offer the chance to pan for arrowheads and ancient fossils.

Panning is an extremely educational activity as it provides an exceptional introduction to proper panning and sluicing techniques while providing the excitement of finding hidden treasures. Rock collecting is an educational hobby and the stones that you find can become the foundation of your very own rock collection.

For those who can't decide what to pan, we offer the Mother Lode. This 10lb. bag contains 1 large amethyst, gems, fossils and arrowheads.

Gem Panning is available daily during Gift Shop hours (sales end 30 minutes prior to closing).






Prospector (2lb Gem Bag) - $4.95

Arrowhead Find (3lb Bag) - $6.95

Paydirt (3lb Gem Bag) - $6.95

Fossil Find (3lb Bag) - $8.95

Lucky Strike (5lb Gem Bag) - $10.95

Emerald Strike (5lb Gem + Emerald Bag) - $12.95

     Mother Lode (10lb All Inclusive Bag) - $29.95