It’s like minecraft, except the rare earth minerals and gemstones are real, not just digital representations hopes and dreams in a cube-shaped world. This family-friendly activity is great for all ages, and gives people a taste of the ‘rush’ of the Gold Rush. At Bushkill Falls everyone will have fun pretending to be a miner for a day, learning the proper techniques that it takes to find gemstones (and nuggets? …If you’re lucky!) in a stream of silt and sediment from the Pocono mountains.
Maybe you’ll strike it rich! And if not, at least you’ll have a great time learning!
Here is how it works:
- Purchase a bag of “mining rough” for $10.00.
- Sift the contents of your bag in the sluice, a trough with circulating water.
- Uncover all sorts of gems from your mining rough, which you get to take home.
- Each ‘panner’ will receive a card identifying the found gems they mined.