Mining for Gemstones at Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls

Strike it Rich!

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:

  1. Purchase a bag of “mining rough” for $10.00.
  2. Sift the contents of your bag in the sluice, a trough with circulating water.
  3. Uncover all sorts of gems from your mining rough, which you get to take home.
  4. Each ‘panner’ will receive a card identifying the found gems they mined.

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