Mining Camp 2017-06-08T12:23:35+00:00

Mining Camp Uncle Earl’s Mining Camp

Today, you can still search for minerals
at Uncle Earl’s Mining Camp.

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Let’s Go Mining!

To separate the minerals from the dirt and sand, the miners first built a sluice something like ours—a wooden trough of fast moving water that can be controlled with gates and channels.

Soil is scoped up in a pan or a sluce box, and dipped into the running water. The water washes away the crude, and reveals the sparkling stones and interesting, sometimes valuable minerals.

Every miner will find a collection of interesting minerals in the sluce box, and staff will assist you in identify what minerals you have found. There is an additional fee for the mining camp of $5, so that every miner can keep his minerals to take home to start a personal collection.

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