school-tours-mining-camp School Tours – Mining Camp

Uncle Earl’s Mining Camp Educational School Tours

2020 Dates – Sept. 23rd and Oct. 14th.

Mining Camp Tours limited Due to Extensive Curriculum Covered



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Uncle Earl’s Mining Camp is a hands-on educational field trip to help students enjoying learning about rocks and minerals.

The educational experience centers around an historic representation of sluice prospecting. Students receive an enriched bag of mining “rough” which they load into a sluice box to discover various minerals and gemstones. Students will then identify the minerals and gemstones, matching with over 200 rock specimens on display. When the exercise is completed, students will keep their gemstones, and recieve a Stone Identification Card.

Program Includes:

► Interactive, Hands-On Presentation
► Working Mining Sluice
► Science Objectives/Rocks & Minerals
► 8 oz bottle of water
► Rock Displays and Rock Cycles
► Screening & Identifying Rocks
► Teacher Resource Packets (Now on CD!)
► Enriched Mining Rough Bag w/Gemstones
► Take Home Real Gemstones & ID Card

Program Cost:

$7 per person for all children and adults
– No coupons, season passes or other offers valid for school or group tours.
– Complimentary admission for teachers.

** All Purchases are subject to State & Local Tax Rates
* All School Tours & Event Costs are subject to State & Local Tax Rates
Please contact us to provide your Tax Exempt Status, we must have this on file to adjust any taxable charges.



Train Ride: You may add a half-mile train ride for $2.00 per person. Allow an extra 45 minutes. Must be reserved in advance. Runs weather permitting.

Carousel Ride: You may add a carousel ride for $1.00 per person.

Lunch Facilities Available, Large Bus Parking Area, Playground available after your tour that includes all your favorites and our Corn Crib Play Area, along with our Pumpkin Jumpin Pad!

We are happy to adapt any program to comply with your educational needs.

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Reservations are not final until you receive confirmation.