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Purchase a Tour + Gemstone Mining Bundle and save money over purchasing the two activities separately. Additional bags of mining rough are available in the gift shop.

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Can You Dig It?

Between 1934 and 1940, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) removed more than 3,000 dump truck loads of rock and debris from Longhorn Cavern. The CCC discovered beautiful calcite crystals, prehistoric fossils, and Native American artifacts.

Imagine you were here with the CCC. What will you discover?

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How to Sluice

A sluice box uses running water to help separate rocks and minerals from the dirt around them. Here's how it works:

  1. Cut open your bag of mining rough.
  2. Pour the mining rough into the sluice basket.
  3. Place the basket into the water and move it side-to-side to sift away the sand and other small particles.
  4. Collect your treasures in the empty bag.
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Prices

Gemstone Bag

$11.99

Each

Contains gemstones, arrowhead, crystal, pyrite, and more.

Fossil Bag

$11.99

Each

Contains 15 different fossils and shark teeth.

Big Bag (+Surprise)

$29.99

Each

Contains gemstones, arrowhead, pyrite, crystal, fossils, shark teeth, and a BIG surprise.

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