Choose Your Treasures

Sift Through Sand & Rocks
Pint-sized prospectors will enjoy getting their hands dirty as they sift through sand and rocks at Summit Mining Co. in hopes of striking it rich. Grab a bag of mining rough where gemstones, arrowheads and other fun finds are hidden, then uncover the treasures by using a screen tray and water flume in the sluice box in the base area at Snow Summit.
DatesHours
October - JuneClosed
June - SeptemberMonday – Friday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM
September - OctoberFriday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM
The Summit Mining Co. is typically open to the public during summer operations from mid-May through October. Hours and availability subject to change any time.
In the Snow Summit base area, near Bighorn Smokehouse. Sand bags are available for purchase at the Snow Summit ticket windows during operating hours.
Purchasing Bags

Sand bags are available for purchase at the Snow Summit ticket windows. Last bag is sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Bags are not available for online purchase and advance purchase discounts do not apply.

Choose Your Treasures

Decide what you will uncover by selecting from several different bags of mining rough that each come with a keeper bag for your finds and an educational ID postcard so you can easily identify your discoveries.
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Pay Dirt

$10 Per Bag

Mine for 6+ oz. of gemstones hidden in 3 lbs of sand. Includes 1 (one) treasure bag with gemstone postcard, keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bag.

Looking for a bigger deal? Add on to an Adventure Day Pass for only $7.

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Arrowhead Find

$12 Per Bag

Search for 7 stone arrowheads hidden in 3 lbs of sand. Includes 1 (one) treasure bag with keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bag.

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Emerald Strike

$15 Per Bag

Find Emeralds through 5lbs of sand. Includes 1 (one) treasure bag with gemstone postcard, keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bag.

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Mother Lode

$25 Per Bag

Sift through 10+ oz of fossils, shark teeth, arrowheads, and Amethyst druzy. Includes 2 (two) collection bags with gemstone & fossil combo postcard, keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bags (3 total).

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