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.
2022 DatesHours
October - JuneClosed
June 10 - September 5Monday – Friday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM
September 6 - October 9Friday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM
The Summit Mining Co. is typically open to the public during summer operations from June through October. Hours and availability subject to change any time.
In the Snow Summit base area, near Bighorn Smokehouse. Sandbags must be picked up at the Snow Summit ticket windows.
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Purchasing Bags

Sandbags are available for purchase online or at the Snow Summit ticket windows. The last bag is sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

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

$12 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.

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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

$17 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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