California’s historic Gold Rush brought many prospectors
to Holcomb Valley in the 1800's! Our adventures are
perfect for all ages.
Everyone can experience a Eureka moment while participating in our
Geode breaking or our Gemstone and Fossil panning activities. No "prospector"
goes home empty handed and no two bags of mining ore
or paydirt are exactly alike. Take home the best souvenir in Big Bear—
real gem stones, fossils, or geodes and share the
experience of mining at our wooden Water-wheel and sluice. Some
minerals are large enough to have cut and faceted
into your very own valuable jewelry. Some stones
can be polished
into a cabochon which is a gemstone that is not
faceted, or just leave them in their natural
state and enjoy as mother nature intended.
Great Family Fun! Our friendly miners will
help your family or group get the most out of
your Mining Adventure.