Our dig site is currently open 11:00 am to 3 pm on weekends!
We will remain open on weekends as long as weather permits. Prolonged freezing temps or significant snow accumulation will be the end of the season for us.
Click the "Dig Site" tab on the top of this page for pricing info!
We can also ship material so you can prospect for gems and minerals right at home! Go to our Mine Store for details.
Our Dig Site
Our family-friendly dig site is fully outfitted with everything you need to sift through tailings from one of the most prolific tourmaline mines in the world. Our specially designed tables and sifitng trays allow you to rinse dig material to quickly spot specimins. School Groups are welcome with a reservtion. Outdoor fun for all ages!
We have special access to several mines in western Maine where we take families and individuals for lcoation field trips. Click here for details on the localities, their known minerals and everything you need to know to have a great trip!
Can't make it to our site? No problem. Buy dirt in our online store and we will ship it to your door. Every box is guaranteed to have pieces of Maine tourmaline and/or other amazing minerals. Visit our store to shop for different kinds of mine dirt, jewelry, mineral specimens and one-of-a-kind finds.
Check out what people have found at our digs!
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We host individuals, families, camps & school groups. Educational fun for all ages!
Sift for a variety of minerals including apatite, aquamarine, beryl, garnet, lepidolite, mica , pollucite, pyrite, quartz, rose quartz, smoky quartz, schorl (black tourmaline) spodumene, pink, blue, green and watermelon tourmaline, and many more. Keep what you find.