Information

We go to Mt. Mica every Sunday! Meet us at 9:00 AM!

 

We offer exclusive access to private mines! Join one of our field trips and have the opportunity to find your own Tourmaline and many other gems and minerals right from the source!

 

We supply shovels, sifting screens, potato diggers, and rinse water. Feel free to bring any other tools you would like.

 

It pays to be prepared! We recommended you bring:

  • Two 5 gallon buckets to bring your rocks home

  • lunch & snacks

  • drinking water

  • sunscreen

  • bug spray

  • eye protection

  • closed toes shoes/boots

  • extra layers

  • rain gear

 

Our outings are dog friendly as long as you have a leash!

 

Field Trips

Mt. Mica Mine

South Paris, ME          

 

Every Sunday! Come to the first Tourmaline mine discovered in the USA!

 

Mt. Mica Field trips are held every Sunday during the mining season! We meet at our dig site (110 Bethel Rd, West Paris) at 9 AM and leave promptly at 9:30 AM to carpool to the mine. We stay until 3 PM but you can choose to leave early if desired.

 

$65 per adult $35 per youth ages 7-17

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

Mt Mica is an active private mine and is regulated by Mine Health and Safety, the ATF, and the Maine Fire Marshall. This mine is closed to visitors except by special arrangement with authorized agents. Dig Maine Gems is an authorized agent. Please do not contact the mine for access.

 

Children under 7 years of age are generally not allowed on this trip. Contact us for more information.

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*Field trips by schedule only*

 

Bennett and Orchard Quarry

South Paris, ME.

 

This site is known for one of the largest Morganite finds on earth!

$65 per adult $35 per youth ages 7-17

 

Field trips are by appointment only. This mine is private property.

Ryerson Hill Mine

South Paris, ME.

Enjoy beautiful views of New Hampshire's White Mountains while digging at the Ryerson Hill Mine!

 

$65 per adult $35 per youth ages 7-17

Field trips are by appointment only. This mine is private property.

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NOTE: Mt. Mica, Ryerson Hill, Bennett and Orchard mines are active mines and are closed to visitors except by special arrangement with authorized agents. Dig Maine Gems is an authorized agent. Please do not contact the mines/property owners for access.

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