Dig Site Info 

Our dig site at 110 Bethel Rd in West Paris is the hub of our operation.  

 

Pick a bucket to sift through and our knowledgeable staff will teach sifting and processing methods and are always available to identify what you have found.

 

Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed. 

 

We require reservations only for large groups of 10 or more and school or camp groups.

 

We supply tools for sifting such as:

Buckets to fill

Shovels

Sifting screens

Plastic baggies for keepers

 

Recommendations:  Bring bug spray! Sunscreen, a hat, rain gear, depending on the weather. (on rare occasions, under canopy space is full) Good footwear that can get dirty is nice to have. 

 

We sell refrigerated water, soda, and tea on site but you may want to bring lunch as some people find themselves visiting for several hours on occasion.

We sell empty 5 gal buckets with lids for taking a bunch of material home for $5

Buckets and Prices

"Dig Your Own" Buckets

Fill our own bucket from our piles of relocated mine material! 

 

Mt. Mica                - $20 plus tax per 3.5gal bucket

Material from the Famous Mt. Mica tourmaline mine with a Feldspar, Quartz, and Mica base. Colored and black Tourmaline, Garnet, Lepidolite, plus many more awesome gems and minerals!

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"Specialty" Buckets

Grab a prefilled bucket with extra added in local gems and minerals!

 

$30 Specialty         - $30 plus tax per 3.5gal bucket

 

$50 Specialty         - $50 plus tax per 3.5gal bucket

 

$100 Specialty       - $100 plus tax per 3.5gal bucket

Specialty buckets are pre-dug from our piles of material but have extra minerals like Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Quartz Crystals, Aquamarine, more Tourmaline, etc. The higher the price, the nicer the quality and quantity of specimens are added. 

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"Around the World" Bucket

 

A prefilled bucket with fun and exciting minerals from all over the globe!

 

$25 plus tax per 2gal bucket

 

The Around the World bucket has Tourmaline and local minerals but also has many extra gems and added throughout which can include: Amazonite, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Agate, Beryl, Emerald, Fluorite, Herkimer diamond, Jasper, Kyanite, Pyrite, Ruby, Sodalite, Quartz crystals, Polished stones, Petrified wood, Shark Teeth and more.