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
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
Havey Quarry - $35 plus tax per 3.5gal bucket
Both well-known Tourmaline mines with a Feldspar, Quartz, and Mica base. Colored and black Tourmaline will be all throughout each, with the Havey Quarry providing better chances of nicer quality gem Tourmaline and the Mt Mica providing a more diverse mineral list.
Grab a prefilled bucket with extra added in local gems and minerals!
$25 Specialty - $25 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.
"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.