We proudly embrace the mining history of Big Bear Lake and carry the theme throughout the interior of our store and property.
In General: Our concept has been creatively developed to appeal, inspire and satisfy all ages and interests in elements of the earth. Whether you are searching for a fun activity or looking to purchase individual rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils or a unique gift we have something for every age and budget!
Gift Shop: Explore a mine cave environment for an eclectic array of individual gemstones, minerals, crystals, jewelry, decor, toys, souvenirs and more! New items are installed frequently. A section is designated to health & healing stones, birth month and zodiac gems.
Mining Activity: Our Gold & Gem panning, fossil digging, pearl harvesting, excavation bars, gem & galaxy cave explorations and our geode cracking are ideal activities to learn about geology and mining in addition to being a fun activity that adults can share with children of all ages. An extra bonus is the treasures you take home which may lead to the beginning of a new hobby and the start of a collection.
Mining Themes: Pirates, Mermaids, Sharks, Dinosaurs/Fossil, Cosmic, Minecraft and Egyptian! These are just a few of the themes we currently offer. It's important to note that we add and/or change our mining/treasure "themes" occasionally without notice. Seasonal options may be offered during appropriate times. These fun themes offer distinctly different materials within their treasure mixes.
Crack Crystal Geodes: Choose from a variety of Geodes and use our custom machine to crack it open yourself!
Ghost Town: Play our "FREE" Scavenger word search game, "Adventures of Glitter Gulch" or just visit the town for fun photo opts and unexpected humor!
- No Entrance Fee & No Reservations Required.
- We serve our valued customers on a first come first serve basis.
- We are open seven days per week throughout the year!
- Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
- Hours vary depending upon the season and demand.
- Personally Hand Choose & Take Treasure: $9.99 - $14.99
- Mining activities: $19.99 - $79.99
- NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice.
- We are happy to assist with birthday parties and special events.
- We will ship any of our gem dirt nation wide.
- TOLL FREE: 1-800-363-8303
We are located in the San Bernardino Mountains, a brief drive from most Southern California neighborhoods. Come up and enjoy the cooler climate and pristine mountain air all-the-while experiencing our dedication to provide our guests a unique environment where unexpected surprises are sure to make a lasting impression!