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Gemstone Mine


Head on over to the Lazy L Mining Company at the Lazy L Safari Park to mine for gemstones, minerals, and fossils! You can purchase a bag of mining rough filled with treasures that you can take to the mining sluice and wash away the sand until you find your gemstones, minerals, and fossils.  

Take home your findings in your drawstring bag!  There is also an educational flyer that you can take home to help identify the gemstones, minerals, and fossils that you find during your mining expedition.

Check your mining tray close - there may be some gold in them there bags - "Fool's Gold" that is!

Mining Rough can be purchased at the admission booth, from an attendant or in the Safari Gift Shop.  

Mining Rough Bags are $5.00 per bag and come in a drawstring bag for you to take home your findings!   



1)  Take purchased Mining Rough Bag and dump in mining tray.
2)  Shake tray with mining rough around and in the water until sand disappears and gemstones are found!
3)  Put gemstones in take home bag and return mining tray.
4)  Please throw plastic bags in trash or return to gift shop to recycle) as plastic can harm our animals!

Take home your findings to identify and label OR you can trade your findings with friends!  Each purchased bag contains different gemstones, minerals, fossils and fools gold EVERYTIME!



We also have a Gemstone Mine that we can bring to your special event, fair or festival for your guests to Mine for gemstones, minerals, and fossils!  Click here for more information on our traveling Gemstone Mine.