Gem Mining

Mine Fer Gems

Colorful gems in every bucket! Gemstone mining is fun for the whole family and a great opportunity to prospect for your own precious stones. Here at the Outpost, we offer gem ore buckets for the beginner and the seasoned prospector. Children are fascinated by these stones and our trained staff are on hand to assist them identifying, classifying, and educating each and every find. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. All of our mining tables are covered and we are open rain or shine, 7 days a week! We even guarantee a gem find every time, so everyone can feel the thrill! Gemstone buckets are available in numerous varieties and prices.

Gem Rough Buckets

Here at the Outpost, we offer several gem ore buckets to choose from. Each one varies in size and gem selection, but are loaded with fun and excitement! We recommend planning at least an hour or more for any the buckets below, especially for first timers. All of the equipment is provided at no additional charge. Gem mining is easy. Just shovel some mining "rough" into a screen tray and lower your tray into the trough of water. While you sift and shake the tray, watch as the water washes away the dirt and slowly reveals your treasure. And there's a good assortment of treasures in every bucket of Outpost Gem Mining Rough!

Choose from the following Gem Rough buckets:

  • Mini Gem Buckets -   $7.00 / 1 - Quart Gem Rough Mix
  • Small Gem Bucket - $20.00 / 1-Gallon Gem Rough Mix
  • Large Gem Bucket -  $35.00 / 2-Gallon Gem Rough Mix
  • Prospector's Pick - $30.00 / 1-Gallon Gem Rough Mix
  • Ruby, Emerald, & Sapphire Bucket - $25.00 / 1-Gallon Gem Rough Mix
  • Ruby, Emerald, & Sapphire Deluxe Bucket - $45.00 / 2-Gallon Gem Rough Mix
  • Deluxe Bucket - $75.00 / 3.5-Gallon Gem Rough Mix
  • Outpost Family Bucket - $100.00 / 6-Gallon Gem Rough & Fossil Mix


    Here are just a few of the many gems you will find in our Gem Ore Buckets:

    But that's not all. Our Prospectors, Family, and Deluxe buckets also include: Sodalite, Tree Agate, Azurite, Chrysoprase, Malacite, Carnelian, Flourite, Blood Stone, Chrysocolla, Labradorite, Snowflake Obsidian, NOble Serpentine, Lepidolite, Pyrite, Geodes, XL Amethyst, Turquoise, Peridot, Rutilated Quartez, Unakite, Mexican Crazy Lace, Fossils, and much more!

    Don't forget to ask for the Gemologist to evaluate your finds and see if you can turn your finds into cut stones. We can take your rough stone and turn it into a sparkling jewel! We have had lots of gemstones found that customers have been able to have cut into beautiful pendants, earrings, and rings! We can also recommend several local jewelry artists that can set your stone for a one of a kind piece. As an added bonus, customers who purchase a Deluxe or Family size gem bucket will receive $10.00 off any cut stone order.

    Learn more about our cut stones and custom hand-made jewelry here.