Gem Mining Sluice

Hands-on History and Geology Experience

In the 18th and 19th¬†century¬† prospectors used sluices to find precious minerals. Mining for iron ore, copper and manganese was an industry in this area. Today this sluice mining station provides fun interactive history and geology lessons. Lessons bringing discoveries of gems, fossils, and minerals to kids and adults of all ages… pioneer style!

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