Deluxe Miner’s Package
Full-Service, Staff-Guided Gem Mining Expedition at our store
This package is a full-service, staff-guided mining expedition. We take care of the details, so you can relax!
This package is our full-service package, complete with a dedicated party host. You and your guests will have use of the sluice and the party room for a combined total of one and a half hours. With this package, in addition to the gem mining activity, we provide your party guests with a fun, interactive gem identification game.
You are welcome to bring outside cake/cupcakes but no other outside food or drink is allowed. We will provide you with paper products and a drink for each miner. You have the option of ordering pizza from us for your party-goers if you would like.
With this party package, your guests will receive a special birthday-party-sized bucket of mining rough, which has 50% more treasures in it than our Rockhound or Beachcomber bucket.
LOOKING FOR A GIFT?
- We carry an incredible assortment of prehistoric gifts that would thrill your rockhound or aspiring paleontologist!
- We offer a variety of treasures priced under $20.
- Purchase your gift at our store or online .
- Share with grandparents, aunts and uncles, party guests!
Pricing & Details
- Base Price: $199 for weekday parties (Monday through Thursday), or $229 for weekend parties (Friday through Sunday), for the first 10 miners. This is the package minimum.
- Each additional miner: $12.50 each. Up to 20 miners.
- Add a geode: We have several sizes and prices to choose from, including mini-geodes for $.80 each when you purchase 10 or more.
- Cake: You can order a 1/2 sheet cake through us for an additional $35. With your purchase, we supply you with candles. However, you are welcome to bring your own cake, please do plan to bring candles too!
- Pizza: You can order one-topping 14″ Papa John’s pizzas through us for an additional $16 per pizza. We recommend 1 pizza per 4-5 children (depending on age). Each pizza has 8 slices.
- We supply you with paper products (plates, napkins, forks). We provide this to you even if you do not order food from us.
- Included in the package is one drink per child. Bottled water or juice boxes. No carbonated or caffeinated beverages.
- Additional drinks can be purchased for $1.00 each, or you can add a drink package for a flat $5 to include drinks for all of your guests.
- This package includes the use of the sluice and party room for a combined total of one and 1/2 hours. Children typically take 15-25 minutes to process the mining rough (each miner’s pace is different).
- 20-child maximum: We can accommodate 20 miners on the sluice. We have a small party room, so be prepared for things to be snug, but manageable, with 20 kiddos. Definitely standing-room-only for parents!
- This package includes a dedicated party host.
You have the option to choose from two mining rough mixes. You can choose either a Rock or Beach bucket, but should only provide one bucket per child in order to keep the party on schedule. Our birthday party buckets have 50% more treasure in them than our Rockhound or Beachcomber buckets offered through the store. This size is exclusive to our party guests.
- Rock bucket – mining rough that includes gems, rocks, and minerals. View our Gem Identificationpage to explore the types of stones you may find.
- Beach bucket – mining rough with seashells, fossilized sharks’ teeth and other beach finds. Explore our Shell & Fossil Identificationpage to explore the types of shells and sharks teeth you may find.
- You are welcome to bring balloons for your party. Our ceilings are 12-14′ tall, so please be certain to have a long string or ensure that they are securely fastened to a balloon clip.
- No confetti or piñatas, please. No sparkling candles.
- No alcohol or smoking allowed.
- A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking. It is non-refundable but is transferable if the party is canceled more than 72 hours prior to the start time. We will apply your deposit to another reservation within a 2-month window. Any party canceled with less than 72 hours’ notice will forfeit the deposit.
Age Considerations: As our gem mining activities and geodes contain small and sometimes sharp pieces, these activities may not be appropriate for children age 3 and younger. We will not accept birthday party reservations for children age 3 and younger.
*Prices do not include sales tax. Sales tax will be applied.