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!

Package overview

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!

Treasure Quest Gifts

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.
Mining Rough

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.
Other Notes
  • 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.

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