Gemstone Mining

An extraordinary hands-on experience where you can discover real gemstones and fossils!

Perry's Cave Family Fun Center - Put-in-Bay - Gemstone Mining

Pan for real gemstones and/or fossils

Purchase a bag of rough mix at The Shop at the Top, and then let the water wash over the sand, and experience the fun of panning for REAL GEMSTONES & FOSSILS. Fun for ALL ages - young and old. Located just outside Perry’s Cave. You can spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour sifting. Many children will choose this activity over an ice cream cone! Quite a recommendation!

Geode Cutting

Purchase an uncut geode at The Shop at the Top, and then take it outside to our Geode Cutting Station. Our trained staff will cut the geode in two with our special diamond-bladed saw, revealing to you for the first time the inner beauty of this rough-exteriored gemstone. Every stone is a unique experience to see.

Gemstone Mining Pricing

Purchase inside The Shop at the Top.

Geodes: SM-LG: $7.00 - $16.00

Gemstone Mining Rough Mix Bags: $7.10 for small bag up to $25.35 for a family bag

NEW FOR 2018 THE FAMILY BAG. This bag has both gemstons and fossils and guarantee's a large gemstone in every bag! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!

Gemstone Mining Hours

Weather Permitting***

Open May thru September: 7 Days a Week: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 October: Weekends only: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.