Gem Mining

Gem Mining Experience ... great fun and richly educational!

Clark's Elioak Farm is pleased to partner with Tom Cummins and Mobile Mining Experience to provide gem mining at our farm throughout the year.

There are several ways to enjoy gem mining and geode cracking at Clark's Elioak Farm:

The Flume operated by Mobile Mining Experience is open most weekends throughout the petting farm season. Saturdays we are open 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays (and occasional Mondays) we are open 11 AM to 5 PM. Last miners can start at 4:30 PM:
April Saturday 1 - Sunday 2
  Saturday 8 - Sunday 9
  Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 (until 3 pm only)
  Easter Monday 17
  Saturday 22
  Saturday 29 - Sunday 30
May Saturday 6 - Sunday 7
  Saturday 13 - Sunday 14
  Saturday 20 - Sunday 21
  Saturday 27 - Sunday 28
  Memorial Day Monday 29
June Saturday 3 - Sunday 4
  Saturday 10 - Sunday 11
  Saturday 17 - Sunday 18
  Saturday 24 - Sunday 25
July Saturday 8 - Sunday 9
  Saturday 15 - Sunday 16
  Saturday 22 - Sunday 23
  Saturday 29 - Sunday 30
August Saturday 19 - Sunday 20
  Saturday 26 - Sunday 27
September Saturday 2 - Sunday 3
  Labor Day Monday 4
  Saturday 10 - Sunday 11
  Saturday 16 - Sunday 17
  Saturday 23 - Sunday 24
October Saturday Sept 30 - Sunday Oct 1
  Saturday 7 - Sunday 8
  Saturday 14 - Sunday 15
  Saturday 21 - Sunday 22
  Saturday 28 - Sunday 29

Two Gem Mining Birthday Party options at the farm:

#1 ADD-ON to a Clark’s Elioak Farm Party: If you have a birthday party scheduled at the Farm on one of the weekends listed above, you can add the fun and educational activity of gem mining to your party package by contacting Haley Stalker at HaleyS@MMErocks.com and scheduling an ADD-ON to your party at the farm. There is also an option for you to request the ADD-ON by indicating it on our Party Reservation Form.

What the package includes:

  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff to help identify “finds” and make your gem mining experience both fun and educational
  • Each participant will receive either a half or full bucket of "Gemstone Miner" enriched ore to work on the flumes and find REAL gemstones, minerals, fossils and more from around the world for them to keep
  • Plastic bag to store your "finds" and to take them home
  • The birthday child gets a special upgraded bucket of ore and geode at no additional cost as a gift from us
  • Identification sheets to help identify your "finds" once you get home

Add “Gem Mining” to your party at Clark’s Elioak Farm:

Gemstone Miner (full buckets) $13.00 per bucket (regular price $14)
Gemstone Miner (half buckets) $ 7.00 per bucket (regular price $8)

Important Note: The gem mining activity is not recommended for kids under age 3 because of possible choke hazards (small items)

#2 Semi-Private Gem Mining Birthday Party at the Farm: You can schedule a party directly with Mobile Mining Experience to be held at Clark's Elioak Farm on one of the weekends listed above.

What the package includes:

  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff to help identify finds and make your gem mining experience both fun and educational
  • Use of our Tent and Picnic Tables for up to three hours (additional time can be prearranged)
  • Each participant will receive one full bucket of "gemstone Miner" enriched ore to work on the flumes and find over a pound of REAL gemstones, minerals, fossils and more from around the world for them to keep!
  • Plastic bag to store your "finds" and to take them home
  • Each paid participant will receive one small geode to crack open using our custom-made geode cracking machines to reveal minerals and crystals hidden inside for millions of years, also theirs to keep
  • The birthday child gets a special upgraded bucket of ore and geode at no additional cost as a gift from us
  • Identification sheets to help identify your "finds" once you get home

Up to twelve (12) Gem Mining & Geode Cracking Participants: Only $240 (Plus $6 per person for farm admission fee. This fee allows all paid child and adult guests access to the Petting Farm and Enchanted Forest attractions and maze)

Add additional Gem Mining & Geode Cracking participants at $14 per additional participant (Plus $6 farm admission fee)

To book your party or if you have any questions, contact Haley Stalker at HaleyS@MMErocks.com.

Important note: The gem mining activity is not recommended for kids under age 3 (three) because of possible choke hazards (small items).