Become a Gemstone Miner!

The Black Hills Caverns allows anyone to become a true gemstone miner. This activity is great for kids of all ages. Keep your treasures as you learn to identify numerous Black Hills rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils. Our different types of mining packs offer gems and fossils from 100 million years old all the way to 500 million years old. Come mine for over 53 different types of Gems! Be sure to ask about our daily specials on Gemstone Mining and the discount if you are also going to sign up for one of our awesome Black Hills Caverns Cave Tours. Come find gems and fossils from Mexico, the United States, South America, Asia, & Africa.

Discover Fossils!

Amber
Coprolite “Dino Poop”
Ammonite
Orthoceras
Branch Coral
Crinoid Stem
Dinosaur Bone
Shark Teeth
Petrified Wood
Turritella
Conquina
Whale Bone

Find Gemstones!

Peacock Ore
White Quartz
Amethyst
Fluorite
Amazonite
Emeral Calcite
Black Obsidian
Aquamarine
Garnet
Ocean Jasper
Arrowheads
Autum Red
Sodalite
Bloodstone
Labradorite
Rose Quartz
Pyrite
Moss Agate
Crystal Point