Gem Mining at Home! Pan for Gems, Minerals, Shells & Sharks' Teeth!
Take your family on a Treasure Quest at home! Purchase a bag of mining rough, wash with some water, and reveal the treasures contained within. You will dig it! And it's easier than you might think! Simply use a sand sifter or pasta/veggie colander, dip it in a basin with water or use a hose to wash it down. Wash, rinse and repeat until you find all of the treasure! A quick word of caution - you should do this activity outside and please do not pour the water into your drains (you don't want a visit from the plumber!).
We offer three of our most popular mining rough buckets in a "to-go" or "take-home" form. You can choose from our Rockhound, Beachcomber or Megalodon mining rough. Watch this YouTube video to learn more about our to-go bags.
We hand-assemble each bag of mining rough utilizing gems and minerals, shells, and sharks' teeth from around the world. We purchase our rocks by the ton, literally. Because of our incredible buying power and commitment to excellence, we are able to offer you the highest quality mining rough at the greatest value!
When creating our buckets or bags, we mix our treasures into a specially formulated sediment that rinses easily and contains small pebbles - making it a true search and find! As this process is done by hand, we can ship you a bag of mining rough with sediment or without! When you order the bag without the sediment, it will lower your shipping cost and it allows you to create an experience at home using any substrate your like - like gravel, sand or even some dirt from your backyard. Be certain to designate your selection when adding this item to your cart.
With your purchase, we will include a small identification card highlighting the most popular finds. You can also visit our website to explore our treasures in greater detail. Now, onto the mining rough options:
The Rockhound – $10 The Rockhound contains a half-pound of gems and minerals from around the world in a rainbow of colors. You may find well-known semi-precious stones or unfamiliar, unique gems and minerals. You will typically find a dozen or so varieties of gems and minerals in each bag.
The Beachcomber – $10 The Beachcomber contains a hearty handful of our seashells from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, fossilized sharks’ teeth, and other beach finds. You’ll find shells that are uniquely different from those found along the coast of the United States; a great way to add variety to your collection.
The Megalodon – $25 The Megalodon is a super-sized Beachcomber featuring more shells, more sharks' teeth, an authentic Megalodon tooth, and other fossils. Spoiler alert- this bag even includes an authentic Mosasaurus tooth! Sure to please the shark or dinosaur enthusiast! Note: the Megalodon tooth in our bags is often a 3/4 tooth (meaning it's missing a section) and is typically 1-1/2" to 2" in length.
Remember, when placing your order, you can decide if you'd like to purchase your mining rough with the sediment pre-bagged, or if you'd like to order the treasures only which you can then add to a substrate of your choosing - sand, gravel or some dirt from your backyard. This is an important distinction, so please choose carefully. Once purchased, mining rough cannot be returned. Thank you!
Thank you for choosing Treasure Quest Mining for your next at-home gem mining expedition!