Take the family on a treasure hunt at home or host an at-home gem mining birthday party! Create a fun and interactive gem panning experience with our treasure-rich bags of mining rough. Use a sand sifter and a water basin to wash your mining rough, revealing the treasures contained within. It's easier than you might think, watch this YouTube video to explore how.
With your purchase, we will include one identification card per bag of mining rough and a plastic bag to store the treasures once found. You can choose to add-on plastic sand-sifters (not pictured) to your order for an additional $2.50 each. Our mining rough bags are available in three varieties: 1) the Rockhound, 2) the Beachcomber, and 3) the Megalodon.
~ The Rockhound ~ (listed as "rock" in the drop-down menu) This 5-pound bag of mining rough contains over 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.
~ The Beachcomber ~ (listed as "beach" in the drop-down menu) This 5-pound bag of mining rough 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 ~ (listed as "meg" in the drop-down menu) The Megalodon is a super-sized Beachcomber featuring more shells, more sharks' teeth, an authentic Megalodon tooth (or similar species), 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 measured along the diagonal. Occasionally, a different species tooth is available, such as the Mako, Great White, or the Chubutensis or Angustidens (ancestors to the Megalodon).
We've created our best-selling combinations in the drop-down menu. The price listed for each combination includes shipping costs. Please do contact us if you would like to order additional quantities or combinations, or pick the item up in person at our store. This listing is for shipping only, not curbside pick-up. Please call our store, 919-372-3000, to arrange curbside pick-up.
Our family owns and operates an award-winning indoor and mobile gem mining experience, birthday party venue, and prehistoric gift shop in Apex, North Carolina. To ensure a high-quality, consistent experience we hand-assemble each bag of mining rough utilizing gems and minerals, shells, and sharks' teeth from around the world. We feel confident you will be pleased with your purchase, you will dig it!
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!). And keep in mind that the mining rough contains small and some times sharp pieces. Please ensure all children are supervised during their mining experience.
Because this is a search-and-find activity, once purchased, mining rough cannot be returned. If you opt to add-on a sand sifter, we will randomly select a color for you and often try to send a variety of colors when more than one is purchased. They are available in red, yellow, green, and blue - you're welcome to list your preference in the comment box if you'd like and we will do our best to fill your request! Thank you for choosing Treasure Quest Mining for your next at-home gem mining expedition!