• Gold Rush Mining Adventures

    • Gemstone & Fossil Adventures
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Recreation
    40016 Big Bear Blvd.
    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-2860
    (909) 866-5678
    (818) 709-5657 (fax)
    • About

      Experience the Unique Difference at Gold Rush Mining Adventures!

      We offer the Mother Lode of Family Fun!

      Discover & Take Home Real Gemstones, Fossils & More!

      This activity is RATED ''A'' - Approved for ''ALL AGES''


      Experience your own Eureka moment at our giant water wheel & sluice and take home the best souvenir in Big Bear by panning real gemstones, minerals, fossils and more.

      We have all the equipment you need - All you need to do is arrive at our destination ready for fun!

      Choose from our assortment of mining rough bags, belly up to our giant water wheel & sluice and discover the thrill of finding a variety of gemstones - a nugget of glittering iron pyrite, or :fool's gold'', a sparkling quartz crystal,
      emeralds from Brazil and rubies from India AND MORE!

      Our mining rough bags are salted with various minerals, gemstones and fossils from all over the world.

      You may want to have one of the stones cut for mounting into a piece of jewelry.

      Our archeologist bags are salted with a fist full of approximately 15-16 fossils, comprised of shark's teeth,
      turritella stones, sea urchin and other sea fossils!

      We also offer geodes that can be cracked open later.

      No two bags are exactly alike. We also include a brochure to help identify your finds.

      Come and browse our personal collection of fossils and minerals.