Mercer Caverns Mining Company
Experience what it was like to mine for minerals in the 1800s at the Mercer Caverns Mining Company. Several kinds of "mining rough" may be purchased so that guests may experience first hand what it is like to mine for minerals in a mining sluice. As you wash away the mining rough you will discover a variety of mineral or fossil treasures in each bag. Each bag of mining rough comes with an identification card to help you identify the minerals or fossils that you find. You also get a "keeper" bag so that you can take any treasures that you find home with you.