Gemstone Mining Experience

Gemstone Mining Experience at Apple HollerA unique, hands-on experience, mining for minerals, gemstones and fossils

August, September, October 2016

Take a trip back to pioneer days, with this exciting, educational and engaging experience! Begin our Gemstone Mining Experience with melodramatic storytelling as our own Prospector Joe tells a tale intertwined with the history of Wisconsin mining. Includes interesting facts about Wisconsin History and Geography.
Prospector Joe will then guide guest miners through a mining experience at the Apple Holler Mining Company. Have a “rocking” good time as you roll up your sleeves and sift through your own bag of treasure in our flowing sluice. Discover and identify genuine fossils, gemstones, and minerals that can be taken home. This unique mining experience will be a memorable learning event sure to spark imaginations and the desire to learn more about mining and Geology.

Apple Holler Mining Experience Includes: 

  • Apple Holler's gemstone mining minersExperience Apple Holler Mining Mayhem Melodramatic Storytelling with Prospector Joe
  • Learn about Wisconsin History and Geology with Prospector Joe’s Presentation
  • Enjoy Fun, Hands-On Mining Experience with a Bag of “Mining Rough” containing Genuine Gemstones, Minerals, and Fossils
  • Receive a Fossil & Gemstone Identification Chart
  • Discover our Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Enjoy a Freshly Baked Cookie
  • Explore our Farm Park — Farmyard Animals, Kid’s Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cow Trivia Maze, Giant Slide, Music Garden & MORE! 
Includes Wisconsin Common Core Standards in Science, Agriculture, Agriscience, Ecology/Environment & Nutrition

Cost:  $9.00 per person (children and adults)
One complimentary ticket per groups of 20 or more
Reservations Required  262-884-7100

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