Mine Fer Gems

Colorful gems in every bucket! Gemstone mining is fun for the whole family and a great opportunity to prospect for your own precious stones. Here at the Outpost, we offer gem ore buckets for the beginner and the seasoned prospector. Children are fascinated by these stones and our trained staff are on hand to assist them identifying, classifying, and educating each and every find. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. All of our mining tables are covered and we are open rain or shine, 7 days a week! We even guarantee a gem find every time, so everyone can feel the thrill! Gemstone buckets are available in numerous varieties and prices.



Gem Rough Buckets

Here at the Outpost, we offer several gem ore buckets to choose from. Each one varies in size and gem selection, but are loaded with fun and excitement! We recommend planning at least an hour or more for any the buckets below, especially for first timers. All of the equipment is provided at no additional charge. Gem mining is easy. Just shovel some mining "rough" into a screen tray and lower your tray into the trough of water. While you sift and shake the tray, watch as the water washes away the dirt and slowly reveals your treasure. And there's a good assortment of treasures in every bucket of Outpost Gem Mining Rough!

Choose from the following buckets:


Small Gem Bucket
$12.00 / 1-Gallon

Ruby, Sapphire,
& Emerald Bucket
$15.00 / 1-Gallon

Large Gem Bucket
$22.00 / 2-Gallon


Deluxe Gem Bucket
$60.00* / 3-Gallon


Family Gem Bucket
$80.00* / 5-Gallon


NEW FOR 2017 - Deluxe Ruby, Sapphire, & Emerald bucket with Aquamarine, Tourmaline, & Topaz! $40 / 2-Gallon


Also, don't forget to ask about our Special Gemstone Mixes, such the Mega Bucket and the Helen Surprise! Plus, customers who purchase a Family or Deluxe size gem bucket will receive $10.00 off any cut stone order.We also offer a selection of fossil buckets to mine for pre-historic plants and animals.


Here are just a few of the many gems you will find in our Gem Ore Buckets:

But that's not all. Our Family and Deluxe buckets also include: Sodalite, Tree Agate, Blue Azure, Chrysoprase, Malacite, Carnelian, Flourite, Blood Stone, Fire Agate, Topaz, Pecos Diamonds, Tourmaline, Pyrite, Geodes, and XL Amethyst!




Cut Stones

Don't forget to ask for the Gemologist to evaluate your finds and see if you can turn your finds into cut stones. We can take your rough stone and turn it into a sparkling jewel! We have had lots of gemstones found that customers have been able to have cut into beautiful pendants, earrings, and rings! We can also recommend several local jewelry artists that can set your stone for a one of a kind piece. As an added bonus, customers who purchase a Family or Deluxe size gem bucket will receive $10.00 off any cut stone order.


As always, parking is free and there is NEVER an admission fee at the Outpost Gold and Gem! Buses and large groups are always welcome. We even offer group rates and packages for larger parties. Feel free to call ahead and schedule your next event with us. You can also purchase our Gem Ore Paydirt online and mine in the privacy of your own home.