Explore world-renowned geology and mineralogy in Western Maine.
Visit the sluice with family, friends, school groups or birthday parties!
Our experts are here to guide you through the process!
At the sluice we sell buckets of mined material, providing a broad spectrum of area gems and minerals.
The Sluice is open 7 days a week
between After Memorial Day & Labor Day
Summer hours 10am - 4pm
Spring & Fall hours 11am - 3pm
Click here to visit the Maine Mineralogy website where you can learn more about what to expect.
Choose from 4 buckets.
All buckets are 3 & 1/2 gallons.
They are priced differently based on the quantity and quality of gems in the bucket.
White Bucket $27.50
Blue Bucket $55.00
Red Bucket $110.00
Dream Bucket $250.00
Choose a bucket and use the data sheet handout to learn what colors or shapes to look for.
Then take time to sort, screen and wash. In order to identify gems, a trained staff member is on hand. Alternatively, cross identify rock specimens with our display board.
We recommend no more than 3 people work through each bucket. The process usually takes about an hour.
We have tables, screens and a water source in the Sluice to help you easily dig through gems and minerals.
A reservation is not necessary.