Whitemud Creek Mining Co.
Over 50 years since it closed, Whitemud Creek Mining Co. has returned to Rainbow Valley as a family-friendly activity!
Whitemud Creek Mining Co. is your opportunity to use the water in the sluice to sift through bags of rough as you explore for REAL gemstones and fossils. Oh yeah, and you get to keep everything you find!
Though primarily aimed at younger kids and their families, EVERYONE loves exploring through the sand to see what treatures they can uncover! Find this exciting, all-ages mining sluice in Rainbow Valley, right next to the Aerial Park Tower.
How does it work?
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!!
- Purchase a bag of mining rough on-site from the mining sluice attendant or at our Campground office.
- Head to the mining sluice with your bag of rough where the attendant will show you how to use the panning tray and give you an identification card & bags to take your goodies home in.
- HAVE FUN! Pan through the rough and collect your treasures.
Mining Rough Pricing
Check out "What's in the rough" below to see what you will be taking home!
|Bags of Mining Rough|
|"Pay Dirt" - 3lb||$15|
|"Fossil Find" - 3lb||$15|
|"Emerald Strike" - 5lb||$20|
|"Mother Lode" - 10lb||$35|