You’ve heard the phrase “there’s gold in them there hills” and now there’s gold in the Hocking Hills!
Hocking Hills Gem Mine is now offering a gold panning experience with Placer gold.
We supply the materials you need to discover what gold panning is like – including genuine gold! Choose
from two different size buckets to pan here or purchase a take home kit to share with someone back home.
Gold Rush – $33.75
Gold Rush Take Home Kit - $41.75
Lucky Strike - $59.00
Folks of all ages agree that Hocking Hills Gem Mine is loads of fun! No matter what size bucket of gem
rough you choose you are sure to find a variety of beautiful gem stones. Our gem rough material includes
gems like sapphire, amethyst, peridot, obsidian, moonstone, emerald, garnet and more. In our larger
buckets you may also find items like fossils, shark teeth, polished gem stones, geodes, arrowheads or a
cut and polished gem stone ready to be mounted. Buckets are great for families or groups to share.
Ask about availability of our Specialty Buckets that contain beautiful genuine cut and polished
gemstones like emerald or sapphires along with all the goodies of our standard buckets.
Lil' Prospect ~ $11.00
Rock Hound ~ $33.00
Mother Lode ~ $49.00
Specialty Buckets ~ $170.79
All prices include tax
The mining sluice is open to the public from April 1 to October 31 - call for hours of operation.