Kids Country

 Kids Country is a 2,000 square foot room devoted just to kids. Copper Kettle Country Store is working to make kids excited to come in the store for not only fun but a learning experience. This area includes all American made toys, and lots and lots of toys to play with including a custom made Amish marble run and giant checker board. It also houses a water flume gem mining area and a gem cave where the kids can take their gems to see if they react under the black lights. 

 

Copper Kettle Country Store has now expanded the gem mining area and  includes a gem viewing area complete with black light and geode crusher.  All the gem mining action at the Copper Kettle Country Store takes  place at the gemstone water flume. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of  discovery as you find colorful, beautiful, and valuable gemstones! See  the water flow and the Miner sing and tell jokes. The store has an  extensive collection of rocks and minerals both on display and for sale.  The store also has a birthday party area to accommodate small gem  mining parties complete with food and drinks.

Kids Gem Mining
Become a prospectors as you mine for quartz, amethyst, citrine, calcite,  iron pyrite, red jasper, rose quartz, garnet, sodalite, flourite,  Fossils and more in our indoor water flume. Keep what you find! Each  mining experience is unique....you'll never know what you'll will  find!!!!!!

How To Mine:
Gem dirt is given to you in a bucket. You are provided with a screen for  washing and a shovel to put the dirt in the screen. Of course there is a  flume - a trough of running water - with a bench along its length. The  dirt goes in the screen, the screen goes in the water and swish swish  the mud is washed away. Well, it's not quite that easy but it is  completely safe and fun. Staff is on hand to help with technique and  identification of your stones.

What To Look For:
Gemstones come in every color from white to black. Quartz is the most  common found at gem mining. There are many different varieties of Quartz  and several are semi-precious gem stones. The ideal shape of quartz is a  six sided prism. Check your screen carefully and see how many kids of  Quartz you can identify. You may also be lucky enough to find a geode or  even some fools’ gold. There are lots of different gemstones to  discover and even some fossils too.

What to Wear:
You will be playing in water and dirt so we do suggest that you wear old  clothes or bring an apron for younger kids but if you are careful it  may just be a roll up your sleeves and dig in adventure. Of course don’t  forget your camera to take lots of pictures. Once you have those  pictures be sure to send them to us we love to see all the happy faces  gem mining.

Mining Prices:
Little Miner: Mix Gemstones $5.00
Miner: Mix Gemstones, Point Quartz & Arrow head $10.00
Prospector: Mix Gemstones & Fossils $10.00
Prospector's Dream: Mix Gemstones & Fossils, Sharks teeth, Point Quartz & Arrow head. $15.00
The Dinosaur: Over 3lbs of Amethyst, Mix Gemstones, over 16 Fossils, Sharks teeth, Point Quartz’s, Arrow heads & 1 break open geode. $30.00
Diamonds Are Forever: Every bucket has a REAL DIAMOND w/ up to 6 sides! worth $15 - $30. Mix of Gemstones, Point Quartz & Arrowheads. $30.00

kids country indoor gem mining

kids country indoor gem mining