You must come to the Caledonia Mine on the day you reserve your ore pile. Caledonia Mine is near Mass City, Michigan. A map will be provided with your paid reservation. Time is from 10:30 am for orientation. Digging is from 11am to 3pm
Join us for an exciting day spent digging through your own private ore pile in search of native copper, silver, datolite,quartz, feldspar, calcite and epidote!
Rain or shine....we mine! We will have mine events even if it rains; the rain washes the rocks and makes it easier to spot copper and minerals. We also have an open pavilion where you can seek shelter if there is a downpour.
Private Ore Pile rates for 2018 are $200 per ore pile for up to four people or a family.
Private ore piles are original mine run ore from the Caledonia Mine. We build a private ore pile for you upon a paid reservation.
Your Ore pile is 3 cubic yards and you will have four hours to discover and collect the minerals in your pile.
We allow each group to use a bucket, 2 rock hammers, tool hoe, and pick during the dig. Each pile has a water supply to rinse minerals for easier identification.
Our Experienced staff will be on hand to help guide you through your pile and identify your specimens.
This is family friendly fun for all ages.
Please note: Safety glasses and closed toed shoes are required.
Please note we offer no refunds.