it's 1870. You're on a train heading out West, passing over the
Mississippi, through the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and finally heading up into
mining hills of Californ-ee.
You reach the old mining town of Stony Ridge and make your way by donkey
of the mountain streams above the town. Once there you find a spot
along the rushing water and begin to screen for treasures and
you can experience the fun of old time prospecting in 21st century
, except you don't need a donkey. We have recreated that old mining
feeling at the Stony Ridge Mining
Company. We sell bags of mining rough (sand and minerals) in 4
and types (gemstones, fossils or a combination) ranging in price from
$5 to $9. We provide the sluice and the mining screens. Each bag
a variety of nuggets, gems or fossils. The gemstones can include
emerald, amethyst, jasper, labradorite, moonstone, agate, garnet, ruby
and lots more. The fossils can range from gastopods to sharks teeth to
trilobites, (even dino poop). There are over 40 gems and 30 fossils and
arrowheads in all.
are located at Stony Ridge KOA
just outside of Stony Ridge, Ohio. Campers and non-campers are welcome. Our address is 24787 Luckey
Perrysburg, OH 43551. The gem mine is open April 15 to October 31,
daily. The store opens at 9am staring Apr 1. We close at 8 pm. Come
see us for a fun gem mining experience for kids of all ages.