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Now Available:

Cathedral Cavern's
Gem Mining

Experience the thrill of discovery at Cathedral Cavern’s Gemstone Mine!
Its fun, it's easy and there is always a find! 

The gemstone mining process is an ideal activity for any age; your findings will make the perfect start for a collection.   Children as well as adults have enjoyed their experience panning for gems.

Cathedral Caverns Gem Mine's hours:  9:00 A.M.  -  6:00 P.M. 

The cost of a bag of mining dirt:   $ 6.00 plus tax.

Each bag is filled with a variety of rough cut gems. 

HOW IT'S DONE:

  • Purchase a bag of prepackaged gemstone "rough."
  • Work the dirt in the water running through our custom made flumes.
  • Identify what you find using the gemstone identification display.

For more Information call Cathedral Caverns State Park office at (256) 728-8193

Access to Alabama State Parks and State Park Programs is available without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disabilities.