Group Mining

Cooper’s accepts reservations for groups with discount rates available. Perfect for schools!

You must make a reservation for large groups to allow for space availability. You can also check group availability on our Group Reservation Calendar

Please fill out our online group reservation request form or contact us to save your date now! Visit our party page for information on birthday and special event rates.

Group rates begin for a minimum of 20 mining participants with accommodations available for up to 125 participants. The group program is perfect for pre-school and school groups, senior groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, youth groups, community organizations, and all other civic organizations. Scouts working for a geology badge should bring with them a list of requirements so we can be sure to achieve your goal!

Upon your arrival at the mine, our staff will have already prepared your buckets, sluice screens, and shovels so we can begin right away! A staff member will give a short, fun, instructional presentation to ensure every prospector understands how to pan and what to look for. At this time a review of basic rules and regulations will be given for safety. The staff will be on hand during your entire visit to answer questions, identify stones, and assist in any other way we can.

Buckets available for group discounts:
The 2-Gallon Rockhound Gem Bucket - In a group setting this bucket takes about one hour to complete. We recommend allotting about 2 hours for your visit.

*When applicable, tax exempt forms will need to be provided prior to your event or regular tax rates will apply.