Recreational Mining and Prospecting

Topaz Mountain Adventures offers hands on mining and prospecting experience for Utah Topaz gemstones. This unique vacation experience is for the young and old, the inexperienced and the avid rockhound. You'll keep everything you find; even large sherry/amber colored gemstones which are rarely found prospecting outside our mining lease.

Public and Private Tours

Public tours are regularly scheduled throughout the year. Most tours begin in the morning (times may vary) and lasts as long as you like for the remainder of the day. All participants will view the drilling and blasting of fresh rock in our quarry from a safe distance. Once the all clear is given, tour participants will have exclusive and complete access to the freshly blasted rock. We provide hand tools and support staff with power tools to assist in splitting and breaking down the rock exposing Utah topaz gemstones. Each tour has a limited number of spaces, so be sure to book your tour early.

Private Tours may be booked any day of the year except on previously scheduled public tour dates, Sunday's, and major US Holidays. Private tours are for one to eight persons of your choosing and provide the same support staff and exclusive access to newly exposed gemstones.

Youth ages 7 - 13 must be supervised and working with an adult while in the quarry. Children 6 years or younger are not allowed directly in our quarry. The quarry is sloped and rocky, a good hiking boot is recommended.


Self Guided Prospector Passes

Prospector passes are available on days when no public or private tours are scheduled. There are single day or weekend passes, and youth and family passes. While we do not provide freshly blasted rock or provide any staff support, you are able to prospect through the rubble to find gemstones previously overlooked.

Only hand tools may be used for all prospector passes (sorry, government laws).

Youth ages 7 - 13 must be supervised and working with an adult while in the quarry. Children 6 years or younger are not allowed directly in our quarry. The quarry is sloped and rocky, good hiking boots recommended.

Why do a tour?

Perfect Location

Our claim produces many of the best finds in the area.

Blasting & Power Tools

Outside of our claim, only hand tools are allowed.

Keep Everything You Find

Even the very best find is yours!

Family Friendly

Great fun for the young and the old.

Exclusive Private Access

Private tours can be scheduled around your travel plans.

Amber Instead of Clear Gems

Topaz fresh from the rock are Amber/Sherry colored.

Blast Day

Example Finds

Examples of Utah Topaz from our quarry.

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Amber Topaz

Extraordinary gemstones such as this can be found in our quarry. Utah Topaz is naturally colored amber or sherry and will fade to clear in the sunlight.

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Utah Topaz

Beautiful gemstones such as this can be found in our quarry. Utah Topaz is naturally colored amber or sherry and will fade to clear in the sunlight.

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Topaz Cluster

On occasion, topaz clusters such as this found in a small pocket of the host rock are found.

Quarry

Topaz Dome Quarry

This is where you enter the quarry. A pair of good boots, small chisel, and hammer is all you need.

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