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 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.
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.
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.
Experience the rush of panning for gold right on site at our gold panning shack. Our gold panning tour includes a bag of gold sand guaranteed to contain gold nuggets, a gold pan, and private instruction from an expert. This tour makes a great addition to your adventure and can be done along with any of our passes and tours for topaz.
Our claim produces many of the best finds in the area.
Outside of our claim, only hand tools are allowed.
Even the very best find is yours!
Great fun for the young and the old.
Private tours can be scheduled around your travel plans.
Topaz fresh from the rock are Amber/Sherry colored.
Examples of Utah Topaz from our quarry.
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.
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.
On occasion, topaz clusters such as this found in a small pocket of the host rock are found.
This is where you enter the quarry. A pair of good boots, small chisel, and hammer is all you need.