Recreational Mining and Prospecting Tours

Topaz Mountain Adventures offers a hands on mining and prospecting experiences for Utah Topaz, Bixbyite, and other minerals. This unique vacation experience is for the young and old, the inexperienced and the avid rockhound. You'll keep everything you find; even museum quality top rate finds which are rarely discovered while prospecting on free public lands.

Public Tours, Private Tours, Prospector Passes

Public tours at our various locations are regularly scheduled throughout the year. Tours begin in the morning (times may vary) and continue all day. At our Topaz Dome location, participants watch the blast of topaz bearing rock and then have exclusive access to collect Topaz. At other tour locations, participants have access to freshly dug material with our backhoe. Tool kits and support staff are available to assist and show you how to collect gemstones and minerals. Each tour has a limited number of spaces, so be sure to book early.

Private Tours may be booked any day of the year except on Sunday's, and some major US Holidays. Private tours are for one to eight persons of your choosing.

Prospector passes to collect in the rubble pile are available at our Topaz Dome site.


What to plan for

Youth under age 13 must be supervised and working with an adult. Footwear and clothing should be appropriate for rough rocky environments. All sites are in the desert, so be sure to bring plenty of water and plan for a day in the sun.

Hours of operation are generally from dawn to dusk.

Private tour bookings should be booked at least two weeks in advance. Contact us for tour bookings sooner than two weeks to verify availability.

Why do a tour?

Perfect Locations

Our claim sites produce many of the best finds in the Thomas Range.

Blasting & Heavy Equipment

You reap the benefit of blasted and freshly dug rock/ground available exclusively on our tours.

Keep Everything You Find

Museum quality specimens are found regularly on our tours. Even the very best find is yours!

Family Friendly

Tours are great fun for the young and the old, the experienced and the inexperienced alike.

Exclusive Private Access

Private tours at any of our locations can be scheduled around your travel plans.

Premium Quality Gemstones

Our sites have unfaded sherry colored topaz, small pink and salmon topaz, and premium quality bixbyite.

New adventure

Example Finds

Examples of Utah Topaz from our Topaz Dome Location.

Topaz with Bixbyite

Topaz with Bixbyite Cubes such as this can be found at Topaz Site B location.

Utah Topaz

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

Topaz in Matrix

This high quality of Utah Topaz in matrix shows the potential of what can be found at our Topaz Dome location.

Bixbyite

These samples of 1/4″ and 3/8″sized Utah Bixbyite can be found at our Bixbyite, Pink Topaz location.

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