Keep Your Little Prospectors Entertained at Our Gem Mining Company
If your youngster has a favorite collection of polished rocks or is crazy about fossils or sharks, your fun day fruit-picking and shopping at Hill Creek Farms can include a little prospecting at the Gem Mining Company! 

Develop Your Child’s Quest for Knowledge by “Gem” Mining
We have added the Gem Mining Company as a fun and challenging activity to awaken your child’s curiosity about hidden treasures outdoors. Most children have a natural sense of adventure and will love identifying what they find in their prospecting.

Enjoy Watching Your Child Sift for Keepsakes
First at the Gem Mining Company, your boy or girl buys a bag of sand in which we have planted an endless variety of beautiful polished stones, shark’s teeth, and more. Each bag is different! Next, take your child to our picturesque gem mining sluice, a trough where a pump recirculates water so there is a constant flow of it, like in the rivers the Forty-Niner or Klondike prospectors used in their quest for gold. While we don’t promise any precious metals, with a little patience sifting the bag’s contents in the sluice, putting that in a screened tray and gently washing away the sand, every child will find something fascinating to take home! 

A Treasure Hunt During a Fun Day in the Country
All this “panning” at the Gem Mining Company can be part of your fun family day choosing ripe apples (which you can pick yourself if you like), scrumptious baked goods, and fine country-themed gifts, enjoying our grill, and more, including our free hay wagon rides and kids’ barrel train, at our orchard on State Highway 45 in the beautiful countryside just south of the cozy antiques mecca of Mullica Hill, NJ. Stop by soon!