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Membership

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Mohawk Valley Mineral Mining is a PRIVATE MINE

* WE REQUIRE EVERYONE WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN ONE OF OUR DIG OPTIONS, EXCEPT GROUND ZERO AND VIRTUAL DIGS, TO BE A MEMBER *

Becoming a member is easy! When you arrive at Mohawk Valley Mineral Mining, you will pay your yearly membership fee of $25 per person for 2024. Dig fees are separate.

Member Benefits

  • Access to MVMM Mine and Facilities

  • An Official MVMM Hardhat

  • Transportation to and from the Dig Site

  • Free Tent Camping and Free Firewood

DIG OPTIONS AT MVMM

Option #1: Day Digs

Day Passes to Explore MVMM

Standard Day Dig
(Our Most Popular Option)

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Freedom to explore one of our many marked zones. Find a fresh spot and work your way into the dirt, searching for loose crystals OR find some promising dolostone ledge to pop open pockets with unbelievable crystals. An Official Guide will be available for light assistance throughout your Day Dig. 

Check in begins 9:00AM. Please arrive prompt. Transport will take members down based on sign in times. Arrange the time for your ride out of the dig site with your guide. No guaranteed transport between the hours of 10:30AM - 3:00PM. Please bring everything you need for the day and plan accordingly.

Adult - $100 per day
Child - $50 per day

*Will be applied upon your arrival. Cannot be combined with other offers.

GROUND ZERO

Ground Zero is an affordable option to dig through fresh, untouched tailings from inside our mine. Bring your hammer and chisel to work large chunks of dolostone rock or sift through the dirt with a shovel. It is possible to discover water-clear gems, druze, and even a larger crystal. Ground Zero is situated near the parking lot, so you can be close to your vehicle.

Adult - $25 per day
Child - $10 per day

Arrive at Ground Zero and pay in person upon arrival. Please give us a heads up that you're coming (516) 429-0358. Any payment method accepted.

ADD A PRIVATE GUIDE OR PROSPECTOR

PRIVATE GUIDE

  • provides insight into the mine & ensures you're in the best spots

  • teaches you to recognize key signs

  • shows you the right tools and how to use them

  • limited hands-on assistance

  • add on to a Day Dig

3 Hours

$250

(2 person max)

PROSPECTOR

  • provides hands-on assistance to help you dig, increasing your odds

  • includes use of a POWERED JACKHAMMER!

  • ensures you're in the best spots

  • shows you the right tools and how to use them

  • add on to a Day Dig or Machine Dig

4 Hours

$350

(2 person max)

CALL TO BOOK (516) 429-0358

Option #2: Machine Digs

Choose from 2 different machine dig options.

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Gear Up for a One of a Kind Dig with Power.

 

This is a very interactive experience, and we encourage a positive attitude and willingness to work! Take collecting to an all new level by digging with power. Our most thrilling option yet, the machine dig makes you part of the crew. 

 

There are 2 options:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

4 Hours

$600 (4 person max)

+$125 Per Additional Participant

+$200 for Private Guide

4 Hours

$1500 (2 person max)

+$150 Per Additional Participant

+$250 for Private Guide

DIRT MACHINE DIG

For those looking for a productive and dirty day in the woods. The owner, Scott, will operate the excavator, moving mounds of fresh dirt for you to search through. Watch the machine do the hard work for you, then search the mixed fresh material in search of gems, goonies, and druse. Includes Day Dig Pass.

HARD-ROCK MACHINE DIG

Not for the faint of heart. The owner, Scott, will operate the excavator, tackling the tough dolostone ledge. Hammer, chisel, and repeat in the battle against some of the hardest rock in the country while searching for that pocket of crystal. Experience may be loud. Includes Day Dig Pass.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Exclusive Machine Dig NOW.

Need more assistance? Call 518-914-9110 to discuss your Machine Dig options!

Please arrive 8:30AM. Check-in begins at 9:00AM. You will go to the machine dig area and begin prospecting. The machine will begin operating between 10:30AM - 10:45AM. Please view all service details prior to booking your machine dig.

Option #3: Virtual Dig

Watch us dig for you from anywhere in the world. Keep what we find.

Engage in live mining adventures in real-time from the comfort of your own home, all from behind your screen. With every virtual dig, you get to keep anything that our expert guide finds while you watch us from a livestream (we will fill up to an 8"x8" box. Each additional box is $150.) Crystals will be shipped for free via USPS.

$350 Per Livestream Session

Keep what fits into an 8"x8" box

$150 Per Additional Box

Option #4: Take a Course

LEDGE-BREAKING COURSE

Join our one-of-a-kind Ledge-Breaking Course with MVMM Master Guide Jeff Apel, an experienced educator and hard worker who will make tackling the ledge less daunting. This 3-hour course introduces the tools and techniques for efficiently moving dolostone, insights on MVMM's unique geology, and answering all of your questions during hands-on digging.

3 Hours

Adult - $300 per course
+ Child  $100 

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