near Ontonagon, MI in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Join us for an exciting day spent
Folks of all ages are able and welcome
to join in this unique experience.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help with collection techniques and specimen identification. This is truly a hands-on educational and potentially profitable experience. Caledonia Mine is set in the side of a mountain overlooking the beautiful valley of the Flint Steel River. The mine is easy to reach, a 20 minute drive from Ontonagon, Michigan. The area is full of other fun things to do near by, from hiking the Porcupine Mountains to relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Superior.
The Best Places to Find Cash & Treasures!
Rock & Mineral Collecting: The mine is open from mid-May through early September with a limited number of dates available. Rock piles are built from the original ore left from mining days. Collecting is by advance reservation only. In addition. we offer rock and mineral collecting adventures for groups at other nearby mines that we own.
We accept Visa, MasterCard or personal check
Full payment is required with reservation
New This Year
Private Ore Pile
$100 for a 3 cubic yard load, suitable for 3 or 4 people, and the use of a bucket containing 2 rock hammers, a hand digging tool, hoe and bags.
You will have approximately 4 hours to break down your pile and keep whatever you choose. Each pile is supplied with water to rinse the minerals and ore. Bring your own collecting and safety gear or we have safety gear available for rental or purchase by advance request.
Safety and Collecting
A beautiful Pavilion with picnic tables is
available for no extra charge. Rest out of the sun, bring a lunch, relax and
enjoy the beautiful valley view! A Port-o-john to keep the experience from
being too primitive!!
A beautiful Pavilion with picnic tables is available for no extra charge.
Rest out of the sun, bring a lunch, relax and enjoy the beautiful valley view!
A Port-o-john to keep the experience from being too primitive!!
Copper Mine is owned by Red Metal Minerals.
Gitche Gumee Landing
202 Ontonagon Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
here for calendar of available dates and reservation
Visit the main web site of the Caledonia Mine at www.caledoniamine.com
E-Mail Richard Whiteman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the collecting tours, purchasing rock and mineral specimens, and the books published by Great Lakes GeoScience Press. Many different types and sizes of specimens and ores are also available from Red Metal Minerals at Gitche Gumee Landing in Ontonagon.
Photos: Sue Mais
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