Treasure hunting in the Edelsteinland (Gemstone region)

Try your luck and dig for gemstones. The gemstone fields at the Historic Weiherschleife (Grinding Mill), at the Gemstone Mines, in the Gemstone Adventure World or at the Lemke Agate Heap are an invitation to search for one or the other sparkling treasure - with  guaranteed success. A little treasure to take home with you!

Prospecting field at the historic Weiherschleife - Grinding Mill

A great offer, especially for children and adolescents, is sand sifting at the mineral digging site of the historic grinding mill. The covered sand field is stocked with minerals from all over the world. Afterwards, the gemstones get their final polish on large sandstone polishing wheels. There is also an old, original polishing wheel on display. The two-hour gemstone adventure includes the “cracking“ of a gemstone geode


Opening hours

15 March to 15 November
Prospecting daily between: 10 am - 12 noon, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm (Registration required!)


Prices

Adults, children and adolescents: € 7.00


Contact

Historische Weiherschleife
Tiefensteiner Straße 87
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone +49 (0)6781 – 901918
E-mail info@edelsteinminen.com

www.edelsteinminen-idar-oberstein.de

Prospecting at the gemstone mines

At the Gemstone Camp, treasure hunters can go on a two-hour mineral hunt with pickaxes, picks and spades. Sturdy shoes, safety goggles and gloves are recommended. The mineral digging area is freshly stocked every day and is great fun for little treasure hunters. A highlight of the mineral hunt is the “cracking“ of a gemstone geode.


Opening hours

15 March to 15 November. Prospecting daily between: 10 am - 12 noon, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm (Registration one day in advance required)


Prices

Adults: € 10.00
Children and adolescents up to 16 years: € 7.00


Contact

Edelsteinminen im Steinkaulenberg
Im Stäbel 1
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone +49 (0)6781 - 47400
E-mail info@edelsteinminen.com

www.edelsteinminen-idar-oberstein.de

Prospecting field in the Gemstone Adventure World 

Great fun and a learning experience! In the gemstone cave, which is protected from the wind and rain, children and adolescents can dig for sparkling gemstones in a rock grotto measuring over 60 square metres.


Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9 am – 6 pm
Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Sundays and public holidays: (Good Friday – 1 November). 10 am – 6 pm

Prospecting hours Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5:15 pm
Sat/Sun/on holidays from 10 am (duration: ½ hour)


Prices

Children and adolescents: € 3.00


Contact

Edelsteinerlebniswelt
Nahestraße 42
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone +49 (0)6781-2050
E-mail: info@goldgottlieb.de

www.goldgottlieb.de

Treasure hunting on the agate heap

Borrow a bucket and embark on a treasure hunt atop the agate heap at the company Lemke.Any agate pieces or remnants that you can stash in your container are yours to keep.


Opening hours

Mon. to Fri. 10 am – 12 pm and 3 pm – 5 pm
Sat. 9 am-12 pm
Booking by phone is necessary


Prices

12 litre bucket: € 30.00
20 litre bucket: € 45.00


Contact

Firma Lemke
Idarwaldstraße 19
55758 Bruchweiler
Phone +49 (0)6786-1854 oder +49 (0)170-3066039

Tourist Information EdelSteinLand

Hauptstraße 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone: +49 (0)6781 64871

Brühlstraße 16
55756 Herrstein
Phone: + 49 (0)6785 79-1400

info@edelsteinland.de

www.edelsteinland.de