Gemstone digging at the historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill

Children and adolescents alike can use sand screens to dig for the coveted minerals hidden away in a sheltered sandpit at the Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill, which has been filled with minerals from around the world. Finally, the gemstone can be given its final polish using large sandstone grinding wheels. An old original polishing wheel is also available. Part of the two-hour long gemstone adventure involves “breaking open” a gemstone geode using an original crusher. All finds and the broken geode become the property of the “digger”.

Opening times: 15.3. - 15.11. / Daily digging times: 10 AM - 12 PM, 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM / prior registration required!
Prices: Adults, children and adolescents: €7.00
Contact: Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill, Tiefensteiner Straße 87, 55743 Idar-Oberstein (Tiefenstein), Tel +49 6781 - 901918,,

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