UNGUIDED (SELF-GUIDED) TOURS. This option is for members that have ALREADY been to our mines and want to experience the mine on their own without any assistance. Unguided tours are mainly for those who have already visited the mines and have had the initial help and instruction.
A visit to the Solar Wind Bixbyite / Pink Topaz Mine allows you a unique opportunity to collect a rare and valuable minerals. Our working mine is world famous and you a chance to find your own gems? Bixbyite, Pink Topaz, Pseudobrookite, Amethyst and more. You get to keep everything you find at no extra charge; the standard dig fee allows you to keep all you find. You dig and screen your own rock. You should bring your own tools. Recommended tools are: Rock Hammers, Chisels and Screwdrivers. For those who wish to use our community screens we do have a few on site. Once you have pad paid we will send an informational packet and also liability forms you will need to fill out and send (by post or electronically) prior to you or your group’s visit.