My son and I met up with Jeremy and John to experience the Guided tour of the Red Beryl Mine, as well as the Solar Wind Mine.
I cannot recommend the guided tours enough. Aside of knowing exactly where to did, John and Jeremy worked their butts off to make sure we had the best experience, and the most productive experience possible. They did the vast majority of the hard work, knowing the proper veins of material bearing the beryl and topaz, providing the mined raw material for us to sift through for the gems. If we had been on our own, we may have been lucky enough to find a little topaz, and one or two red beryls if we were lucky. Instead, with their tremendous help, we found more topaz than we know what to do with, and something on the order of 22 red beryls.