The Mine Train
May 7th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St.,
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
The original mine shaft is back in production. Come tour the grounds, listen to an interactive history of the ol' Susquehanna Mine and pan for real gem stones you can take home. One person in each group can "blow the mine" and everyone can witness the mine shaft explosion. Gemstone Panning is a great activity for all ages. Participants may find up to 11 ounces of gemstones in a single bag which may include amethyst, rubies, rose quartz, emeralds, crystals, and an arrowhead. All gems are of high quality and may be suitable for cutting, polishing, and mounting. With every mine train ticket you will receive one bag of mining ore from the Ole' Susquehanna Mine.