Morefield Gem Mine is a unique experience for
children and adults alike. The mine is a great
introduction to minerals and mineral collecting
at a real mine.
Morefield Mine is one of the few operating mines
where collecting is allowed on a regular basis.
The mine is a great introduction for
anyone, any age, who wants to find rocks,
minerals, and gems and learn to identify them.
No less that 10 minerals species can be
found on any day and with experience, time, and
depending on what is being mined underground,
more of the almost 80 mineral species occurring
in the Morefield pegmatite can be found.
mine is a world class amazonite location and is
referenced in many books on rock and minerals.
has full-size diorama of the Morefield Gem Mine and
it is constructed of minerals taken from the
you are in the D.C. area, it and the mineral
hall are certainly worth a visit.
& Gift Shop
From Mine Dumps
(Bring you own bucket or container)
Screening – screens and some shovels
– Bring your own drink
(no alcohol allowed)
FALL 2016 NOTICE: Updated October 6, 2016
Morefield Mine will be closed for the Fall to
the public and all schools. However, we will be
doing shaft repairs, cleanup, and exploration
on the 100 foot level. This will prepare
this level to become the main mining level in
website will be updated from time to time to
keep you informed on development, progress, and
Thank you for
your interest and dedication to the Morefield
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