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)
SPRING NOTICE: Updated February 22, 2017
Morefield Mine will be closed for the Spring and
Summer of 2017 to
the public and schools.
are still exploring deeper and further away from
the present workings to better understand the
full size of the vein or dike. The amount of
pegmatite to mine has increased over the 20
years of operation as we have better understood
land adjacent to the Morefield Mine is being
developed for a quarry site and there is much
congestion due to heavy equipment moving in
every direction including across the Morefield
entrance. This does not impact future
operation and expansion of the Morefield Mine
and the minesite remains unchanged as Friends of
website will be updated throughout the year to
keep you informed on development, progress,
schedules and any surprises. We will
post photos of the ongoing activities in the
Thank you for
your interest, dedication and being Friends of the Morefield
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