This attraction is atop beautiful Isinglass Mountain. Its a fun place to go if you enjoy exploring caves and collecting rocks. It costs to enter the mine (Admission:
Children (4-11) $13
Children under 4 are Free with a paid adult.)
and costs extra if you want a bucket and a pick to excavate your own rocks. I suggest bringing your own large canvas bag to carry out (they let you take 2 loads all you can carry). A rented (20 cash deposit only no credit cards accepted for this-you get $10 back when you return it) pickaxe makes the experience hokey fun but is not necessary. They usually have a Ruggles Rockhound in the mine area to help you find and identify rocks and minerals. Personally, I think they sprinkle some good finds around for customers to find, I found amethyst, citrine, rose quartz and a quartz crystal within 1 foot of each other. There are some caves to explore but not as many as the Polar Caves, Lost River, or Loon Mountain. There is food available but I would say to bring your own picnic lunch. The entrance to the mine does have somewhat of a grade. Not a place for strollers. Its worth the trip if you are interested in rocks and minerals.