Jackpot Mine

Dig for gems in caves!

Discover Depot Jackpot Mine
Jackpot Mine

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Become an explorer in our caves and dig for gems
at Jackpot Mine right here at Discovery Depot!

Use your hands to dig for crystals and minerals hidden in our one-of-a-kind replica silver mines!

Dig for gemstones in Southeastern Connecticut’s only replica silver mine, Jackpot Mine. Ring the bell at the entrance to call for one of our miners and start your journey into a true replica of a candle-lit silver mine. Equipped with a souvenir bucket, you will join a team of junior miners and use your hands to dig for crystals and minerals that are hidden among the mines. With over 50 different kinds of gemstones, minerals, and crystals, each visit will bring a unique experience filled with educational fun that you can take home. Yes, you get to keep everything you find! Once out of the mine, analyze your treasures at our mineral identifying tables before taking them home in your cool souvenir buckets!

Feeling extra adventurous? Choose the Jackpot Mine Deluxe Package which includes a miner’s helmet with working LED light you can use to dig in our special dark mine like a real miner. The helmet is yours to keep and available in assorted colors. This is one of Mystic Country’s favorite children’s attractions – be sure to wear your Discovery Depot miner’s helmet with pride!

Rain or shine, Jackpot Mine is open every day during the summer and every weekend during the winter months as well as on most school vacations and holidays (except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).


Standard Package: $12.99 per Miner
  • Dig in a candle-lit silver mine
  • Find over 50 kinds of gemstones, minerals, and crystals
  • Keep everything you find in a souvenir bucket
  • 30 minutes (10 minutes to dig and 20 minutes to identify)
  • Jackpot Mine is recommended for ages 4 & up
  • For your child’s safety, children must be out of diapers and pull-ups in order to participate in this attraction

Deluxe Package: $25.99 per Miner

Includes Standard Package PLUS:

  • Your own miner’s helmet to use and take home (batteries included)
  • 20% more digging time
  • Dig in a dark mine like a real miner

Combine Discovery Depot adventures by choosing two attractions: Jackpot Mine and Thunder Creek, and save with special combination and upgrade packages.

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Keith McGilvery and Rachel Piscitelli from FOX 61 visited The Discovery Depot on their last stop on the Connecticut Summer Bucket List Tour and boy, did they have some fun! Check out the following video link and we hope you will come visit us soon for your own “Big Fun!”