Jackpot Mine

Jackpot Mine

  • Sunday: Reopening TBD

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 weekend, school vacation, and most holidays (except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Additionally, Jackpot Mine and all of the Discovery Depot attractions are open daily during the summer season when school is off.

Packages

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 or all three attractions, Jackpot Mine, The Bone Zone, and Thunder Creek, and save with special combination and upgrade packages.