Kids and sled dogs LOVE Maine winters!
Kids and sled dogs LOVE Maine winters!

Photo courtesy of Five Field Farms

Maine’s ice fishing derbies: Classic family fun!
Maine’s ice fishing derbies: Classic family fun!

Photo courtesy of Cyndy Bell, Auburn, Maine

Explore the majestic Katahdin region this winter
Explore the majestic Katahdin region this winter

Photo: Sherry Skinner

Find winter adventure in ‘The County’
Find winter adventure in ‘The County’

Photo courtesy of Aroostook County Tourism

Be enchanted by a Southern Maine holiday!
Be enchanted by a Southern Maine holiday!

Photo courtesy of Wells Chamber of Commerce

Maine’s race scene heats up in the winter!
Maine’s race scene heats up in the winter!

Photo courtesy of Maine Running Photos

Introducing the Maine Brew Guide! Maine craft beer is spoken here!
Introducing the Maine Brew Guide! Maine craft beer is spoken here!

Photo: Mike Leonard

Get away to Rangeley!
Get away to Rangeley!

Photo courtesy of the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce

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Rockhounding in Maine

Rockhounding in Maine

Rockhounding in Maine is a unique family adventure! Scour the Western Maine foothills for beautiful Maine gems!

Rockhounding in Maine offers a unique gem-hunting experience!

Rockhounding in Maine offers a unique gem-hunting experience!

MAINE MINERALOGY EXPEDITIONS, (MME)www.rocksme.biz We are the premier attraction in the greater Bethel area for rockhounds of all experience levels. Take a look at our web site, (www.rocksme.biz) for pictures and comments from our guest experiences!

Along with MME, two closely affiliated businesses provide a great menu of experiences that will make your visit to our area a truly memorable one. First, to compliment the experience with gems and native minerals is MT MANN JEWELERS.

Second is BETHEL OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & CAMPGROUND, (BOA) is “home base” for MME and a mineral sluice under our “Big Top” tent. Rock Hounds can process buckets of great mine material from some of the best sources in western Maine. The SLUICE is a great fun and an educational experience for the entire family. The pictures on our web site tell the story and we’re sure you won’t go home empty handed. To round out the total experience, BOA provides a beautiful campground for RV’s and tenters, has kayak, canoe, drift boat and bicycle rentals, and they provide fishing adventures and guide services as well.

Your visit with us is sure to provide adventure and it’s a natural compliment to the many outdoor activities available here. Learn something new and go home with some of natures beautiful treasures! For more information on features and tour reservations please call B.O.A. at (207) 824.4224 (800.533.3607) or Mt Mann at (207) 824.3030.

Maine Mineral Adventures
Learn about the local geology, mining history, and how to identify minerals. Screen a bucket of mine run: material containing different gemstones and mineral specimens from local mines. Take field trips to famous local gem mines in the area and dig on their dumps. Visit mines like Mt. Mica, the Bennett Quarry, Orchard Pit and many others! Learn about the science of mining and see active mines. Prospecting trips are available to learn everything you need to know to go out on your own.MMA will provide an avenue for hobbyists and professionals as well as schools, clubs and organizations to dig for their own gem minerals, learn about lapidary, geology, minerals and the mining history here in Western Maine. we are happy to announce Dig Maine Gems South at One Cow Ice Cream next to Smedberg’s Crystal spring farms on Rt. 26 in Oxford.Call for more info or go to our website: digmainegems.com.

Ask about our 3-day Dig & Lodging packages with meals AT POLAND MINING CAMPS Opening May 21! Oma’s Attic filled with treasures, rocks and more! Jewelry maker on site, wire wrapping and stonecutting available.

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