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Crystal Grove’s 3rd Annual Mining Showdown!

September 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

~ Come try your luck with your hardest working friends! For the third year, we will be sectioning up the wall our Tears of Wenedi mine into 10 different sections. Teams are welcome to bring in their tools and see who can find the best specimen overall, along with a few other competitive categories.

~ For this competition, electric jackhammers, hammer drills, and up to 7500 generators ARE permitted!

~ Prizes given for Best Specimen, Most Quartz Weight and Most rock moved.

Cost: $100 per team member; teams up to three miners allowed
Dates: September 11th & 12th, 2021

Rules & Regulations:

• Friday night Captain’s meeting required, where you will draw for your space.
• Up to 7500 watt generators permitted
• No Hydraulics
• No air tools
• No saws
• No gas powered hammers
• No explosives
• Team fee includes one water/electric campsite
• Any contesting of border lines and specimens found near them are to be figured out between teams; a $50 fee applies if a staff member has to call it.
• Mining Hours for event are Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., awards immediately following
• Each team is to submit their choice for Nicest Specimen for judging; each team member will vote for nicest specimen and are not allowed to vote for their own specimen.
Prizes for “Best Specimen”; “Most Quartz Weight Mined” and “Most Rock Moved”!

There has been an overwhelming response to be a part of this competition and we will be drawing from a “lottery” system to see what teams can participate this year. We will assign each team a number, and do a live drawing on the Facebook Event page on August 15th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., EST, and announce the teams who will be able to participate this year. Your team’s deposit of $100 will be due within 72 hours after the Live Drawing if your team is selected. Your remaining team fee will be due before the start of the competition.

To submit your team in the easiest fashion, please fill out this online form Mining Showdown Team Submission – if you are unable to do so, please contact us at crystalgrovecampground@gmail.com, through Facebook Messenger or by emailing crystalgrovecampground@gmail.com. You will be asked to submit your team name, team member names and email address of the Team Captain.

Come watch the show! Food will be on-site with for purchase! We will also be announcing some other fun things for that weekend, keep an eye on this page and event pages!

Day mining is still welcome, at a discounted flat rate of $5. Hand mining ONLY! Check back for more details.


September 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am
September 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm