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Crystal Grove’s 4th Annual Mining Showdown!

September 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Come try your luck with your hardest working friends! We will be sectioning up the wall our Tears of Wenedi mine into  8 different “spots”. Eight teams are welcome to bring in their tools and see who can find the best specimen. For this  competition only – electric jackhammers, hammer drills, and up to 7500 generators ARE permitted! Day mining is still open, come enjoy the show! K-Dogs BBQ will have his food truck here; come get some grub!

Cost: $100 per team member; teams up to three allowed

Dates: September 16th & 17th, 2023

Rules & Regulations: 

• Team spots picked by lottery by team captain.  

• Up to 7500 watt generators permitted 

• No Hydraulics 

• No air tools 

• No saws 

• No gas powered hammers 

• 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 

• No one mining in your “spot” other than team members 

• 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 on their own.


• Nicest Specimen – Each winner to receive a free weekend cabin stay for four; team trophy 

• Most Quartz Weight – Each winner to receive a $50 gift certificate to Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground   

• Most Rock Moved – Each winner to receive a t-shirt!


September 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am
September 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Crystal Grove
161 Co Rd 114
St Johnsville, NY 13452 United States
(518) 568-2914