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Red River Treasure Mine

Louisiana’s only indoor, climate-controlled gemstone and fossil mining experience! 

Did you know fossil records indicate Louisiana used to be at the bottom of a great ocean?  Where better to hunt for your own fossils than Shreveport Aquarium!  Hunt for treasure, gems, fossilized shark teeth, ancient marine specimens, and then learn about them with our own field experts.  


Using our 35 foot-long indoor sluice, treasure hunters can search for gemstones, fossils and sharks teeth using the old miners technique of sifting and washing material. The running water rinses away the sediment, revealing the treasures. Treasure hunters get to keep their finds to start or add to a collection and take home their own fact card. Fun for the whole family!

There is no better way to strike it rich! Highly prized finds in every bag.

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This is a great educational family activity. We had so much fun hunting gems and fossils, seeing and learning about all the aquatic wildlife, and even interacting with some animals like anemones, sting rays and jelly fish. There was a lot to see and do and the price was very affordable. Our family group was ages 5 to 44, and we all had fun.


-Angelina S.

I loved going gem hunting and I bought 2 $50 "Family Digs" and found even more giant crystals. I equally loved my experience because of the 2 staff members who made sure I had a great time, checking in on me.

-GI Jane


We offer several size bags and mining rough mixes to choose from. Each treasure hunter will find a well-balanced, high-quality mixture of treasures. Educational ID cards are included with each bag.


Search for treasure like jewels, gemstones, shark teeth, trilobites and more!

Mini $9   Large $14


Giant crystals, shark teeth, ancient weapons, gems, and fossils all waiting to be discovered!

10 lbs of treasure $28


Even more giant crystals, shark teeth, ancient weapons, gems, and fossils all waiting to be discovered!

20 lbs of treasure $50


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