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Hewitt Gem Mine
Hewitt Gem Mine

Sat, Jun 03



Hewitt Gem Mine

Open to ages ten and up, the Hewitt Gem Mine is a great place for all skill levels. Cost to member is $15 for anyone using hanOpen to ages ten and up, the Hewitt Gem Mine is a great place for all skill levels. Cost to member is $15 for anyone using hand tools. Please read on for additional details.

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Jun 03, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Haddam, Turkey Hill Rd, Haddam, CT, USA


About the event

Hewitt Gem Mine Haddam, CT

Saturday, June 3rd 9am - 4pm 

Join us at the Hewitt Gem Mine for a fun day of mineral hunting! Open to ages 10 and up, children must be under close supervision at all times. This location offers something for everyone as there are many dump piles to surface collect and sift, as well as an exposed rock wall that can be worked with hand tools or power tools 

The cost to member is $15 per person for anyone who is using hand tools. Power tools are an additional $10 ($25 in total). Please bring cash or check to make your payment. The club will be covering $15/pp. Everyone must be a member to attend. 

There are many different minerals to find at the Hewitt Gem Mine. Several members were able to find stunning pieces over the last few years, including beryls, garnets, lepidolite, and smoky quartz points.

Recommended Tools: 

Surface Collecting : hand garden claw or small shovel, sifter, gloves

Hand Tools : Hammer, Chisel, safety glasses, gloves

Power Tools : please use proper equipment for the job as well as safety glasses and hard hat. 

Hard toe shoes are recommended but not required. Proper footwear is required, please be mindful. Safety colors are always a good idea as it is easier for other members to see you when working in close areas. 

Please see your field trip leaders to check in or out on the day of the trip. If you have any questions at all the morning of, you can also reach Alynne at 339-206-0855  Melissa is your co-leader

You may also email the club at any time with questions at : 

** Please pack appropriately - bring plenty of food, snacks, and water. There are no bathrooms on site, however there is a Dunkin' Donuts not far back in town. The club leader will have first aid if you shall need it. 


Choose a route south: 95,  295 to 395, or 90 to 84

Whichever you choose, make your way to route 9 heading to Haddam, CT

Take exit 8 - Beaver Meadow Rd (if you are coming north on rt 9, you’ll turn right onto Beaver Meadow

Go almost 1 mile then turn right on Turkey Hill Rd

In about 0.5 mi, you’ll see #197 on the right

The mine driveway will be on the left

The road is uphill and windy

{If you miss the turn, you’ll come to Gospel Church at 220 Turkey Hill Rd and you can turn around there.}

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