US $45

Amber Collecting

Minimum age: 7 years, due to attention span. Trip lasts 3 to 4 hours Scheduled only in spring and fall, as digging is impossible here during hot, dry periods.

Region: Seattle
Duration: 3 hr - 4 hr
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

-Collect rare amber in 3 colors from the only NW Amber deposit. Our amber has been waiting 45 million years for you to excavate it! -Learn the origin of the Amber and how that relates to the history of the Cascade Mountains. -Ask your guide any geologic questions you have

What's Included

Experienced, family-friendly guide will accompany you to the site, show you the best way to dig and answer your questions. Digging tools and ziplock bag for your treasures are provided.

Additional Information

  • No pets allowed. This is a private site, you may not return without a Geology Adventures guide. Liability waiver required for everyone over 18. Please take any trash with you, there is no garbage pickup at this remote site.

  • Minimum age: 7 years, due to attention span Easy 2 mile hike, round trip, on mostly flat ground. One short uphill section of less than 100 yards. Ground can be muddy if it has recently rained. Digging tools provided.

  • Cancellations with 7 days notice receive full refunds. Short-notice cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your space. We earn our trip fees by producing happy customers, not by hassling people about refunds!

Customer Reviews

Verified Reviews
  • 3 Ratings

  • Kristy

We had an amazing time! It was fun for the whole family. We would highly recommend this adventure!

May 20, 2019

  • Denise

Jules Pierson is awesome! The weather was really bad so the amber area was just mud and it was cold outside. It was hard to find amber but she had a fossil back up plan. My husband supports me but rock hounding is not his hobby. Jules pulled off a miracle and made the experience informative and fun for him! I will definitely be trying to book trips in the future.

April 17, 2019

  • John

Great trip with a great guide. My whole family had a great time!

April 16, 2019
20250 276th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038, USA
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