While you’re enjoying your visit at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, be sure to stop by Two Rivers Mining Co.— the Zoo’s very own gemstone mine!  You’ll be given an incredible opportunity to pan for gemstones, fossils, crystals and shark teeth, among other rocks and minerals. Take a nice break from the crazy Texas weather under our shaded deck, equipped with classic western music and a perfect viewing node to see our bison and longhorn.

Two Rivers Mining Co. guarantees that ever “miner” is able to find gemstones— so there’s always smiles all around!

What Can You Find?

Miners have found Amazonite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Arabic Stone, Autumn Red, Blood Stone, Blue Apatite, Blue Calcite, Blue Quartz, Carnelian, Chrysophate, Citrine, Crazy Lace Agate, Crocodile Jasper, Crystal Point, Dalmatian Jasper, Emerald, Emerald Calcite, Fluorite, Garnet, Green Aventurine, Green Jade, Green Quartz, Honey Calcite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Natural Agate, Obsidian Arrowhead, Ocean Jasper, Orange Calcite, Peacock Ore, Pyrite (Fool’s Gold), Quartz, Quartz with Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Ruby, Ruby Zoisite, Rose Quartz, Rough Citrine, Serpentite, Smoke Quartz, Sodalite, Tiger Eye, Tourmaline, Tree Agate, Yellow Jasper, Zebradorite, and other gemstones.

Miners have also found shark teeth and other miscellaneous fossils, like Branch Coral, Coprolite, Sea Clam, Horn Coral, Sponge, Snail, Oyster, Offshore Coral, Fish Vertebrae, Fossilized Limestone and more.