A dream come true! After 5 years of effort, from spring 2022 the Moldavite museum in Český Krumlov organise excursions to a legal moldavite mine, where visitors are allowed to dig for moldavites.
Not only by finding one while walking on the field or by searching through some sorted (and already searched through) material, as is the usual case with commercial “stone searching”. Here you can find your own moldavite in its original layer, where it was buried by geological processes 15 million years ago!
Excursion groups have a limited number of clients, who might try their luck. Based on the current opening hours and the size of the mine, the limit is set on 4-6 mining people.
Basic flat fee of 3000 Kč contains:
– the possibility to personally access the legal mines and to undertake the mining activity in the original moldavite-bearing layer
– necessary equipment
– 5 g of moldavites.
If the client finds moldavites over the stated weight, he may purchase the exceeding weight for a favorable mining price 300 Kč/g. If the client doesn´t find the stated 5 g, he can choose from moldavites found at this mine, which we already extracted. Estimated duration of the excursion is approx. 3 hours, out of which at least 2 hours is the “mining” alone.
To participate, you need register and book your excursion date in our reservation system:
For groups of 4 to 6 people we can arrange private excursion almost any other time than given in the reservation system.
The excursion has to be paid in advance: https://www.vltaviny.cz/en/e-shop/cestina-zazitkova-tezba/?currency=EUR
The client is allowed to cancel the reservation 3 days prior to the date. In case of extremly bad weather or technical problems, alternative date is provided. For any other question or request, write us on the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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