What we do?
The Sandy Creek Mining Company, Inc. is the wholesale builder and supplier of mining equipment and products used in gemstone panning operations at tourist attractions around the world. We have provided quality equipment, products and services since 1991. Our company takes pride in supplying and working with our customers for many years.
Where are they?
We have setup over 250 locations in 15 different countries including the USA. We are located anywhere from small gift shops, campgrounds, amusement parks, family fun centers, country orchards, museums, zoos and show cave operations. We have installed equipment at locations with annual visitation as low as 20,000 and as high as 4,000,000 plus.
How do we do it?
We offer a complete turn key operation with all equipment and products you need to start selling mine rough. You simply sell the mine rough out of your existing gift shop. With the package instruction signs, gem display boxes, and gemstone postcards, your customers need no assistance. Thus this operation can stand on its own and needs no attendant. This reduces your labor costs. Although, many operations have found the increased sales well worth having an attendant at busy times.
We have a good consistent product and equipment with great eye appeal. This combined with a low maintenance and a non-labor intense operation helps keep labor costs to a minimum. Participation rates vary for different types of operations but are very good even for the smallest of locations. Please take the time to view a few pictures of some of our previous installations. Your bottom line after the recovery of equipment costs in the first year will be approximately 1/3 for product cost, and 2/3 for gross profit.
School teachers will love you and your operation. It is a great hands on participation activity for kids with a little education attached. This is not just for kids, all ages will enjoy this type of activity. You will be surprised at the return business and take home bags you will sell.
We would be more than happy to furnish you with a list of any of our present locations. Or you can contact us for more details and what we can do for your operation and the bottom line.