|Welcome to the Hogg
|New visitors should navigate to our
information tab to get started.
Important reminders and recent
updates are listed below.
As always, we look forward to digging
alongside all of you!
Bring your own release form!
This is optional, but helpful
to us. Just print, fill out,
sign, and bring this Release
Form to the next public dig!
Meeting place and time:
Instructions to reach the
mine are here. Arrive
BEFORE 9 AM EST.
The dig dates until 2022 are
All public dates are
absolute. We never cancel -
rain or shine.
Public digs do not require a
Just show up to the
meeting place (listed
below) on the days listed
under Dig Dates. Do not
contact us for a reservation.
If possible, keep your trash
and throw away at home.
Our trash can has very
limited space! When the can
overflows, trash falls out
and pollutes the area. Keep
the mine beautiful!
DO NOT TRESPASS
This is a federally permitted
mine. It is a felony trespass
charge. Do the right thing
so we don't have to worry
about this please.
The Crystal Empire/The Hogg Mine
|Help us out! Bring your own
You now have the option to print, fill out, sign,
and bring your own Release Form to the public
Bringing your own release form will help speed
up the crew's morning duties. This will help
everyone get to digging faster.
You may find a PDF of the release form here.
Meet us at the mine before 9 AM EST.
DIRECTIONS TO THE MINE ARE LISTED HERE.
Please note that the Hogg Mine is a federally
permitted mine. Do NOT visit unless:
- you have permission.
- you have a scheduled private dig.
- you are visiting on a public or machine dig
Once you arrive at the mine, look for a crew
member who is helping park cars.
DO NOT choose your own spot. Our crew must
guide cars to appropriate spots so that there is
enough room for everyone to come and go
throughout the day.
Once you are parked, remain in your vehicle.
The crew will come around to each vehicle and
give you a form. Once your form is completed, a
crew member will take your fee and give further
Remain 6 feet apart from groups that you did
NOT travel with.
Try to pick a dig spot for your group that is a
safe distance from other diggers. Be mindful of
where people are when walking.
|NEW MEETING PROTOCOL - We
are no longer meeting at
|Starting March 27th, 2020 -
public digs every Saturday!
We are opening the mine for public digs every
Saturday starting March 27th, 2020.
See the updated Dig Dates tab.