There are numerous commercial gem mines along the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway, where visitors can sift through either native or enriched rough material to reveal gemstones. Most gem mines also offer professional gem cutters who can turn the stones you find into jewelry or keepsakes.
4416 NC Highway 105 South, Boone, NC 28607
We offer something for everyone in the family. Great fun for the children as they hunt for gems in our fully stocked mines and incredible shopping for the adults with the finest in colored stones from around the world. We have cut gems, museum quality mineral specimens, and custom jewels for those looking for that specific piece of jewelry. We offer the inspiration, imagination and creation without the price. Great family fun at affordable prices. Mention this ad for a 10% discount on your next gem mining trip!
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15090 Hwy. 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Spruce Pine Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations,so you can mine with one of the oldest mining families in the nation,mining since 1810.We offer buckets of the finest gem ore from the best native gem mines.Search for your own valuable gemstones in the safety & comfort of our location south of Spruce Pine,North Carolina.We can make custom jewelry from your finds or from gemstones in our Gemstone Shop.We are nationally recognized in magazines, books, PBS & local TV stations.