Gem Mines

Find treasure in the streams! Get your pan and sift through the rubble to find gems. Gem mining is not only fun for all ages, it’s actually a part of our area’s heritage.

Gem Mountain

Gem mine at covered, comfortable flume lines rain or shine. Mine trips available by reservation. As seen on The Learning Channel and The TravelMore Info

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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine & Fossil Museum

NC's premier educational mining experience! Geologist on staff. Open 7 days a week year round. Heated indoor mining for winter/rainy summer days.More Info

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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

Gem mining, gemstone cutting & goldsmith on site; the finest in colored gems from around the world!More Info

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Emerald Village

Discover real fun in real mines! Gem mining, mine tours, gold panning, museums, gift shops and more! Just 3 miles from the Blue Ridge ParkwayMore Info

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North Carolina's
High Country Host

Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5 | Sun 9-3

6370 US Highway 321 South
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

800-438-7500 | 828-264-1299