Nestled deep in the Hickory Nut Gorge, on the
banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic
Chimney Rock Village, there is a gemstone mine
of great opportunity to prospect for your own
gems. You are invited to a riverside setting
unparalleled by any other mine in the area. Come
experience the wonder and excitement of
prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and
comfortable atmosphere. The friendly staff will
happily assist you in any way possible, from
discovery to cutting your gemstone.
Rock and minerals of all kinds have been found
including Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, Garnet,
Peridot, Quartz, Agate, Hematite, Amethyst, Sodalite, and many more. Children are fascinated
by these stones and attendants are on hand to
assist them in identifying, classifying, and
educating each and every one.
The gemstone mine guarantees a gem find every
time, so everyone can feel the thrill! Gemstone
buckets are available in numerous varieties and
prices. Small or large groups are always welcome
at the gemstone mine. Many valuable gemstones
are found each day and you keep what you find!
All equipment is furnished and there is no
experience necessary, we'll show you how! Just
purchase a gemstone bucket from the attendant
down at the flume, and we'll get you started.
You can have some of your stones cut and mounted
in to rings, earrings, and pendants. In 14K and
sterling silver settings. Turn around time for
your custom made piece is usually averages one
It's great fun for the whole family and every
one leaves with a gemstone.