Find Your Luck!
Known as the most important mining district in the world, Spruce Pine is a rockhound’s dream come true. Numerous gem mining establishments await you where you can pan for treasure and even have your treasure cut and polished into jewelry you can wear! Area gem clubs and mine owners sponsor digs at local aquamarine mines and even a former Tiffany’s Jewelry emerald mine! Our area gem mines have been featured on The Travel Channel, some have famous gemologists on site and one local family business has been mining for over 200 years! Don’t miss the annual North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival held the beginning of August each year. This four day festival features dealers from around the country selling gems, minerals, crystals, fossils and of course beautiful fine jewelry. A must stop on your trip is the Museum of North Carolina Minerals, located in Spruce Pine and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Seek Treasure and Find Fun when you visit our area Gem Mines!
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