X
things-to-do/gem-mines gem-

Gem Mines

A FUN, UNIQUE ACTIVITY IN THE BOONE AREA

Gem mines offer a unique, fun, and educational activity for kids and adults of all ages. Participants purchase buckets of dirt in varying sizes and then proceed to mine for hidden gems in troughs of moving water.  Since most buckets contain some type of precious or semi-precious gemstone in its rough form, any party is bound to find a jewel! 

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine more

Many of the area gem mines also have knowledgeable staff members that will identify and tell you about the treasures you have found. 

Featured
Blowing Rock

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine is an Appalachian Mountain based gemstone mining operation. We purchase mine ore by the ton from local .. more

Featured
Boone

Providing all the equipment needed, you will find gems from all over the world including topaz, amethyst, citrine, ruby, .. more

Featured
Foscoe

Here at the Greater Foscoe Mining Company, your experience is not only loads of fun, but educational as well. With indoor and .. more

Featured
Boone

Set along the mountainside, Magic Mountain Mini Golf, surrounded by nature and waterfalls, is a fun time for the whole family... more

Featured

Experience the fun of Gem Mining during your visit to the Valle Crucis area. Located next to the Valle Crucis Mercantile, gem .. more

Featured Events

May 27

High Country Grizzlies vs. Columbus, GA

5/27/17
High Country Grizzles is Boone's brand new indoor football team. Join them on Appalachian State Univeristy's campus at… more
May 28

Mountainhome Music Memorial Day Salute

5/28/17
Kicking off the summer with Joe Shannon's Mountainhome Music's Memorial Day Weekend Concert is a tradition in the… more
Jun 02

Concerts on the Jones House Lawn

6/2/17 – 8/25/17
The Jones House Community Center is situated on King Street in downtown Boone, next to the Mast General Store's Old… more
Jun 02

First Friday Art Crawl

2/3/17 – 12/1/17
Shop, mingle and meet local artists from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown shops and galleries. Enjoy fresh art, lively… more
Jun 16

7th Annual Doc Watson Day Celebration

6/16/17
Renowned American roots musician and Watauga County native, Doc Watson, became an international icon and acoustic… more
Featured Events
815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
made by Simpleview