9 Best Spot For Gem Hunting In The Us

9 Best Spot For Gem Hunting In The Us

9 Best Spot For Gem Hunting In The Us

Emerald Hollow Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina
Find glittering, gorgeous emeralds in Hiddenite, only about an hour’s drive from Winston-Salem, NC. The Emerald Hollow Mine is home to the only emerald mine in the United States open for public treasure hunting. There are sluiceways where you can check out findings from the mine, or you can pay to do your own prospecting, digging, and hunting for a small fee.

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Want to mine for diamonds? Murfreesboro is the place to go. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, 120 miles from Little Rock, AR, is the only existing mine where visitors can prospect for diamonds and keep their findings. Stay at the park campsite and enjoy wildlife and natural scenery as well as some sparkling stones.

Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Looking for aquamarines? Head to Spruce Pine’s own Gem Mountain. The Blue Ridge Mountains are the perfect place to prospect for the beautiful blue stones as well as rubies and moonstones. Onsite gemologists can inspect your findings to see if they’re the real deal, and gem-cutters can spruce up and turn your gems into pieces of jewelry before you head home.

Cherokee Ruby Mine, Franklin, North Carolina
Search for rubies inside the Cherokee Ruby Mine. You can sluice through rocks and dirt with a screen and look for precious treasures, including sapphires, garnets, and rutile. The price of admission is low, and the fun level is high, so make it a family outing. The mine is open for gem hunting to the public from April through October. The backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains will make it a beautiful summer vacation.

Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Philipsburg, Montana
One of the most beautiful states in the country, Montana is also a great place to go gem hunting. Check out Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine for some stellar prospecting. What will you find when you sift through the dirt and gravel at Gem Mountain? Sapphires, and lots of them.

Morefield Mine, Amelia, Virginia
The Morefield Mine, just under an hour from Richmond, VA, is known for its vast amount of amazonite. Prospecting here may also reward you with garnet, amethyst, beryl, topaz, and many other minerals. There are mining opportunities here for all skill levels. Prospectors can use the sluicing technique or collect from the mine dumps. The Morefield Mine has its own exhibit of stones onsite as well as one at the world-famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine, Virgin Valley, Nevada
Colorful and unusual, opal is an eye-catching gem. Mine your own opals at the Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine. This mine has produced very valuable stones, some worth upwards of $50,000. Bring tools and buckets. You’ll be doing some serious digging to get to the treasure here, but your hard work could pay off. The mine is open from May to September.

Bonanza Opal Mine, Denio, Nevada
If you’re gem hunting for fire opals, visit the Bonanza Opal Mine in Denio, Nevada. The mine is open from May to September.

Crystal Grove Diamond Mine, St. Johnsville, New York
New York is home to Broadway shows, plenty of shopping, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty, but did you know New York is a great place to mine for gemstones? Crystal Grove Diamond Mine is the place to go to find Herkimer diamonds, beautiful quartz crystals that are fun to mine. These crystals were first discovered in New York, and the perfect clarity of some of these stones makes them very popular with gem hunters.

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  1. Doel garsel on February 3, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Indonesia attended, listening, waiting for the subscriber to return

  2. The Keto Chief on February 3, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    surprised they did not mention northeren Wisconsin. up their in the lakes and streams you can opals, Quorts, geods, jade and much much more probly the most abundant thing is the quarts and their is flower gold also the best spots to search are look for a sandy bottom stream or lake that a black sand shore not hard to find since buy shore it will be covered in black sand. surprisingly it was not like this at one time but in recent years they have had mass flooding and it has bulled all the gem stones and gold up to the top.

  3. lisa bradley on February 3, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Lucky🍀 me I live in North Carolina…

  4. Fairmountain on February 3, 2020 at 10:57 pm


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  7. Debbie Cooper on February 3, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    I wish I could watch this. But she was driving me nuts

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  11. Dusty on February 3, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    the narrator was not from the Orient
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