Gem mining played a vital role in shaping the history and development of the mountains of North Carolina. The Native Americans mined Mica and other minerals for decoration and trade. The Spanish explorers of yesterday mined this area for Silver and Gold. Upon the discovery of a 10lb gold nugget in Cabarrus County, North Carolina became the center of the first American gold rush, enticing many settlers to test their luck in this beautiful area of the USA.
Today, you too can share in that experience in their clean, safe, family friendly environment. At Foggy Mountain Gem Mine they do all the hard work for you. Simply purchase a bucket filled with gemstone ore from local and non-local mines and sift the material in our covered flume area. Over forty different minerals may be found at our mine, and gemstone quality ore is guaranteed in every bucket. Emeralds, sapphires, rubies, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, topaz, and many others are waiting to be discovered! They supply all of the necessary equipment and provide assistance throughout the entire process to ensure that you find all of your precious stones. Fun for kids of all ages! They are handicap accessible and provide assistance to those with special needs.
If you need any more information, feel free to call us at (828) 963-4367 or drop us a note on our Contact page: we love to answer your questions!