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Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

13780 North Carolina 226

We'll satisfy your sense of adventure. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.

Charles and Kay Buchanan, owners and operators of Gem Mountain and Brushy Creek Aquamarine Mine are confident you will treasure the gem hunting experience. Many valuable gems are found each day and we supply all of the necessary equipment. We even have experienced help for novice rockhounds. Gem mining is fun for mom and dad... and kids too!

Covered flumes allow for prospecting rain or shine. Our modern gem washing facilities make it an easy and relaxing way to discover Earth's treasures.


Jennifer Dimitriu

Saturday, June 9, 2018
The historic mine is definitely worth visiting. So many cool artifacts of the old BonbAmi mine. The ladies who run the museum are really nice. The mine area itself is breathtaking. Huge veins of mica and feldspar can be seen from inside the cave and there is a black light area to view part of the cave under uv fluorescence. Worth the trip.

Melanie McMahan

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Took the nephew because he's been clamouring to go...he rarely outright asks for anything, so it's tough to say no when he does. :) we got him a small mixed bucket ($30 + tax) & he enjoyed every grubby second of it! These buckets are salted (because of course they are!!) but he got 4 really good garnets, 2 sizeable emeralds & some other stones that will be good for cutting. Amethyst, some topaz & tourmaline...about the only thing he didn't get was an aquamarine. Now the bad news...once you find your gems, it is very expensive to have them cut. The 2 emerald would have been over $100 each.

Ashlie Lockhart

Monday, May 14, 2018
Much fun! Very nice family owned business. Got a deal with a 5 gallon bucket and choose a topaz I found cut for me! It's so beautiful!

Dennis Whipple

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Enjoyed our day trip to Gem Mountain with our granddaughter. Had a great experiences and the staff was very informative and helpful. We will be making another trip up to Spruce Pine soon, and plan on stopping by again.

Jessica Mazzell

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Absolutely wonderful experience. We got so many gems. I had one of them made into a ring. I'm so excited to see it.

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