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Spruce Pine - 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.


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.

Mark Thornton

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Pretty cool spot. Mined for some gems. Grabbed a decent sized bucket and the prices were reasonable. They even evaluate what you mind afterwards. Nice store inside, easy in and out parking.

Mary Grogg

Monday, April 16, 2018
Excellent family fun! Super friendly owner's and staff! Reasonably priced trinkets.


Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
This place is just totally awesome. So helpful and tons of fun to be had. You pay a bit more for the gem buckets but no one else out there gives you as many gems or as much variety. Don't mess with the rest. -Glenn

Jenna W

Thursday, March 29, 2018
I find some REALLY cool gemstones here! However, even though I am always very satisfied from my finds, it is very expensive here. Otherwise, cool place!

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