All the action takes place at the gemstone flume. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of discovery as you find colorful, beautiful, and valuable gemstones! Our flumes are covered so you can mine rain or shine! In the cooler months the flume line is enclosed and heated for your added comfort.
Just place a scoop of rough material on the screen... then rinse with clean water. The gem stones, when wet, will reveal colors and crystal shapes!
Refer to the Gemstone Chart to identify your gemstone findings! There are lots of different gemstones to discover! We have lots of local materials such as Crabtree emerald, Wiseman and Brushy Creek aquamarine, as well as moonstones, garnet, citrine, amethyst, ruby, sapphire and others brought fresh to the mine daily! Sharing the experience of mining at the flume mine is a lot of fun. You can compare finds and help each other to identify what you've found.
Your stones will be inspected free of charge. You may also have your stones cut and made into jewelry by experienced gem cutters who are graduates of the most prestigious gem cutting schools.
We are located right on Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine and we invite you to contact us for more information. We invite individuals, families, and groups of all sizes.
We invite you to browse our entire website for all of the fun activities that we offer...come join us in person or even purchase buckets of rich mine ore and more ONLINE.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 1-888-817-5829 or use our online request form.