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Welcome to Gem Valley NC!

  • Updates
  • 2017 Season Info
  • What's New Rockhound?


*Due to unavoidable circumstances, we will be closed Sunday, August 6th, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope you can join us on another day we're open!*

We will be opening for the 2017 Season on May 1st! We look forward to seeing you!

*Please note that our hours of operation have changed. Additionally, in the case of bad weather, the flumes will be closed.

Followers of our Facebook Page have a chance to win free gemstones every month!

Our FAQs have been updated with some additional information. Go check 'em out!

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2017 Season Information

We will be opening the gates May 1st, 2017 and will remain open for the season until October 15th, 2017.

Our operation hours will be Thursday through Monday, 9:00 AM EST to 3:00 PM EST.*

We will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission into the park and access to the flume mines starts at $10.00. Please visit our Flume Mining page for detailed information on available buckets!

*Please note that no new miners will be admitted after 2:00 PM.

Note of Interest: This year we have been digging in an area that has turned up many Native American artifacts so there is a chance to find much more in your gem pails than just great gems, and we have also discovered some amazing aquamarine and tourmaline this year. We have expanded the rock shop and added more ore to go through. We hope to see YOU this season!!!

What's New in the Rockhound World?

February 2013: Scientists discovered how bacteria can change ions into gold!

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