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Welcome to Gem Valley NC!

  • Updates
  • 2018 Season Info
  • What's New Rockhound?

Updates

Please note that we will be closed all day for August 5th. We will be attending the Gem Show in Spruce Pine, NC. We encourage you to join us there!

We open for the 2018 season on May 3rd! For any questions such as gem identification, please send an email with a picture to gem-valley@gmail.com and we'll do our best to assist. Thank you for a wonderful season, and Happy Prospecting!

*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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2018 Season Information

We will be opening the gates May 3rd, 2018 and will remain open for the season until October 2018.

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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