For an “out-of-this-world” experience visit Emerald Village on special evenings to see fluorescent minerals come to life. Guided nighttime underground mine tours unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of hyalite opal. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, they glow a vivid lime green. Other fluorescent minerals include feldspar that glows pink to red, manganapatite that glows cream to orange, and a rare phosphorescent blue mineral which has not been identified. We provide the special lights, flashlights, and safety glasses. The presentation and tour last about 45 minutes. Reservations are required; please check the website for specific times, as they differ by date. Custom tours available.

Dates & Times

August 3, 2024 9:00 pm-10:30 pm

August 31, 2024 8:30 pm-9:30 pm

September 14, 2024 8:30 pm-9:30 pm

October 5, 2024 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

October 12, 2024 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

October 19, 2024 7:30 pm-8:30 pm


Emerald Village 331 McKinney Mine Road
Little Switzerland, NC 28749


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