Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

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Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - March-December
  • Hours - Monday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm


  • 13780 NC Hwy. 226

    Spruce Pine,   NC   28777


As seen on the “Learning Channel,” hunt for amazing treasures. Gem mine rain or shine. Covered flume lines. Extensive emerald display. Aquamarine mine trips. General Store plus jewelry and gift shop.

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. There are lots of different gemstones to discover!

Or simply tour our mines, visiting either Brushy Creek Aquamarine Mine or Hoot Owl, where aquamarines and emeralds have been found.

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13780 NC Hwy. 226
Spruce Pine NC 28777


Latitude: 35° 57' 10.8" / Longitude: -82° 6' 28.0794"

Special Directions:

On Hwy 226 North, 1 mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 331

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