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Go Mining At Emerald Hollow Mine In Hiddenite, NC

Hiddenite is also famous as being one of the few places on earth where the very rare gemstone "Hiddenite" can be found! Each year, thousands of rockhounds, tourists and educational field trip participants flock to this popular North Carolina attraction to experience the thrill of finding rare gemstones in the rough.

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California Gemstones: Tourmaline, Garnet, Turquoise and More

Southern California is one of the most important areas in the world for the production of gem-quality and specimen-quality tourmaline. Numerous mines over the past 100 years have also produced turquoise, garnet, morganite, aquamarine, topaz, kunzite, and many other gems.

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NC Geology - Frequently Asked Questions - North Carolina

The following partial listings of North Carolina Gem and Gold mines, Mineral Museums, and Mineral Clubs does not constitute an endorsement by the North Carolina Geological Survey of any of these facilities. This list is intended as a guide only, and is included as a potential starting point for individuals interested in North Carolina minerals.

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Stokes Co., North Carolina, USA - Mines, Minerals and More

Stokes Co., North Carolina, USA : This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org.

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Gem Mining in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Gem Mines in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors to the area can mine for native gemstones at numerous commercial gem mines along the length of the Parkway, or they can visit the North Carolina Minerals Museum at milepost 331 to learn about mining in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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How to Find Emeralds in North Carolina | Sciencing

North Carolina is known for its abundance of minerals and gemstones. Emeralds are among the many naturally occurring treasures in North Carolina. There are currently two emerald mines in North Carolina open to the public: the Crabtree Emerald Mine near Emerald Village, and Hiddenite Gems Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite.

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McRocks - Western North Carolina and Southeastern United ...

A web site devoted mainly to western North Carolina rocks, gems and minerals. Take a picture tour of numerous rock and mineral collecting sites and see examples of rocks and minerals to be found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Take slideshow tours …

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Franklin Gem & Mineral Showcase - 2020 Show Schedule

The most up-to-date information about shows, vendors, news, and weather for the Franklin Gem & Mineral Showcase in Franklin, North Carolina. Browse the guides for this showcase and view a map of show locations. The Franklin Gem & Mineral Showcase starts on 5/6/2020. The show ends on 7/26/2020. The Showcase is located at Franklin, North Carolina United States.

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Find Gems, Minerals, and Fossils in South Carolina

Rare Gems and Minerals in South Carolina South Carolina falls in the southeastern part of the United States and has massive deposits of granite, especially Blue Granite. Gemstones such as amethyst, garnet, beryl, quartz, "cats eye" and minerals such as zircon, sillimanite, and kyanite are also found in the state in various counties.

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Gem & Mineral Identification | Treasure Quest Mining

Emerald – One of the seven precious gemstones, emerald is the green variety of the mineral beryl. Its cousin is aquamarine. Emerald crystals can be found in quartz or mica schist. North Carolina is home to several emerald mines. Emerald is the birthstone for May.

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North Carolina Gem Mines | Great Smoky Mountains in NC

Gem Mining in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina The Great Smoky Mountains offer a wide variety of unique adventures and experiences visitors won.t find anywhere else, one of which is gem mines. Gem mining in North Carolina is a part of local history, and the potential for finding precious stones of all kinds is huge.

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GEMS AND GEM MINERALS OF NORTH CAROLINA*

GEMS AND GEM MINERALS OF NORTH CAROLINA* Josnrn HvoB Pnerr North Carolina is one of the more notable states in this country for its variety of gems and gem minerals that have been found and mined within its borders. With perhaps very few exceptions, the gem minerals have been found incidentally in a search for other minerals, or in the com-

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NC Mineral Resources - An Overview - North Carolina

North Carolina ranks first in the east in the mining and marketing of gemstones and mineral speciments. The main gem-collecting counties are Alexander (emeralds and hiddenite), Macon (rubies, sapphires, and garnets), and Mitchell (emeralds and aquamarine).

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Digging for Gems and Minerals in North Carolina

North Carolina is perhaps the state which has the largest amount and variety of gemstones and minerals in the United States. On the western side of the state are the Blue Ridge Mountains consisting of a mixture of metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks which have one of the richest sources of minerals and gemstones in the world.

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Mining Part 2: Important Minerals, Gems, and Rocks Mined ...

Important Minerals, Gems, and Rocks Mined in North Carolina. Amethyst. Violet quartz gemstone colored by inclusions of hematite or other minerals, found in Stokes, Burke, Lincoln, Iredell, Moore, Warren, and Franklin Counties. Southeast Macon County's Tessentee Creek was originally operated by Tiffany and Company of New York around 1900.

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North Carolina Gold and Gem Prospecting Thermal City Gold ...

Oct 30, 2013· North Carolina Gold and Gem Prospecting Thermal City Gold Mine - Prospecting Supplies - https://highplainsprospectors.com – 888-236-6580 On this trip my wife and I travel to North Carolina to ...

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Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US - International Gem ...

Emerald Hollow Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina. Find glittering, gorgeous emeralds in Hiddenite, only about an hour's drive from Winston-Salem, NC. The Emerald Hollow Mine is home to the only emerald mine in the United States open for public treasure hunting. You can check out findings from the mine at sluiceways or do your own prospecting, digging, and hunting for a small fee.

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Greensboro NC Gem and Mineral Club - GGMC Rockhounds

The Greensboro Gem and Mineral Club, Inc. was founded in 1954 and became a non-profit corporation in June 1999. The objectives of the Club are to promote interest and knowledge of gems, minerals, fossils, and Earth Sciences. It also provides instruction and information pertaining to rock-hounding and lapidary arts and crafts.

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List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones ...

51 · In 1986, California named benitoite as its state gemstone, a form of the mineral barium …

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Gem and Mineral Museum of Franklin North Carolina

Rocks, gems, minerals, fossils & Indian artifacts from North Carolina & the World, in Historic (1850) Macon County Jail. Gift Shop with jewelry & lapidary arts.

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THE 10 BEST North Carolina Mines (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

" Nice place for a field trip and they will have someone come out and tell you all about the history of gem mining and gems in the state if you let them know you are coming ahead of time. " We walked the short path thriugh the woods to the creek and had a blast in the creek- the water clear and was a little chilly at first then comfortable.

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Aurora Fossil Museum » Minerals of North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the more notable states in this country for its variety of gems and gem minerals that have been found and mined within its borders. Joseph Hyde Pratt, 1932; North Carolina State Geologist 1906-1924

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Ruby City Gems - N.C.'s largest and most complete gem ...

Ruby City Gems & Minerals 130 E. Main St. Franklin, NC 28734 Phone: 828-524-3967 or 800-821-RUBY. Email: [email protected]@rubycity.com

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Rock, Gem, and Mineral Collecting Sites in Western North ...

Rock, Gem, and Mineral Collecting Sites in Western North Carolina Paperback – January 1, 2003 by Rick Jacquot (Author) 3.8 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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Mineral Gallery from North Carolina in Online Mineral ...

Online mineral museum photograph archive of minerals: Mineral Gallery from North Carolina. Minerals from North Carolina. This gallery is part of the photographic archive of minerals. The minerals illustrated sold previously and are for photographic reference only.

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NC Mineral and Gem Festival - Home | Facebook

NC Mineral and Gem Festival, Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 2.6K likes. For over 50 years the NC Mineral and Gem Festival has welcomed thousands of visitors each year to Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

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Museum of North Carolina Minerals – Blue Ridge National ...

The mountains near Spruce Pine, North Carolina are among the richest in minerals and gems in the United States. More than 300 varieties are showcased in the Museum of North Carolina Minerals, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway.Because of the Parkway's popularity, this museum may introduce more people to minerals and gems that any other such facility in the country.

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North Carolina Gemstone Mine - Gem Mining In NC

The special thing that sets Emerald Village apart from all the other "gem mines" is that we do it in REAL mines that have produced a variety of gems and minerals. Our North Carolina Gemstone Mine is located in the awesome Big Deal Mine, an impressive historic underground mine that produced a variety of gems and minerals.

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Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine (Spruce Pine) - 2020 All You ...

Gem Mountain is a place in Spruce Pine, NC ("Mineral City") where you can "mine" for semi-precious gems in comfort. The operation works like this: The owners of Gem Mountain buy truckloads of "scrap" from all the local mines in the area, and when you visit Gem Mountain, you…

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North Carolina Gemstones: ruby, sapphire, emeralds and gold

Finding Gems in North Carolina. Recent reports on the Huffington Post and ABC News websites describe how some visitors have found emeralds worth over $10,000 in-the-rough. If you want to read a great summary of North Carolina gemstones, see Joseph Hyde Pratt's classic article titled: Gems and Gem Minerals of North Carolina in the 1933 edition of American Mineralogist.