At Gem Mountain, we’ll satisfy your sense of adventure! Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. There are no admission fees. We have buckets for every budget and you won’t walk away disappointed! We have a variety of gems to choose from including; emerald, ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, garnet, amethyst and so many more. Want a hands on experience in the mine? Take one of our mine trips to dig your own. We offer trips to Brushy Creek Mine or the historic Hoot Owl Mine. The choice is yours! We also offer a FREE fluorescent mineral display. Need a snack? Gem Mountain General Store has hot dogs, chips, candy, fudge, hand dipped ice cream and more. Relax by the creek at our picnic area. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some quality time with us! Open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Madonna Fox
Member Since 2015

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Gem Mountain

13780 NC 226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

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Monday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


(828) 765-6130 (Main)