PROVIDING FAMILY FUN FOR 33 YEARS!
Charles and Kay Buchanan, owners and operators of Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine,
are confident you will treasure the gem hunting experience! Many valuable gems are found each day and everyone walks away with something they love.
Gem mining is fun for mom and dad...kids too!
We hope that you can come a stranger and leave as family.
Charles and Kay Buchanan, owners of Gem Mountain have been in the mining business for many years and are excited to share their love of it with you and your family! Gem Mountain is a family-owned business and is attended by family staff - we hope that our "togetherness" atmosphere here will make you feel even more at home.
Our covered Flumes allow for prospecting rain or shine. Newly renovated, our modern gem washing facilities make it an easy and relaxing way to discover Earth's
treasures. We supply all of the necessary equipment needed.
After you get done mining, your stones will be inspected free of charge.
Experienced gem cutters are also on hand to cut and design jewelry from your finds. We even have experienced help for novice rockhounds. All of our material is from local sites and includes Crabtree emerald, Wiseman and Brushy Creek aquamarine, as well as moonstone, garnet, citrine, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, as well as others, brought fresh from the mines daily!
Aside from flume mining, we do offer guided Mine Trips, where you can dig in real mines! Mine trips require reservations in advance.
We invite you to browse our entire website for all of the fun activities that we offer...come join us in person or even purchase buckets of rich mine ore and more on our Online Store!
Open March 2nd - December 31st: Monday - Saturday 10 am-5 pm.
Closed January and February.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us
at (828) 765-6130 or use our online request form.