Grab a bucket and sluicing box, sit down and discover some real gemstones, rubies, sapphires, and fossils. Gem Mining is a fun, relaxing activity suitable for all ages. Searching for hidden treasures brings out the smiles in everyone, and you get to keep whatever you find! Each bucket is guaranteed to contain either real gemstones, minerals, or fossils. 
      
We provide all equipment and mining gear for a fun-filled activity for young and old alike. Come sit beside our authentic 8' waterwheel, complete with water tower, mining sluice, old-time wagons, sand volleyball court, basketball, yard games, and authentic Teepee. 

How it works: Come on down to the river at 521 Amboy Road Asheville, NC. Say hello to one of our friendly staff and pick out a bucket. Take your bucket down to the mining trough, pour a little in your screen, and let the moving water carry away the dirt to reveal what you have found. Gem Mining requires no experience, is fun for all ages, and you may even enjoy gettin' a little dirty!
 

GEM MINING

 Current Rates Per Bucket

 

Gems: $12.00

Gems & Minerals: $18.00

Fossils: $22.00

(Plus Tax)

ASK US ABOUT GROUP RATES

 

Purchase includes: Mining bucket, identification card, treasure bag, and all necessary equipment for a fun filled special day of mining for real stones, fossils, and minerals. 

  

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