Your Gem Bucket is waiting!  Call or visit today! (828)367-8330mobile phone


school kids in the mine cart after gem mining
We love our little gem miners!

We are proud to offer indoor and outdoor gem mining, so we are open rain or shine all year long!  Our Hendersonville store is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.  Our Pisgah Forest store is open daily from March 1st til November 30th.  Then it is open as weather permits.  Please call during to off season to get daily hours for Pisgah Forest.  We have the perfect bucket for you and your family.  Have trouble deciding? Just ask!

Your Family Fun Starts Here. Pick an experience and Start Mining!

Standard Gem Experiences

These bucket experiences contain up to 40 different precious and semi precious gems from local mines and mines from around the world. The bigger the bucket the more gems you find.  Gems you may find include Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Dalmation Jasper, Girasol Opal, Citrine, Fluorite, Red Jasper, Labradorite, Tourmaline, Clear Quartz, Fushite, Aventurine, MoonStone, Pyrite, Desert Jasper, Fire Agate, Smoky Quartz, Amazonite, Zebra Jasper, Apatite, Carnelian, Onyx and more!

  LITTLE NUGGET                                                           $14

  ROCK HOUND                                             $24

  BIG BONANZA                                                                   $40




Our gem mining Super Bucket Experiences contains as much gem mine dirt or more than our competitors medium and large buckets combined!  These Supers contain mining ore from many gem mines including ruby, sapphire, emerald and fossil mines. This mining ore will contain larger gems and geodes.  Plus, it also includes the standard gems.  

These offerings are great for families or the serious miner.

  SUPER                                                                                           $70

   THE ELDORADO                                                               $150

  PAPA BEAR                                          $400

 THE SPECTACULAR      $800(Pisgah Forest Only)

Emerald in matrix found while gem mining
Emerald in matrix


Our gem mining Specialty experiences are now a one of a kind deal including Ruby, Sapphire, Aquamarine, Topaz and Emerald  gem mining ore. This is a premium bucket including facet quality stones.  

SMALL                                    $60

LARGE                                     $100.

4&1/2 gallon  Premium Fossil Bucket     $65


Coming back soon! Due to Covid-19, we have had to discontinue black light mining due to the small area of the black light room and the inability to distance guests for safety. 

These buckets are a one of a kind found only here at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine.  You can find several different fluorescent minerals that glow in our special black light gem mining room.  Currently, this is available Mon-Fri in the Pisgah Forest Location only. 

      1 Gallon                                             $25



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