Fee Mining and Digging for Gems Minerals Gold Crystals

Fee mining sites are places where you can pay a fee to dig for rocks, minerals, gold or gemstones and keep whatever you find. There are many places in the United States where you can pan for gold and have a reasonable chance of finding some. There are also places where you can find ruby, sapphire, opal and many other gemstones.




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    Gemstone Mining in the United States Geology

    In 2014 about 250 gemstone mines were operating in the United States. They employed between 1,200 and 1,500 people. A significant amount of additional gemstone mining in the United States is done by rockhounds (amateurs who search for rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils as a hobby). Many of them do their rockhounding on public land (areas owned by the government where individuals can collect if …

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    The Best Places to Go Gem Hunting in the U.S. | Travel

    Sep 23, 2016 · Tucked in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains in western North Carolina, Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States that’s open to the public.

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    Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US I

    It started as a commercial gold mine and opened to the public in 1984. At Gold n Gem Grubbin you can pan for gold and screen for gemstones in a convenient sluices sitting comfortably under shade trees with a view of our 7 acre lake.

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    Gem Hunting: Go Jewel Prospecting at These Parks and Mines

    Aug 20, 2019 · Then you’ll dig buckets of gravel, then take them to the flume line to wash the dirt away and pick through for the gems. Emerald Hollow Mine. This mine in the little town of Hiddenite, North Carolina, is said to be “the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting.”

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    Public Mining Sites Parks Tours and Other Attractions

    Jun 25, 2018 · Nome Creek - 60 miles north of Fairbanks, 4 mile stretch of creek open to hand mining methods. Petersville Recreational Mining Area - Remote but road accessible site north of Anchorage. Resurrection Creek Panning Area - Popular public mining site near Hope, Alaska. Sixmile Creek Panning Area - In Chugach National Forest south of Anchorage.

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    Top 7 Places to Go Gem Hunting On Your Next Family

    Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States open to public prospecting. You’ll sit at one of three sluiceways, where you can pick over buckets taken directly from the mine.

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    Emerald Hollow Mine LLC. Hiddenite NC

    The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the world open to the public for prospecting. Nestled snugly in the foothills of the beautiful Brushy Mountains, this North Carolina Emerald mine is located in the small town of Hiddenite, North Carolina.

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    Top 10 TreasureHunting Hot Spots : TravelChannel.com

    Emeralds: Hiddenite, North Carolina Try your luck at Emerald Hollow Mine, located less than an hour from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Hiddenite, NC. This is the only emerald …

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    Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US I

    Comprised of several mines, Hiddenite Gem Mine’s group includes Emerald Hollow Mine—which is open for public mining—Adams Mine and NAEM (North American Emerald Mine). At this Great Smoky Mountain-area mine in Franklin, North Carolina, about 60 miles southwest of Blowing Rock, you might find rubies, sapphires, garnets, and rutile.

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    Public Opal Turquoise Mines in Nevada

    The Royston Turquoise Mine is one of the few turquoise mines in the United States that is open to the general public. Tours of the mine are open during the warm months of the year. For a fee, visitors can dig through the tailing piles and collect pieces of turquoise that were discarded at the mine. This mine is located near Tonopah, Nevada in the Royston mining district. This is a remote part of Nevada, so be …

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    Top 10 TreasureHunting Hot Spots : TravelChannel.com

    This is the only emerald mine in the US open to the public for prospecting. Amateur rock hounds can take educational field trips to learn more about emeralds and other gems found on-site, including sapphires, garnet and tourmaline. Prepaid permits are available for creeking, sluicing and digging.

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    Gemstone Mining Usa Open To The Public

    Comprised of several mines, Hiddenite Gem Mine’s group includes Emerald Hollow Mine—which is open for public mining—Adams Mine and NAEM (North American Emerald Mine). Cradled in the Bushy Mountains, the 70-acre Emerald Hollow Mine, is the only emerald hunting location in the globe that’s open to the public.

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    Public Gold and Gem Mining Sites in California

    This is one of the oldest mines in San Diego County that is still open to the public. It is located in Pala, California and is open several days per month for active digs. A wide variety of valuable minerals are found by searching the historic mine dumps in this area including aquamarine, garnets, kunzite, morganite, and tourmaline.

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    Morefield Gem Mine Official Website

    The Morefield Mine is one of the few operating mines in the United States where collecting is allowed on a regular basis. The mine is a great introduction for anyone, any age, who wants to find rocks, minerals, and gems and learn to identify them.

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    Arizona Gemstones from GemLand r Four Peaks Amethyst

    Turquoise. Turquoise is now produced as a by-product of giant copper mining operations like the one at right, in eastern Arizona. When a pocket of the bright blue mineral is uncovered, the turquoise-rich stones are extracted by hand, and many are cut locally.

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    Crisson Gold Mine Best Gold in Dahlonega

    Crisson Gold Mine is an actual open pit gold mine that was established in 1847 and was worked commercially until the early 1980s. We’ve been open to the public since 1969 and we are the oldest gold mining establishment in North Georgia open to the public.

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    Finders Keepers: 6 Places to Hunt for Bling | Gem Mining

    Gem Mountain. You use the flume-mining technique of scooping sand and rocks onto a screen and running water over it; staff can cut your finds into jewelry or you can just shop the gift store. There’s no fee for general admission, but you pay $25 for a two-gallon bucket. Open Mar. 1- Dec 31.

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    California State Gem Mine The California State Gemstone

    After 100 years, the Benitoite Gem Mine is finally open and offering field trips to the public. Rock hounds, gem and specimen hunters, this is your chance to find one of the rarest and most desirable gemstones in the world! The California State Gemstone, Benitoite. Other rare gems and minerals include Neptunite, Joaquinite, djurleite, and Natrolite.

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    Gold n Gem Grubbin | Cleveland GA 30528

    Gold n Gem Grubbin is the only place in Georgia where you can spend the day cooling off in this tranquil river setting and prospect gold and gemstones at an historic gold mine from the mid 1800s gold rush!

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    International Gem Society IGS Information and

    Over 15 years, we have assembled detailed pricing and value information for appraising over 70 different gemstones. The values in our guide come from a variety of sources including primary and secondary gemstone dealers, jewelers, miners, and wholesale suppliers of commonly traded gemstones…

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    Aunt Ninnis Gem Mining in Fyffe AL 35971

    When were not at an event, we are set up at Collinsville Trade day. Check website for current locations. We are a traveling Gem Mine offering mining rough containing emeralds, rubies, amethyst, quartz, citrine, aqua marine and much more. We also do birthday parties, youth group activities, fund raisers,scouts, etc. We offer gems and fossils.

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    Mining Global Mining News Magazine and Website

    Mining Global provides latest mining news, a monthly mining magazine and a mining website for companies, associations and mining executives globally.