There are tons of smaller amusements and entertaining things for the whole family to enjoy all around Beech Mountain Club and resort. One such activity that everyone loves to take part is NC Gem Mining. This region of the Blue Ridge Mtns has long been renowned for its mining spots and rare gem stones that can be found here in abundance. This fact led to nearby community, Spruce Pine, becoming the annual host of the North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival year after year. You can find numerous spots to stop along the way near Beech Mountain NC to go NC Gem Mining.
Gem Mining in NC near Banner Elk and the Beech Mountain Club at The Pinnacle Inn are usually outdoor mining spots. These locally owned small businesses offer outdoor plume mining for various gems and minerals. You can mine for stones such as Citrine, Amethyst, Amazonite, Emerald, Clear Quartz, Aquamarine, Iolite, Smoky Quartz, Moonstone, Sapphire, Kyanite and even Ruby. There are few locations that also offer indoor mining at their facility and they are open year around, whereas the outdoor locations are open in the spring, summer and fall.
Usually groups that go NC Gem Mining bundle their money together to get a large bucket, or buckets of gem stone ore that is provided by the NC Gem Mining spots. They also provide easy to use tools and show you how you can easily wipe away the useless parts of the ore to find the unique stones.
This activity is fun for everyone, especially young children, and you never know you just might find some valuable treasures! Let us help you plan the perfect vacation to the Blue Ridge Mtns. Stay atop the highest resort community in eastern America, Beech Mountain North Carolina. Our Rentals Beech Mountain offer the most for your money! Check out the deals on our units: 1 Bedroom Beech Mountain Rentals, 2 Bedroom Rental Beech Mountain which all come with access to our indoor, heated pool, hot tubs, the dry sauna, exercise room, and recreation area. We are located minutes from Ski Beech Mountain NC, the Beech Mtn Resort Bike Park, area Western NC Golf Courses, and all of the Western NC Tourist Attractions. We have included tons of helpful information on vacation activities and popular spots to visit. Prepare to make some unforgettable memories.