We are sorry, but due to Covid-19 the gem mine is currently closed to the public. However, we continue to ship gem dirt so you can mine at home.

Visit the We Ship Gem Dirt! page to see our gem dirt Treasure Boxes and Gold Pay Dirt.

Please call us at 828-683-5758 to place an order. You can also order online with PayPal or Venmo.


Randall Glen Gem Mine

The Most Beautiful Mine in North Carolina

Join us at our gem mine in the wildflower meadow. At the mine shaft, dig a bucket of dirt rich in gems. Take it to the flume by the creek and pour some of the dirt into a gem screen. Wash away the dirt while you look out at our Randall Glen mountain, then sort through the gravel that’s left. Pick out the gems, some as big as your fist: rubies and sapphires, emeralds and amethysts…citrine and smoky topaz, rose quartz, green and purple fluorite, milky quartz, red and yellow quartz, and lots of garnets too. There’s nothing like the excitement of mining your own treasures.

We are a recreational mine and our number one goal is to provide a fun mining experience–and lots of gems!  Anywhere you go in the Smoky Mountains you’re likely to find gems, but no single area has all the varieties.  In order to give you the best-rounded experience our mine is native and enriched.  In addition to our naturally occurring gems, we add gems from other Smoky Mountain mines to our dirt so you can bring home a wide variety of gems.  


10 AM to 4:30 PM. Start your last bucket by 3 PM.
The gem mine is closed on Mondays. NO PETS ALLOWED.
Open year round, weather permitting. From December 1 to April 1, call before you come (828-683-5758) in case the flume is frozen.