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    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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    10 great places to hunt for treasure - USA TODAY

    Oct 03, 2013· Two months ago, a 12-year-old boy visiting an Arkansas diamond mine uncovered a 5-carat brown gem valued at as much as $15,000. The country is scattered with mines and sites that welcome treasure ...

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    Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US - International Gem ...

    When you think of mining for the “big four” gemstones — diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald — it’s easy to imagine places like India, South Africa, and Colombia. However, you can find these stones and many others at plenty of gem hunting spots in the United States.

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

    Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire 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 (similar to hematite).Your admission fee gets you two buckets, a screen box, and a …

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    Keokuk Geode Hunting Now Allows Public Mining! - YouTube

    Jul 14, 2018· OPEN TO PUBLIC LOCATION!!! Hidden gems now open to the public! This is a new place to go dig geodes! They form mainly with quartz crystals inside them, but can have up to 32 variations of other ...

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    Hunt For Gems

    I've been gem hunting for over 20 years now. I've been faceting now for over 18 years on a Graves Mack 1 with a XS3 #10 head. I collected gems and minerals from Arizona, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Ill, MO, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, MN, Montana, Idaho and Colorado - since 1995

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    Home - Crystal Lake Cave

    With a history older than the state it’s in Crystal Lake Cave has been Iowa’s hidden treasure from the start. From gem mining where kids can discover their own fossils and gemstones in our specialized gem mining area to a gift shop full of great souvenirs and something for every everyone there’s alway plenty to see when you visit us!

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    Top 7 Places to Go Gem Hunting On Your Next Family ...

    Home > News > Top 7 Places to Go Gem Hunting On Your Next Family Vacation ... Gem quality diamonds ... Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States open to public …

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    Geode Collecting in Iowa and Midwest - Collect Minerals ...

    Apr 29, 2014· Sheffler Rock Shop and Geode Mine: RR1 Box 171 Alexandria, MO 63430 At junction of Highway 61 and 27, 6mi S of Alexandria. Tim Sheffler (660) 754 – 1134 [email protected] $25 per day for 50 lbs of material. 75 cents for each additional pound. Calcite and quartz geode from the Sheffler Geode Mine. A good specimen for the locality. 10 cm wide.

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    Royal Peacock Opal Mine - Fee Digging

    The Royal Peacock Opal Mine offers guests a chance to mine their own opals. All you find are yours to keep! Digging is allowed May 15 through Oct. 15, WEATHER PERMITTING. No reservations are needed; however, PLEASE SIGN IN at the Gift Shop before starting to mine! If you have never mined for opals before, or even if you have, we will be happy to show you the basics and get you started.

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    rock hunting spots - tell your friends (and random people ...

    location #3: Betts Manganese Mine General description: Rhodonite is the Massachusetts state gemstone. It is a pink or red stone that makes attractive jewelry. the Betts Manganese Mine is a famous location for this mineral and pyrite, chalcopyrite, and fasioulite.

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    Rare Gems, Minerals, and Fossils in Utah - Digging Locations

    Utah is home to many highly collectible gems and minerals. Red beryl is the most valuable and is truly a prized specimen for any collector. Other rare minerals include topaz, geodes, azurite, malachite, and a huge variety of different fossils. There are many free digging sites within Utah as well.

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    Gem Mining near Asheville, North Carolina

    Gem mining has been a favorite activity for visitors to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for years, with a history of mining that goes back centuries. Most of the authentic mines for panning are in two areas: Spruce Pine and Franklin. Also find some impressive collections of gems in ...

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    Iowa, USA - Mindat.org

    Iowa, USA : Iowa is best known for its excellent geodes from the Keokuk area and also for calcite and baryte crystals from abundant carbonate sedimentary rocks exposed throughout the …

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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 ...

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    Emerald Village - Gem Mines North Carolina

    Welcome to Emerald Village! Emerald Village is a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.

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    Iowa - National Treasures Online - Google Sites

    Angus: The town was located 4 miles Northwest of Perry on the Boone and Green County line. It was a coal mining town in the 1880's, remembered for many saloons. In 1878 coal was discovered in the area and it became a boom town named Coal Town with over 7,000 residents.

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    Arizona Gemstones from GemLand (r) -- Four Peaks Amethyst ...

    The mines on Peridot Mesa, near the Apache town of San Carlos are among the largest deposits in the world of this bright green gem. Not often seen in Arizona jewelry stores, peridot is a natural, untreated gem, and is richly complemented by High Karat Yellow Gold.

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    Prospectors find gold in Iowa and Illinois | WQAD.com

    It's not exactly the gold rush days that brought settlers to California and Alaska, but the hope of finding those hidden shiny nuggets is bringing average people to the creek beds of eastern Iowa ...

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    Finding Rocks, Gems and Minerals in Iowa

    However, there are quite a number of unique and interesting gems and minerals that you can dig up in the state especially along rivers and in river valleys and basins. When it comes to mining, Iowa is primarily known for having geodes, but you can also find fossils and several different types of minerals.

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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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    Public Panning & Gem Hunting Sites - Black Mining.com

    This map of public gold panning and gem hunting sites is an ongoing work in progress. The map is a collaboration of sorts, a "wiki" that uses the Google Maps system. The map is open to public editing, so please feel free to share your knowledge and add sites that you know of.

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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 …

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    Spencer Opal Mines

    “Opal is the world’s most popular phenomenal gem. Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning “ ... ©2019 Spencer Opal Mines — Website Design by Riverbend Digital ...

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    Top 10 Treasure-Hunting Hot Spots : TravelChannel.com ...

    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 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.

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    Montana Gemstone Mining - Geology

    Find Your Own Montana Gems. If you like gems and minerals, you might enjoy a visit to a fee mining site. These are mining sites that you can visit, pay a fee, search for gems or minerals, and keep whatever you find. The RockTumbler.com website has a list of fee mining sites in Montana …

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

    Finders, Keepers: Five of the Best Places to Go Gem Hunting in the U.S. ... Across the United States there are dozens of public mining and digging sites packed with everything from diamonds and ...

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    Keokuk Geodes - Keokuk Iowa Convention & Tourism Bureau

    Although geodes of different kinds are found all over the world, the greatest abundance and variety are found in the outcropping of the Mississippian lower Keokuk bed within a 70 mile radius of the intersection of the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers. Southeastern Iowa …

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    Dig Maine Gems-Home Page

    Dig for local Gems and Minerals Screen material relocated directly from Mt. Mica Go on field trips to famous local gem mines Keep what you find! Find us on …

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    Gem Hunting: Go Jewel Prospecting at These Parks and Mines

    Apr 18, 2019· Gem Mountain. This commercial outfit in Montana charges $20 for each bucket of “sapphire gravel” taken from their mine. You then search through the gravel and keep what you find. You can do this at their store in the old mining town of Philipsburg, or at the mine in the nearby Sapphire Mountains. Herkimer Diamond Mines

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    14 Photos Of Hidden Gems In Iowa - onlyinyourstate.com

    Iowa is full of surprises, even if you have lived here all your life! I’m always discovering new things that I would have never known about until I stumbled across them on accident. So, to make your summer a little more interesting, here are 14 hidden gems in Iowa to check out ...

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    Cherokee Ruby Mine | Unsalted Mining in Cowee Valley North ...

    About the Cherokee Ruby Mine. The Cherokee Ruby and Sapphire Mine is a “placer” gem mine. The term “placer” refers to mineral bearing deposits of ancient sand, dirt, and gravel which were left behind by ancient glaciers, rivers, or other flowing waters, also known as “alluvial deposits”.

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