Hiddenite,N.C - Finding Gemstones
My family's day trip to Hiddenite, N.C. Hope you enjoy the scenery and the great music.
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Gem Panning in North Georgia
#mountaingems #georgiagems #panninggeorgia Gem panning in North Georgia was one of those activities I've never considered. More so, I never heard of it until we stayed in the mountains this year. A couple friends suggested, sharing they pan for gems, it's a fun escape and encouraged me to give it a try. Home run! On this late fall afternoon, I had a blast.
I went to Gold n Gem Grubbin, just a few minutes outside of Cleveland, GA. This is a great set up with a number of different options. You can take the easy route, purchasing a bucket of dirt and use the toughs next to the office. Here you stay relatively dry as you screen and wash the dirt for gems. I ran into a group that had very good success with this option.
I on the other hand wanted to get up to my elbows panning for gems. $15 and 4 hours, you can go to any of the 3 locations and pan (a.k.a. grub) for gems in the creek. So much fun. I had no clue how grub, but in short order had a simple process of screening dirt, panning and finding some pretty gems. At the end of the video you see the hand full of semi-precious stones I found. Above all, I had a blast!
Now I can't wait to return home, polish the stones and try my hand at making some jewelry for the girls.
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Mineral Minute Episode 1 - Amethyst
Mineral Minute Episode One - Amethyst.
In this new series, we spend 60 seconds learning about the world of minerals, just one mineral at a time.
Today’s Mineral: Amethyst
Amethyst is a colorful variety of the quartz family, often noted for its pale to deep shades of purple. Amethyst has a hardness of 7, no cleavage, a white streak, and a glassy luster.
The famous hue of this mineral is caused by trace amounts of iron that are trapped inside the quartz lattice. This iron is then further modified through different levels of radiation deep within the earth, producing a wide range of colors from reds to deep purple.
Amethyst is often found as large crystals, or in clusters, or within geodes at many famous deposits in Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Russia, Canada, and South Africa.
Here in the United States, Amethyst can be collected at the:
Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, North Carolina
Diamond Hill Mine near Abbeville, South Carolina
Amethyst Queen Mine near Nancy Hanks Gulch, Colorado
Amos Cunningham Farm near Due West, South Carolina.
and Jackson’s Crossroads Amethyst Mine near Jackson Crossroads, Georgia.
Note: All of these locations require permission and most require a fee for collecting.
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Gem Mountain Gem Mining Experience in Spruce Pine NC
The Gem Mountain Experience
The little town of Spruce Pine, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway is known all over the United States for many of its exports, but one thing still remains is the abundance and hunt for precious gem stones. At Gem Mountain the first thing you must do is pick out the type of bucket and which gem stones you would like to hunt for.
This chart here will give you an idea of all that they find here at Gem Mountain and what we do is bring it in from different minesand we sell it you by the bucket. Now Ill explain the buckets to youones on the wall back here are all $20 dollar buckets. They have one kind in themwhatever the sign says is what youll find in that particular bucket. The next one is a $50 dollar mixed bucketthe next is an $80 bucketit has some of all this in itand that we cut one stone for you for free. Now the 125 bucket we cut two stones for free so what you need to do is decide what you want to look through and let us know and well het you set up and going.
Then all the action takes place under the covered gem stone flumes where your mission is to discover and identify beautiful and valued gem stones. First just place a scoop of rough material on the screen and use the flume water to sift out the dirt, sand, and rock to reveal precious gem stones. There is even a chart next to you to refer to and help you identify what gemstones to look for. The Gem Mountain experience is fun for all ages whether it be an individual, families having fun together, or groups of all sizes. There are a variety of gem stones waiting to be discovered! Visitors are likely to detect traces of these types of Gem Stones: (List of all of the gem stones along with video)
Note: Onscreen these gem stones will be shown for 10each. The rough cut, the cut stone, and jewelry example will be shown together for each gem stone listed below.
Now that you have indentified all your gemstones bring them back into our store where certified gemologists will sort through your treasure collection of gem stones and help you in deciding what pieces could be cut and made into beautiful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Our experienced gem cutters will take your rough stone and shape the gem stone into whatever cut you would like to be placed into a ring, bracelet, or pendant. Once the gemstone has been cut it is then handcrafted and set into the jewelry you have requested. Look around the store there are many beautiful pieces of custom jewelry in our display cases for purchase or to view an example of the type of jewelry you would like to have made for you. We also have many other souvenirs items for purchase inside the store, such as books about gem mining, rock hammers and other tools for mining, mining hats for kids, and much more. All of our work is handmade here at Gem Mountain and is also guaranteed.
Its a keepsake pretty much. It has a lot of sentimental value because you found that stone. At the same time you can get that piece of jewelry made about half of what it would actually cost you to go to the jewelry store well about less than half of what it would cost you to go to a jewelry store and buy that piece. We stand behind our jewelry 100%...if something happens to a ring all youve got to do is send it back and well take care of it. No questions asked.
BEST VIEW IN NORTH CAROLINA!!
Madison and I go hiking in the Appalachian Mountains! The view is incredible!
169 Pisgah Rd Hiddenite, North Carolina 28636 MLS# 3090207
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Amazing Hidden Gems in North Carolina - Increíbles joyas ocultas en Carolina del Norte
Amazing Hidden Gems in North Carolina
Increíbles joyas ocultas en Carolina del Norte
1. Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky, Raleigh
2. Abandoned Henry River Mill Village, Hildebran
3. Land of Oz Theme Park, Beech Mountain
4. Castle Mont Rouge, Rougemont
5. Blue Ghost Fireflies, Hendersonville
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Rock Face Rec Area & Emerald Hollow Mine
Checking out some local attractions we visit a mineral Deposit you can dig for gems and then we go to a new park for Rock Climbers and Hikers on a National Heritage Site. An old Gravel Quarry put to better use.
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Conrad & Hinkle Food Market
Meet the owner of Conrad & Hinkle Food Market in Lexington, and see why this century-old store is such an important part of the community. And did we mention their pimento cheese?
Searching for Patuxent River Stones (the most embaressing state gem ever)