Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine is one of North Carolina’s most enjoyable attractions! If you like gem mining…you’ll LOVE Gem Mountain! They have lots of local materials such as Crabtree emerald, Wiseman and Brushy Creek aquamarine, as well as moonstones, garnet, citrine, ruby, amethyst, sapphire and others brought fresh from the mines daily. The covered flumes allow for prospecting rain or shine. Their modern gem washing facilities make it an easy and relaxing way to discover Earth’s treasuresMany valuable gems are found each day and we supply all of the necessary equipment. They even have experienced help for novice rockhounds. They are located right on Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine or you can go on the Blue Ridge Parkway to get to the Gem Mine.
Hemlock Inn is located downtown Blowing Rock and offers Blowing Rock lodging for the attraction and other festivals and events. Check out Blowing Rock accommodations and the specials that we have going on right now on Blowing Rock lodging and Blowing Rock accommodations. We are a downtown inn in Blowing Rock nearby to all the areas attractions and Blowing Rock restaurants.