Grandfather Gem Mine - Located on the Premises
The mining operation is simple. We provide all the equipment.
Just clean the ore in our flume with wooden screens to find your
precious gems. It's fascinating and fun for the whole family. You
may take your find to Grandfather Gem Shop for identification,
cutting and mounting. We offer $15.00, $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00 buckets that you
Gem Shop - Follow Your Bliss
Follow your bliss is our motto, a statement we like to live by at
our store. This phrase is a quote by Joseph Campbell, renowned
scholar and theologian, but mostly our hero because of the light he
shed upon the earth through his writing.
Our intention is to further creatively enhance our community with
artwork, imports, gemstones, wire art and three dimensional stained
glass sculptures. We have an array of decorative stone fountains,
garden quartz, and stone bookends; along with imported items from
India, Brazil, Morocco, Russia, Aruba, Africa and other countries
from around the world.
We meet people from all over the world and on any given weekend,
there may be nine or ten nationalities fishing or gem mining
together with their children.
Language is never a barrier because everyone knows what a smiles
means here at the base of Grandfather Mountain.
Click here for photos of the gem mine and
the gem shop.