There’s An Awesome Rock Ranch Hiding In North Carolina And You’ll Want To Visit

Here’s a little known and interesting fact that may surprise you: North Carolina is home to the only public access emerald mine in the world. That may not mean a lot to some people, but true rock hounds will love the treasure awaiting at the only mine in the country where they can dig up, among other treasures, huge emeralds like the ones in the composite below. And so can you!

Are you into digging up buried treasure? And have you already scored big at Emerald Hollow Mine? We’d love to hear about your discoveries below! Emerald Hollow Mine is located at 484 Emerald Hollow Mine Dr., Hiddenite, NC 28636. They are open 362 days a year from 8:30 a.m. until dark. For another fun family adventure in the Tar Heel State, check out this wildlife park near Charlotte that’s also a perfect family day trip!