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You’ll Never Forget A Trip Through This Old Gem Mine In North Carolina

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge in Little Switzerland, Emerald Village is a slice of the past you can still experience today. Here you can mine for gems, pan for gold, or take home treasures with staff to help you identify your discoveries and also professionals that can assist in cutting and polishing your finds to make them into jewelry. This place is a true ‘hidden gem.’

Wow! What a cool place, did you know this existed?

You’ll find Emerald Village at
331 McKinney Mine Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

For more information, visit their website here

Looking for other North Carolina gems to fill your summer with? How about a Wizard of Oz train ride.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com