Take A Black Light Mine Tour At Emerald Village To See Black Light Minerals Underground In North Carolina
There are few places in the world where you can take an underground black light tour – at night – to see minerals fluoresce in a variety of colors while under a projection of an ultraviolet (black) light. And one of them is right here in North Carolina! Whether you’re a native or a visitor, during your travels in the mountainous areas of North Carolina, you’ve undoubtedly passed many wonderful gem mines alongside the highway. But none of them offer quite the array of gem mining experiences that you’ll find at Emerald Village near Little Switzerland and Spruce Pine.
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Emerald Village is open for business each year from the end of March through November 30th. Black light tours are conducted on only 10 nights per year. You can see a list of dates and learn more about this unique black light tour at this link. Tours are usually held rain or shine, but certain weather conditions can cause a cancellation. If you’d like to be sure the tour is still on for Friday night, October 19, you can call them at (828)765-6463. Find out more about Emerald Village from their official website – and follow the Facebook page here.
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: [email protected]
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