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!
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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!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment 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 spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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