This Crystal And Gem Mine In South Carolina Is An Absolute Blast And You Keep What You Find

South Carolina has a variety of unusual ways to get outside and play, but digging in the dirt all day has to be one of the most extraordinary ways to enjoy a day out of doors. And this crystal and gem in the Palmetto State is fun for the entire family! While most “touristy” gem mines in neighboring North Carolina usually involve purchasing a bucket of soil that you’ll run a little at a time through a water-filled sluice, there’s a gem mine in South Carolina that takes you to the source – where you can actually dig for your treasure.

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You’ll find answers to most all of your questions about digging at this crystal and gem mine in South Carolina at this link on the official website for Diamond Hill Mine. The cost is $20 for ages 18 and over, $10 for ages 13-17 and seniors 65+, $5 for kids 7-12. Kids 6 and under are free. You can also follow their Facebook page for the latest there, too.

For another hidden treasures adventure in South Carolina, try panning for gold at this old gold mine in McCormick!

Address: 100 Diamond Mine Road, Abbeville, SC, Abbeville, SC 29620, USA