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Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

Mine for native gemstones with one of the oldest mining families in North Carolina. Documented by National Geographic Magizine. Mining this area since 1810. Featured on PBS and in Readers Digest. Open year-round with covered flumes. Heated indoor flume in winter with warm water. Gemcutting &

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

As seen on the "Learning Channel,"

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

Museum of N.C. Minerals

Exhibits feature minerals and gems found in North Carolina. Fun, interactive displays explain the importance of mining in the region.

Spruce Pine, NC Museums


Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

Challenging par-72 golf course offering small, fast bentgrass greens and a 90 cart path rule, weather permitting. Championship (6277 yards, 70.2 rating, 132 slope); Middle (5744 yards, 68.0 rating, 125 slope); Forward (4797 yards, 68.9 rating, 125 slope). 18 holes, par 72. clubhouse, rstrnt./

Spruce Pine, NC Golf Courses

Things to do Pioneer History near Spruce Pine, NC

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

As seen on the "Learning Channel," hunt for amazing treasures. Gem mine rain or shine. Covered flume lines. Extensive emerald...

Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

Mine for native gemstones with one of the oldest mining families in North Carolina. Documented by National Geographic Magizi...

Rio Doce Gem Mine

Gem mining, gem cutting, gem cutting school, jewelry making....

Old Pressley Sapphire Mine

An original mine. Birthplace of the World's Largest Blue Star Sapphires, "The Star of the Carolinas" and "The Southern Star" ...

Heather Grove Gold & Gem Panning

A family-oriented recreational attraction with gold and gem panning, high banking, sluicing and dredging. Five rustic cabins ...