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real gem mining

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real gem mining

would like to do some gem mining but do not want to be fooled by seeding . i would like to find some gems for real if i come away empy handed oh well .any suggestions on the real thing

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1. Re: real gem mining

Here's a good place to start. Just Google Gem mining/NC.

http://www.gemmountain.com/

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Also, if you google "rockhounding north carolina" you will find several websites that will be helpful.

Years ago, I went gem mining to this place that was literally a cow pasture (and yes, walked around cow patties). We dug up dirt/mud and then went through it. I can't remember the name of it, but that certainly was the real thing!

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Hiddenite, NC is in the foothills of NC, but provides true mining for gems. The largest emeralds ever found in North America have been found in Hiddenite. There are several mines/mining areas there. Here's a link to one: http://www.hiddenitegems.com/mining.html

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Here's another helpful article:

http://www.geol.umd.edu/~lsschlei/CoolGeologyLinks/Honors492Website/website.htm

mansfield ct
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Thanks , might try a few different places . Will spend a week in the area

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