I found a new gem site in Maine. Dig Maine Gems is the name! Looking to spend the day in Maine digging through pay dirt for gems? Then head over to Bryant Pond, ME. They’ll set you up with material to search through. You have to go if you want the opportunity to find a beauty like the one shown here.
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Locations for going gem hunting
There is a mine in LaGrange, GA where you can dig for several types of crystals and gems. ( Beryl, Star Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Aquamarine) At Hogg Mine, you get a day of digging for $35 and you keep what you find! They have pictures of some amazing finds on their website like the one below. Click here to get more info.
Holy smokes this looks like the funnest trip I’ve found so far! Every year in Trona, California hundreds of people gather for the one of the biggest gem hunts of the year. If you like gems and crystals, digging through mud, and generally having a great time… this one if for you! It only
cost $15 – $20 per car depending on what your after and where you dig.
A little excerpt from the Trona Gem Club website:
For many visitors, the pink halite field trip is the highlight of the weekend.
This field trip starts new each year because the field trip area floods each winter. Any pink halite in the collecting area left behind after last year’s show is dissolved in this water. The photograph below, looking south from the main road intersection on the field trip, shows the collecting on February 26, 2000. Clearly, both sides of North-South Road are flooded with no dry surface.
Over the course of the hot, dry summer, the water evaporates from the surface of these ponds, providing an opportunity for salt crystals to grow slowly. Under these slow crystallization conditions, individual salt crystals can become quite large – up to 2 inches across. READ MORE
VIDEO FROM THE 2013 EVENT
I added a new Gem location in North Carolina. The Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine is open for the season! They produce some beautiful specimens at this mine.
Don’t forgot to come back and let us know how it went.
A new site has been added to the gem list! Gem Mountain Montana in Philipsburg, MT. Search for sapphires at their mine location, their downtown store, or order online! Yes, you can order gem material online and have it shipped to you!!