Gem Mining

Try Your Hand at Gem Panning

Miners and gem enthusiasts have been panning our mountains for gems as far back as the 1800s. While there are no longer any large mining operations in our area, there are several spots throughout Bryson City for you to try your hand at gem panning, such as the Nantahala River Gem Mine and Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company. A perfect activity for all ages, our gem mining spots provide you with the best tools for your gem quest. Find your one-of-a-kind souvenir here.

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