Emerald Village

Emerald Village Mine

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Customer Reviews

422 Ratings

Highly recommend this wonderful place. Beautiful waterfall back drop where I proposed and she said yes!
Jonathan S. · June 3, 2015
Great history lesson and kids loved it with an awesome area to hike and picnic. We just thought we would be going thru a mining cave for at least 200 or 300 ft., but you are only going into the entrance with all the history. Also great gem store and staff was polite and helpful.
Karen B. · 6 days ago
Interesting and informative.
Judy H. · September 26, 2017

What You'll Get


Choose from Three Options

  • $8 for North Carolina Mining Museum admission for two with a self-guided underground mine tour ($14 value)
  • $14 for North Carolina Mining Museum admission for four with a self-guided underground mine tour ($28 value)
  • $28 for North Carolina Mining Museum admission for eight with a self-guided underground mine tour ($56 value)

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. No charge for Preschoolers 5 and under. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Emerald Village


Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Gem mining and mine tours
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Established: 1980
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothes and allow plenty of time to see all our attractions, activities, and shops.

Q&A with Alan Schabilion, Owner

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We are the only recreational gemstone mine in the area that also has a real underground mine tour on premise.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
All of our staff have been with us for years and are highly experienced in handling any unforeseen situations. Experience is the best teacher, but our management team is always available for backup support.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
This is not a job, it's a passion. Preserving and sharing mining history is important in our mineral-rich area. Particularly enjoyable is the chance to conduct guided mine tours for many school and church groups.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Did we mention REAL mines? We have a list of 58 things to do at Emerald Village. The activities include mine tours, gemstone mining, mineral collecting, gold panning, the free Company store museum, free educational exhibits, and unique shopping. See why we've recently been featured on the National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, and UNC Public TV.

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