Are you a gemstone lover? Do you also love to have a good adventure? An adventure THAT good! you can even take home your own gemstone for free! All you gotta do is dig. 

This awesome gem mine is located in South Carolina. This gem mine is known as the Diamond Hill mine. It is only 2 and a half hours away from Atlanta. It is the state’s premium crystal mine. 

You are given 6 acres of land to dig. You have enough space to dig and discover your own crystals and gemstones. Some of the miners have found amethyst, smoky Quartz, Skeletal Elestial, Garnet, Epitode and more. 

The reason why such beautiful gemstones are buried in this mountain is that the Diamond hill is a byproduct of erosion. The erosion took place at the Appalachian mountain which made tons of gemstones roll down to the Diamond Hill mine. Those gemstones are now buried along with the soil that came with it.


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If you were thinking whether these gemstones are artificially placed, then the answer is, absolutely no! These are all naturally buried from the erosion of the Appalachian mountain.


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The good thing about this place is that it is open every 356 days. Therefore you don’t have to worry about it being closed. You only have to pay $20 to dig. Whatever you get, whatever the gemstone is, whatever the value it holds, it’s for you to take home for free.

Things you need:

You have to bring your own digging supplies. The staff suggests you bring a long screwdriver, a shovel, a rake, a rock hammer, a sledgehammer, a pick, and durable gloves.


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Camp for free!

After a long day of digging, you might be exhausted to even think of driving back home. So, guess what? you can also camp there for free! There’s a lot of space from which you can choose to camp. Also, there are hook-ups available if you have an RV.

Want to dig your own gemstone?

Well then, here are the details you need:

  1. Call or email them to reserve your own spot.
  2. Sign-in time is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and you can dig until nightfall.
  3. Digging cost – $20
  4. Address – 100 Diamond Mine Rd, Abbeville SC

For more information click here -> Website.


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