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Panning for Gems – A Great Family Activity

Western North Carolina has long held an attraction for gem enthusiasts searching for beautiful stones, including quartz, rubies, sapphires and garnets. At the Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company entire families can join the search. Our flumes are covered making gem mining an all-weather activity.

Open daily April thru October

Play in The Dirt. Find Treasures.

We have everything you need for an exciting day of mining. We get you set up at the flume with all you need to start finding gemstones. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1 – In the campground store, you can purchase different size bags of mine dirt enriched with gemstones from around the world.

2 – Place part of the mine dirt in the screen-bottom box.

3 – Dip the box in the sluice and watch the gems appear as the dirt washes away

Our flume is partly covered for those that want to stay in the shade.

Who knows what you might find!

Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
Lila and Terry Floyd, Hosts
PO Box 1399
1040 West Deep Creek Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713


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2024 Season
Thursday, April 4 - Monday, October 28 (11 am)

Camp Store & Reservation Office Hours
Spring & Fall
9 am – 5 pm (Sun-Thurs)
9 am – 7 pm (Fri & Sat)

9 am - 8 pm (every day)

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