Your online source for the finest enriched Gem Dirt, mining kits & accessories.

Samantha, our 2 1/2 year old "Rockhound" mining our Rainbow Gem Dirt over a 5 gallon empty bucket. 09/20/2010
Our enriched Gem Dirt is comprised of river sand and is "salted" with gemstones. The river sand flows easily with or without water through a screen box or even a typical household noodle strainer.  We offer many different flavors and sizes of Gem Dirt to meet your needs and desires:
  • Rainbow bag
  • Rockhound Rainbow bag
  • Rockhound Specialty bags in Emerald, Opal, and Ruby & Sapphire flavors.
  • Rainbow Gem Mining Kit
  • Medium Mystery Buckets
  • Master Rockhound Buckets
  • Large Mystery Buckets
  • Legend Buckets

Rainbow Gem Dirt bag
Rockhound Rainbow Specialty bag
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Gem Mine Online also offers discounts on packages to schools and institutions, private schools and home-schoolers. 
There will be minimum quantities for orders to qualify for discounts. Please email us with any questions regarding discounts.
Ask us about custom made-to-order Gem Dirt bags for any occassion, and also about catering for birthdays and other events!
We know times are hard and if we can help you in any way we will be honored to do so....
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What is a "Rockhound" ?
Here is the answer:
How to become a Rockhound....
First, you must have a basic curiosity.
Second, buy yourself a sack of marbles.
Then, everytime you pick up a rock, drop a marble.
When you have lost all your marbles.....
you are a ROCKHOUND !
Young Rockhounds Kyle and Samantha enjoying a gem mining experience right in their backyard!
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Rockhound Ridge Gem Mine and Rock Shop, Inc is the brick and mortar store that came to existence because of this website and online store. Our old online store is now closed but we opened a new store under the Rockhound Ridge Gem Mine and Rock Shop Inc website. Our new online store is growing. Please use the links on these pages to be re-directed to our new store.
Our home-base of online operations. This is Rockhound Ridge Gem Mine and Rock Shop Inc.
We are located at 8430 US HWY 441 S, Sylva, NC, 28779.
Phone 1-828-631-9990
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Gem mining available and shopping in our retail shop.
Our store has jewelry, crystals, specimens, collectable stones, rough stones, polished stones, and more!
We are a lapidary and cut stones, slabs, and offer lapidary services.