Gem Mining Sluice and Sifters

Gem Mining Experience

  • Current COVID-19 protocol:  All activity stations are open! We do not require or offer reservations, simply stop in to play. We follow the current state and local ordinances and do not have any additional provisions or requirements in place for our guests.   
  • Visit the area’s only all-indoor gem mining experience.
  • Open 5-days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Plan your Visit

 

Crystal and Fossil Gift Shop

Crystals, Fossils & Gifts

  • Explore the area’s largest selection of authentic crystals, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossil specimens, metaphysical items, dinosaur- and shark-themed toys & other home decor treasures.  
  • Visit our Gift Shop in person or shop online via Etsy or our website.  

Explore our Shop

 

Birthday Parties

  • Current COVID-19 protocol: We are not currently offering in-store birthday party packages but hope to offer them this Spring (dates TBD).
  • Instead, plan an at-home experience utilizing our to-go bags of mining rough!  

 Plan your At-Home Party

Mobile Gem Mining Experience

 

Mobile Gem Mining

  • Our state-of-the-art, custom-engineered trailer takes gem mining to the next level! 
  • Perfect for large-scale events and group gatherings. Book us for your next: 
    • In-house School Field Trip
    • Summer Camp, or Track-out Camp
    • School or Non-profit Fundraiser Event

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Gift CArds

  • Give the gift of treasure.  They will dig it! 
  • Two convenient ways to buy your gift card today: 
    • Purchase in our store 
    • Purchase an e-gift card online (available online 24-hours a day)

Buy a Gift Card

 

Learn More about our family owned business

Learn more

  • Curious about the Treasure Quest story? Learn more about our family-run business. 
  • Watch this video created by the team of WRAL.com Out and About TV.  

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We invite you to experience the youthful joy of a Treasure Quest.  You will dig it!

Treasure Quest Mining is an award-winning indoor and mobile gem mining experience, and crystal, fossil, and home decor gift shop located a block from downtown Apex at 414 Upchurch Street in Apex, North Carolina.  Visit our award-winning location, you will dig it!  

Our Crystal, Gem & Fossil Gift Shop features a curated collection of crystals, gems, minerals, fossil specimens, jewelry, home decor items, and dinosaur- and shark-themed toys and gifts.  Visit our store in person or shop online.  You can purchase our treasures via  Etsy or our website.  

 Plan your visit

Plan your visit and explore bucket sizing and prices. 

 SHOP   

Explore our store, in-person or online, to purchase authentic crystals, gems, fossils and unique home decor treasures. 

Celebrate 

Plan an at-home mining adventure for your child’s birthday party!

Identify your Treasures

View our comprehensive gem, shell & fossil identification pages to learn about your treasures.