Gem Mining Sluice and Sifters

Gem Mining Experience

  • Visit the area’s only all-indoor gem mining experience.
  • We do not require or offer reservations, simply stop in to play.    
  • 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 supplies, dinosaur- and shark-themed toys & unique home decor treasures.  
  • Visit our Gift Shop in person or shop online via Etsy or our website.  

Explore our Shop


Birthday Parties

 Plan your 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
  • Note: the mobile mining experience is not available for birthday parties

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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 a certificate 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 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, birthday party venue, and crystal, fossil, and home decor gift shop located a block from downtown Apex at 414 Upchurch Street in Apex, North Carolina.  

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. 


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


Plan your child’s birthday party!

Identify your Treasures

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