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COVID-19 Update (rev. 8/27/21): Our activity stations and gift shop are open under normal operating hours.  We no longer require reservations, simply drop by to begin your adventure.  Pan for gems at our location or take it home, all of our mining rough is available to-go as well.  We follow the current state and local ordinances and do not have any additional provisions or requirements in place.  Thank you. 

Store Hours

Visit us Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please know that the last bucket of mining rough to use in-store is sold at 4:30 pm daily and the last bucket of Paydirt (gold panning activity) is sold at 4:00 daily.  Our store is located at 414 Upchurch Street in Apex.  We have plenty of room to park with spaces available in front of the store or across the street in the church parking lot.  

Gem Mining in-Store

Purchase your bucket of mining rough and mine in our climate-controlled store utilizing our indoor sluice or “river” or running water to reveal your treasures.   A few key items worth noting: 

  • Our sluice is a standing sluice which means you’ll be on your feet, on a platform, while you mine.  We do not have a seating area inside the store but there are a few benches outside to enjoy.  
  • We’re happy to show you how to mine and if you follow our guidance, you can stay quite dry!  That being said, our younger friends sometimes will go home with a wet belly, you may wish to bring along an extra shirt should a change of clothes be needed. 
  • We take pride in offering a space that is wheelchair, walker, and stroller accessible.  Please let us know if any members of your party need extra assistance, we’re happy to help!  
  • And lastly, to help us protect our treasures and the health of any of our guests with allergens, we enforce a strict no food, no beverage, and no chewing gum policy.  Please plan accordingly.  
GeM Mining At-Home

Prefer to mine at home?  It’s easy to do with our to-go mining rough, sand sifters, and a simple water basin.  Watch our YouTube video to show you how to craft an at-home mining experience, it is easier than you think!  All of our buckets are available in a to-go form.  

Simply drop by during our open hours to pick up your mining rough.  You can select your buckets and pay for them at our counter, you do not need to call ahead to reserve your buckets.   

Pricing and Available Mining Rough

We invite you to visit with us and explore our store, we do not charge an admission fee.  If you’re interested in gem mining, simply purchase your preferred bucket of mining rough to play.  You are welcome to share buckets as well, we do not charge a per person fee.  Explore our available mining rough options and bucket pricing, available both in-store and to-go!   

Bucket Sizes & Pricing

 

 

 

 

 

Gem Mining Sluice at Treasure Quest Mining

Mining rough buckets and treasure