Temporary Schedule Change: Our store will be closed weekdays on October 14 & 15, and October 18- 22, 2021.

We will be open on the weekends.  

Gem Mining Sluice and Sifters

Gem Mining Experience

  • COVID-19 Update (rev. 8/27/21):  All activity stations are open! We do not offer reservations, simply stop in to play.  Or host an at-home experience,  all of our mining rough isavailable to-go
  • Visit the area’s only all-indoor gem mining, gold panning & geode-cracking experience.
  • Mine for gems, minerals, shells & fossils, crack open geodes, or pan for real gold!
  • Open 5-days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Award-Winning – voted #1 Indoor Activity Center in the 2019 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards!

Plan Your Visit


Gem Mining Birthday Party room at Treasure Quest Mining

Birthday Parties

  • COVID-19 Update (rev. 8/27/21): We are not currently offering in-store birthday party packages instead, you can plan an at-home experience utilizing our to-go bags of mining rough!  
  • Award-Winning – voted #1 Birthday Party Venue in the 2019 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards! 

 Plan Your Party

Crystal and Fossil Gift Shop

Crystals, Fossils & Gifts

  • Explore the area’s largest selection of authentic crystals, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossil specimens, metaphysical aids, dinosaur- and shark-themed toys & other home decor treasures.  
  • Visit our Gift Shop in person or shop online via Etsy eBay, or our website.  
  • Award-Winning – Voted a top local Gift Shop in the 2019 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards!

Shop Online


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, Track-out Camp, or Scout Activity
    • School or Non-profit Fundraiser Event

Learn More


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)
  • Gift certificates do not expire and can be set in any amount you choose! 

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 thisvideo created by the team of WRAL.com Out and About TV.  

Learn More



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 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 securely and conveniently online.  You can purchase our treasures via  Etsy, eBay , or our website .  

 Shop Gifts  

Explore our store, in-person or online, to purchase authentic fossils and other prehistoric treasures. 


Schedule your child’s birthday party adventure with us.

Field Trips & Group Events

Schedule a group outing, school visit, or track-out camp field trip with us today!

Identify your Treasures

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