Gem Mining Sluice and Sifters

Gem Mining Experience

  • Visit the area’s only all-indoor gem mining experience.
  • Available in 3 mixes, each hand-assembled bucket provides you with the highest quality experience available. Explore our bucket sizing and prices to plan your visit.  
  • 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, gemstone jewelry, fossil specimens, metaphysical supplies, dinosaur-themed toys & unique home decor treasures.  
  • Visit our Gift Shop in person or shop online via Etsy.

Explore our Shop

Pricing & Bucket Sizes

  • Explore our mining rough buckets and pricing to plan your visit. 
  • All of our mining rough buckets are also available in a take-home form.  All you need is a basin of water and a sand sifter!
  • Perfect for hosting an at-home birthday party celebration. 

 Pricing & Bucket Sizes

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! 
  • Pick one up in-store or buy an e-gift card online. 

Buy an e-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 gem mining experience, crystal, fossil, and home decor gift shop located near 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, gemstone 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 our Etsy Shop.