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!
- 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!
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!
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
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!
OurOur preOurOur 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 .
Explore our store, in-person or online, to purchase authentic fossils and other prehistoric treasures.
Schedule your child’s birthday party adventure with us.
Schedule a group outing, school visit, or track-out camp field trip with us today!
View our comprehensive gem, shell & fossil identification pages to learn about your treasures.