Plan Your Visit
Mine in-store or take it to-go
Current COVID-19 Protocols: Our activity stations and gift shop are open under normal operations. We do not require or offer reservations, simply drop by to begin your adventure. We follow the current state and local ordinances and do not have any additional provisions or requirements in place.
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. 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” of running water to reveal your treasures. A few key items worth noting:
- Our sluice is a standing sluice which means you will be on your feet, standing on a raised platform while you mine. We do not have a seating area inside the store but there are a few benches outside to enjoy should you need a break.
- 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
Explore our available mining rough options and bucket pricing, available both in-store and to-go!