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Gem Mining Vacations

Gem Mining Vacations. I would love to go gem mining someday. I've always really liked gemology.

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Gem-Hunting Vacations in Texas

Texas provides many opportunities for gem and mineral hunting. According to Texas Road Runners Rock and Mineral Hunting Guide, agate, marble, fossils, flint, selenite, jasper, petrified wood, granite and petrified palm wood are commonly found in Texas.

The only place we visit EVERY time we go to Pigeon much fun!

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Finders Keepers: 6 Places to Hunt for Bling

Want to mine your own jewelry? Here are the top six places in the US to find rough gems (half are in NC!)

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Where to Rock Hunt Gems in Idaho

Idaho is known as the "Gem State" because it contains 72 different kinds of precious and semi-precious stones. The only other location on the planet which has a greater variety of gems is Africa. Idaho's state gem is the star garnet. Throughout the state there are numerous and popular gem-hunting spots where enthusiasts can find deposits of corundum, jasper, agate, opal, garnet, topaz and zircon.

Western Party Games - hunting for "gold nuggets"!!! Bebe'!!! Great idea for a " Western Theme or Gold Rush Theme" birthday party...really great for boys!!!

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How to Indentify Rough Gem Stones

While you're taking a walk through the wilderness, you come across some interesting looking stones. You think they might be of value, but you have no way of identifying them. There are a few things you can do to identify rough gem stones without the incorporation of highly technical equipment.

I love to sapphire hunt in Montana. There are so many places to go to find gorgeous sapphires and other precious minerals. Fun! Fun! Fin!

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Hiddenite Gems Emerald Hollow Mine

Hiddenite, N.C. gems- Emerald Hollow Mine (the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public.- clic on pic for more info.) Been there-done that!