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Gem mining video in North Carolina at Gem Mountain
gemmining in North Carolina at Gem mountain. We ues the flume to uncover our gems in the salted bucket. We decided to cut one of the rubies and amethyst cut into faceted stones
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Finding Gold Nuggets in North Carolina! Gold Mining Tips and Info
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Gem Mountain Gem Mining Experience in Spruce Pine NC
The Gem Mountain Experience The little town of Spruce Pine, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway is known all over the United States for many of its exports, but one thing still remains is the abundance and hunt for precious gem stones. At Gem Mountain the first thing you must do is pick out the type of bucket and which gem stones you would like to hunt for. This chart here will give you an idea of all that they find here at Gem Mountain and what we do is bring it in from different minesand we sell it you by the bucket. Now Ill explain the buckets to youones on the wall back here are all $20 dollar buckets. They have one kind in themwhatever the sign says is what youll find in that particular bucket. The next one is a $50 dollar mixed bucketthe next is an $80 bucketit has some of all this in itand that we cut one stone for you for free. Now the 125 bucket we cut two stones for free so what you need to do is decide what you want to look through and let us know and well het you set up and going. Then all the action takes place under the covered gem stone flumes where your mission is to discover and identify beautiful and valued gem stones. First just place a scoop of rough material on the screen and use the flume water to sift out the dirt, sand, and rock to reveal precious gem stones. There is even a chart next to you to refer to and help you identify what gemstones to look for. The Gem Mountain experience is fun for all ages whether it be an individual, families having fun together, or groups of all sizes. There are a variety of gem stones waiting to be discovered! Visitors are likely to detect traces of these types of Gem Stones: (List of all of the gem stones along with video) Note: Onscreen these gem stones will be shown for 10each. The rough cut, the cut stone, and jewelry example will be shown together for each gem stone listed below. Citrine Amethyst Topaz Emerald Rutigated Quartz Rose Quartz Aquamarine Smoky Quartz Garnet Sapphire Moonstone Adventurine Ruby Now that you have indentified all your gemstones bring them back into our store where certified gemologists will sort through your treasure collection of gem stones and help you in deciding what pieces could be cut and made into beautiful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Our experienced gem cutters will take your rough stone and shape the gem stone into whatever cut you would like to be placed into a ring, bracelet, or pendant. Once the gemstone has been cut it is then handcrafted and set into the jewelry you have requested. Look around the store there are many beautiful pieces of custom jewelry in our display cases for purchase or to view an example of the type of jewelry you would like to have made for you. We also have many other souvenirs items for purchase inside the store, such as books about gem mining, rock hammers and other tools for mining, mining hats for kids, and much more. All of our work is handmade here at Gem Mountain and is also guaranteed. Its a keepsake pretty much. It has a lot of sentimental value because you found that stone. At the same time you can get that piece of jewelry made about half of what it would actually cost you to go to the jewelry store well about less than half of what it would cost you to go to a jewelry store and buy that piece. We stand behind our jewelry 100%...if something happens to a ring all youve got to do is send it back and well take care of it. No questions asked.
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The Crystal Collector Digs Crystals @ Graves Mt in Georgia
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Views: 266285 The Crystal Collector
I found a HUGE treasure mining for amethyst in Georgia! There were crystal formations all over the place! This is Steven's Universe in real life. ;-) My massive library of YouTube videos is now compiled into the playlist below! New uploads added automatically. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWvMzUX9roK5jy7G1jptrYo-b-DzBNrnk JD's FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JDsVariety/ Music Credits: Cupids Revenge - Ethereal by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100814 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Elektronomia - Sky High [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW9d8... Elektronomia • https://soundcloud.com/elektronomia • https://www.facebook.com/Elektronomia • https://twitter.com/Elektronomia • https://www.youtube.com/c/elektronomia
Views: 62916 JD's Variety Channel
Lies! The truth And Real Georgia Aquamarine  Beryl (Mining America Ep 31 ) Aug 2017
Mines Website http://hoggmine.com/ Mines FB https://www.facebook.com/HoggMine/ Support Mining America https://patreon.com/user?u=3979473 Earth Forged Rock shop Face Book https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=earthforged%20rock%20shop To Support upcoming digs Send Money to Mining America paypal.me/MiningAmerica Mining America FB page https://www.facebook.com/MiningAmerica/ Mining America Fb group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1132467800137603/ Mining America Store on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpHaMMaZ-HL7OkmhF49VpRw MiningAmerica's shop on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiningAmerica Twitter @CalekoDj Mailing address Not Available at this time
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The Crystal Collector & Rockhound Rob Geode Hunting Jacobs Mine
This is a location called Jacobs Mine. Its actually in Hamilton, Illinois. It is open to the public year round. To get into the mine is free, you are charged by the bucket, right now $20 each bucket you take out. There is no limit, and sometimes you can find alot! The geodes have quartz crystals and other amazing minerals lining the walls of the geodes! If you would like to visit this mine, call the owner at
Views: 29102 The Crystal Collector
Lost River Gold Prospecting  Georgia border in  NC  ruby & sapphire country!
Lost River Gold Prospecting close to the Georgia border in North Carolina ruby and sapphire country! Had A Great time Nick!!! There were ALOT of good gems!!!
Views: 45637 LOST RIVER GOLD
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THIS VIDEO IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GEMSTONESOFBRAZIL.COM. The Brazilian mine named Lavra Pedra Grande has been a family owned mine over 50 years. Many Brazilian miners dug for gemstones in this mine and the stories are endless within the Brazilian communities living in the small towns surrounding the Lavra Pedra Grande mine about the many that found their fortunes in this mine and of those that never found anything. The tunnel in this video was dug over 16 years ago and local rumors tells stories about the gemstones that were taken from this tunnel system. You will see that at the end of this tunnel there is a large round pit, and on the bottom of the pit there is a hole that the bats flew in order to leave this tunnel. We, my mining team and I, discovered another tunnel below this hole that this hole gained access through, and that second tunnel system went even deeper below the pit in this video. The extensiveness of this tunnel system, and the fact it was dug by hand, pick, and shovel strongly indicates that the miners dug these tunnels found the gemstones of Brazil. Today as in most open gemstone mining tunnels of this kind found dotted around the Lavra Pedra Grande mine they are now the homes of Brazilian free-tailed bats, which have a mouse-like tails. The stories of the Lavra Pedra Grande mine are endless and are stamped in time. Our lives cleaning and mining gemstone in this mine will always be a part of our souls like those that we can see were here before us, sharing the one true feeling that god is by our side, and fell his glory in the stones.
Views: 11864 PAUL GUITARD
Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine
Fun for All Ages Open daily March - November Buses & groups welcome. Call for hours & special group rates. At Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine by the Visitors Information Channels Open daily March - November Buses & groups welcome. Call for hours & special group rates. We provide the equipment, no admission fee! Find beautiful emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, garnets, topaz and more, at Cherokee's first, finest & largest gem mine! Then come on in for FREE gemstone identification from one of our assay professionals & visit our fine gift, jewelry & rock shop. We will cut & polish your stones & set them in one or more of our fine jewelry settings. Same day service available! Open daily March - November. Buses & groups welcome. Call for hours & special group rates.
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Gem Mining with Kids in North Carolina near Boone NC
Recently we visited Western North Carolina! We took a drive from Asheville, NC to Boone, NC and stopped to do some gem mining at the Gem Mine! Check out our experience! SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GrowingUpMoon http://youtube.com/GrowingUpMoon VISIT our blog, The Simple Parent! http://thesimpleparent.com FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thesimpleparent FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/thesimpleparent FOLLOW IS ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thesimpleparent FOLLOW IS ON PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/thesimpleparent #GrowingUpMoon #TheSimpleParent Royalty free music provided by PlayAgain/Pond5.com
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Wake County Crystals
This video is a montage of many notable finds we found at a single construction sight in Raleigh, NC at a location we affectionately labeled the "Cemetery". The finds are in no particular chronological order and are sped up in some parts in order to get to the point -- no pun intended. You can support me by sending bitcoin tips or donations to this address: 1NcYHgkAhpyvWV7s1bsi4twSewtrx4Qq4c
Views: 10034 Scott LaBorde
Gem Mountain Gem Mining in Spruce Pine, NC
We'll satisfy your sense of adventure. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.Charles and Kay Buchanan, owners and operators of Gem Mountain and Brushy Creek Aquamarine Mine are confident you will treasure the gem hunting experience.Many valuable gems are found each day and we supply all of the necessary equipment. We even have experienced help for novice rockhounds.Gem mining is fun for mom and dad...and kids too.Covered flumes allow for prospecting rain or shine. Our modern gem washing facilities make it an easy and relaxing way to discover Earth's treasures.Your stones will be inspected free of charge. Experienced gem cutters are also on hand to cut and design jewelry from your finds. We have lots of local materials such as Crabtree emerald, Wiseman and Brushy Creek aquamarine, as well as moonstones, garnet, citrine, ruby, amethyst, sapphire and others brought fresh from the mines daily.
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Views: 410751 Matt Mattson
Gem Mountain Gem Mining in Spruce Pine, NC
If you are looking to satisfy your craving for adventure, look no further then to Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine in Spruce Pine. Gem Mountain shares the rich history and tradition of mining at every visit. All the action takes place under the covered gemstone flumes, where your mission is to discover and identify beautiful and valued gemstones. Just place a scoop of rough material on the screen... then rinse with clean water. The gem stones, when wet, will reveal colors and crystal shapes! There are a variety of gemstones just waiting to be discovered! Visitors are likely to detect traces of Crabtree emerald, moonstone, garnet, citrine, amethyst, ruby, and sapphire gemstones. After your discoveries are made, your stones will be inspected free of charge. You also have the option of having your treasured gemstones cut and made into jewelry by qualified gem cutters! If weather permits, Gem Mountain also offers day tours of the Brushy Creek Aquamarine Mine where youre likely to find a slue of beautiful Aquamarine Gems! Mining trips are by reservation only! So bring the entire family to Gem Mountain where you will find treasures that will last forever, and have an experience to match. www.mountaintvguide.com
Views: 17915 Mountain Travel Guide
Gem Mining in Little Switzerland Blue Ridge Mountains • NYC Land & Sea Cruise Vlog Day 17 [ep38]
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Digging Amethyst Crystals at Purple Heart Mine Part 2
Digging for the second time at the Purple Heart Mine in South Carolina. This was filmed in January of 2018. Part 3 coming soon from our summer dig! Be sure to watch in HD! This location is beginning to look epic! Some of the best amethyst in the southeast is starting to show up from this location, in size and quality! This location has blue hue and the red hue, to have both together is rare. This episode shows us following a vein deeper than before exposing and collecting some great amethyst crystals! Be sure to catch part 3 showing the mother load hit!!! Go YouTube Premium to watch commercial free!
Views: 25675 The Crystal Collector
Tips on Finding Gold in Creeks and Streams
Several tips on where to look for gold, special places for gold, and reading special features. Where to prospect, where to dredge, where to find deposits and old larger gold.
Views: 1007317 Gold Hog
Hiddenite,N.C - Finding Gemstones
My family's day trip to Hiddenite, N.C. Hope you enjoy the scenery and the great music. For more information about Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite,NC: http://www.hiddenitegems.com/ Music inthis video is original music. It was written, performed and recorded by my husband. Used with his full permission. His CD: www.waitingcd.com
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Emerald Village Gem Mine | NC Weekend | UNC TV
North Carolina's Emerald Village offers a unique look at the mining history of North Carolina. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Emerald Village's visitor center showcases antique mining tools and stories collected from the mining era. Visitors can tour the underground caves, beneath the mountain where much of the antique equipment is on display. Visitors will love the plethora of history Emerald Village offers, and families will especially enjoy exploring the geological structures and mining their own ores and treasures from the mountain. http://emeraldvillage.com | 828-765-6463
Family Fun Day at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
This week for Family Fun Day we took a day trip to Hendersonville, North Carolina to visit Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. It was super fun with our big bunch! Check it out! Don't forget to visit us here: ***http://www.knorppandsouth.com/ ***http://www.instagram.com/knorpp_and_south ***https://www.facebook.com/knorppandsouth/ Interested in learning about essential oils? Come join our facebook group to learn all about how we use them and how you can get some! https://www.facebook.com/groups/394188214360308/?fref=nf Want to know what we do for a living and how you can do it too? Come hang out in this facebook group and learn all about it! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2031230140471379/ Want to listen to the music in this vlog? Visit Epidemic Sound and get a free trial! https://goo.gl/DAQ311
Views: 55781 Knorpp and South
I went mining for real amethyst crystals and found treasure! HUGE specimens were dug up. Enjoy this gem hunting & rock hounding adventure! You can watch my last amethyst hunt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo_8VzW91fs Music Credits: Cupids Revenge - Ethereal by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100814 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 11454 JD's Variety Channel
Amethyst Mining in South Carolina ( Jones Mill )
Here is a video of me , and some freinds mining amethyst in Jones Mill , South Carolina. http://www.arrowheadcrystals.com
Views: 21493 Matthew Price
Finding Aquamarine Beryl and Gem Rose Quartz in Georgia - Mining America EP23 part 1 April 1 2017
Mines Website http://hoggmine.com/ Mines FB https://www.facebook.com/HoggMine/ Support Mining America https://patreon.com/user?u=3979473 To Support upcoming digs Send Money to Mining America paypal.me/MiningAmerica Mining America FB page https://www.facebook.com/MiningAmerica/ Mining America Fb group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1132467800137603/ Mining America Store on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpHaMMaZ-HL7OkmhF49VpRw MiningAmerica's shop on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiningAmerica Twitter @CalekoDj Mailing address Not Available at this time
Views: 10149 Y'Boy Caleko
Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds
Diamond found by Michael Dettlaff in Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds may be worth thousands of dollars. For more on this story, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/55-carat-diamond-temporary-view-nyc-19651103
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Amethyst Crystal Digging in Georgia & South Carolina *bonus lost footage*
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Views: 58239 The Crystal Collector
"Huckleberry Heaven" Franklin NC vacation rental  Gem mining, waterfall, 4 wheeler
3 bedroom 2 bath cabin style with movie screen sleeps 7 On 20 private acres with creek bordering entire property surrounded by national forest in the Gem Capital area of Franklin NC. Property includes grill, firepit, front deck with view side yard deck overlooking crystal clear Huckleberry Creek, many trails for your included 4 wheeler (for slow adult riding) 2 picnic areas waterfalls viewing deck (separate video) and free Gem mining flume to try your luck all for $725 a week for booking email [email protected] be sure to check back for more videos
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Gem Mining
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Treasure Hunting Rubies Of The Golden Triangle - Gem Mining Documentary
Subscribe to Insomnia Team for daily documentaries! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg353zadABLG_HHkt92cI9w For more Great documentaries check out this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8MxfrLz2uocbT0hilg-9IsukX8wzfs4 *All rights are reserved to the owners or licensed.* * It is not intended to violate copyrighted material, which all belongs to its receptive owners. This Video Is Educational Purpose Only.* Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Views: 51551 Insomnia Team
Opal Mining In America: How To Find Rare Opal
SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/HX5zF8b7XKE Nickipedia Live Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Science Team! I love hunting for gems, and my favorite rock (it’s actually a gel) is an opal! I found out there were opal mines just near the Oregon boarder of Nevada. Naturally I packed my bags and went! I had a blast!!! I loved the entire experience from beginning to end and will certainly be going again. Enjoy this video of my experience at Royal Peacock Opal Mines http://www.royalpeacock.com/ Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Louis DP: Sam Mosco
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Hunting For Semi Precious Gemstones, Found Many
Too bad they aren't worth much, there are zillions of um! Swearing.
Views: 125578 Mountain Bouncer
Fun Time Getting Rich Mining Rubies Part 3 Of 5
Thrilling Video of Ruby mining. Just one bucket away from riches.
Views: 5024 rubyhunternc
Gem Mountain: Mining Tours
Tours of the Brushy Creek Aquamarine Mine are conducted as weather permits so please call our toll free number for more information. Gem Mountain is located on Highway 226 between Spruce Pine and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are open March 1st through December 31st, Closed Sundays. Memorial Day through Labor day 9-7, all other days 9-5. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 1-888-817-5829 or use our online request form.
Views: 10771 gemmountainnc
East River Mining Family Fun
East River Mining, fun for all ages, Mining of fossils,gems,and historic coins. Mobile mining sluices.
Views: 133 Tom
Red Embers Mine "The garnet and graphite experience"
The Red Embers Mine is a PRIVATE mine located near the village of Erving in western Massachusetts. The mine has been in operation for approximately 8 years exclusively by the Baskin family and Jay's Minerals. The exceptional gem quality Almandine Garnet specimens we mine are some of the finest found in the American northeast. The host rock for these unique and unusual garnet specimens is a silvery grey graphite schist. We use a time consuming air abrasion process to meticulously expose each crystal from the graphite matrix. When back lit each garnet seems to glow like the crimson red embers of a burning fire. If you have any questions you can contact Jason @ [email protected] For fine specimens directly from the mine please contact: Jay's Minerals at [email protected] Alan's Quality Minerals at [email protected] Treasure Mountain Mining at www.treasuremountainmining.com Background sounds provided by:Impact Moderato by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100618 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 9409 Jay's Minerals
Gold and Gem Hunting - Plus a Tour of the Old Mine
Great December day prospecting for gold and gems. Doc takes you walking around the old mine showing the old equipment and area.
Views: 14637 Gold Hog
How to Find Crystals, Gemstones, and Precious Metals 1 of 10
This is the first video in a series that will teach you how to hunt for crystals, gemstones, and precious metals.
Views: 15316 Steve Miner
How to find Geodes - Smoky Quartz Crystals | Liz Kreate
How to find Mooralla Smoky Quartz Crystal Geodes. Mooralla is a locality in Victoria, Australia. The fossicking/prospecting areais open to the public. Crystals from this area are multi terminated and have a notable transparency and lustre and many contain fluid/water inclusions. JUST BEAUTIFUL! They should be called.....Black Diamonds. Music from: audionautix.com MORE How to Find Gold and Gems VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO
Views: 631483 Liz Kreate
Personal Collections 3 : A RockHoundLounge Video Series
The 3rd RockHoundLounge Personal Collections series is here with Dennis Herman. Dennis W. Herman - Biography Dennis, a retired herpetologist/naturalist/biologist and a native of Burke County, developed a deep appreciation and love of nature, especially animals, at the age of 4. Inspired and encouraged by his 4th Grade teacher to collect rocks and minerals, Dennis became a rockhound in 1958, often searching plowed fields near his house (and during visits to friends and relatives) for crystals and Native American artifacts. It wasn’t until after his family moved to Mitchell Co. in 1961 that he was able to pursue his love of nature, with non-school time spent searching for and collecting rocks, minerals, and small critters, especially amphibians and reptiles. Mineral collecting opportunities were readily available while living a few miles west of Spruce Pine from 1961-1971. Several mica and feldspar mines were very close to the house, and many hours were spent checking the mine dumps for specimens. These mines contained almandine garnets (single xls, clusters, and included in muscovite), feldspar xls, muscovite xls, and various rare earth and uranium minerals (columbite, samarskite, uraninite, clarkeite, zircon var. cryolite, autunite, torbernite, and uranophane). One prospect yielded yellow to greenish yellow beryl xls, my favorite mineral species. Other Mitchell Co. mines, i.e. Crabtree Emerald Mine, Chalk Mountain Mine, Hoppus Mine, Biggerstaff Branch Mine, and Chestnut Flat Mine provide specimens for my collection. Mineral collecting waned during much of my high school and college years to concentrate on my studies and other budding interests. After receiving a BS in Biology from Western Carolina University, Dennis moved to Atlanta, GA in 1972 where he worked at the Atlanta Zoo for 24 years as a keeper and Assistant Curator of Herpetology. Mineral collecting took a back seat during his zoo employment, but he did continue to collect specimens during zoo trips for reptiles and amphibians. Fossils became his focus during the zoo years; with forays to Edisto Island Beach (South Carolina), the Durham coal mines and trilobite sites in northwest Georgia, and the Cretaceous areas of west Texas. Dennis began working for the state of North Carolina in 1996 as the Coordinator of Living Collections for the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences where he assisted in leading museum's public field trips for rocks and minerals to various localities, such as Hamme Tungsten Mine, Mitchell Co. mines, and Glendon pyrophyllite mine, and others. In 2004 he left the museum to work for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) as an environmental program consultant with the Biological Survey Group. In early 2006, Dennis realized the need to design a database for his collection. The database includes detailed mineral and locality data, as well as photographs. Each specimen is assigned a number, and attached to the specimen. Specimen cards were designed to include the specimen #, mineral species, locality, and provenance, if known. A photograph of the specimen is located on the reverse side of the card. Due to physical problems, Dennis no longer actively searches for or digs for specimens, but an occasional walk through a plowed field or old mine dump is still enjoyable. Much of the collection contains specimens purchased or traded for now, with only about 25% personally collected. Dennis retired from state government in June 2014, and lives with his wife, Amy, in Morganton. His time is spent eating good BBQ, maintaining his collection of N.C. gems and minerals, hiking in the N.C. mountains, searching mountain fens for bog turtles and rare plants, and working crossword puzzles.
Views: 2089 Scott LaBorde
Hillbilly sluice gem mining (Philbilly)
Coyne's Crystals gem mining sluice
Views: 95 Fran C
Broad River Gems and Mining Company
A walk around one of the World's Premier Gem and Mineral Store - The Broad River Gems and Mining Company in Rutherfordton, NC. Adventures of Chamandance! Chance & Amanda explore the world and capture some fun moments to share with you. You are invited to visit our shop, where you will see an outstanding assemblage of unique jewelry, gift items, mineral, meteorite, and fossil specimens from around the world. Feel free to browse, or ask questions about our displayed items, or rocks & minerals, or visit our Gem Mine which is one of the best in North Carolina. We have a small but growing collection of museum quality mineral and fossil specimens on display for your viewing and educational pleasure.
Views: 249 Chamandance Ranch
Gem Mining Sluice Box
This is a sluice box gem mine at Cathedral Caverns Alabama. I found a lot of gemstones!
Views: 1182 Gold Miner Ben
Prospecting for Gems - Crystal Mountain
Took us a couple of days to find this location where one can collect quartz crystals to your hearts content. Free Music from http://audionautix.com About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Liz Kreate Recipe - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU LAPIDARY Gem Cutting - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago
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Mine Cristal, mining quartz crystals
www.minecristal.ca Stay informed about our new videos: subscribe to our YouTube channel "Mine Cristal". This mine is located in Bonsecours, Quebec, Canada. Photos and video clips shown here date from 1989 - 2012. The open-pit mine produces splendid quartz crystals with exceptional clarity. The largest single crystals measure 60 cm (24 inches) in length. Since mining began in 1989, 32 types, or morphologies of quartz crystals have been catalogued. Geological research into the origins of these crystals has revealed that they formed at this location some 300 million years ago under extreme conditions of heat and pressure. We harvest crystals in the mine only as needed, to supply our store with a sufficient quantity of quartz crystals. Exceptionally (for a mine), we harvest all the crystals by hand and without the use of dynamite. It is a privilege for us to participate in the discovery and extraction of these true gems of nature. The extraction process is done in a manner which respects both the environment and the crystals: we endeavor to keep the crystals whole and in a pristine state. In the museum and the store, our crystals are presented in an untouched, natural state. Amazingly, each crystal is an intricate work of art made by Nature; no two are alike and this makes them even more fascinating! Mine Cristal is considered by experts to be a “geological gem,” one of Canada’s great natural sites, due to it’s unique and abundant mineralogical deposits.
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3/7/17 part2  Finding more crystals at the Emerald Hollow Mine
The crystals continue to show up, many showing amethystine plating.
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