Emerald Village, Little Switzerland

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  • My husband and I stopped by here on a Sunday before lunch time and really enjoyed it. The lady at the front counter was very friendly and full of information about mining in the area. There were only ...  more »
  • I have visited many other places in the US that offer buckets of mining material to hunt for minerals. Emerald Village is the best I have ever been to! The staff is very nice, the property is well mai...  more »
  • They have several locations very close together, you can mine for gems, (You'll find them), you can pan for gold, or you can just look through all of the displays of old mining equipment, music inst. ...  more »
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  • Had a great day here-got a bucket of gravel to sluice through with plenty of great finds. Took the self guided mine tour and got to poke our way through all the little knick knacks. Great way to spend a day!
  • WE had so much fun......a great little tour of this place was enjoyable, and informative. Very beautiful area. Loved mining for gemstones.....though we were laughing quite a bit while panning through our bucket. These gems were giant! I'd scoop from the bucket into my grid, and ask my daughter, "Do you think I have anything in this scoop?", while laughing at the giant 5" blue stone. I love rocks, gems etc....so, love getting the giant gems....
  • Love this place and everyone involved. I will be going again!
  • A fun place to take your kids!
  • Where to start... wait, quick review. Awesome day for the fam. Now, the caveat and long read is we are rock hounds. So, rock hounds... keep sniffing for beta... The displays and brochure are fantastic. I'm a male, love museums and read most plaques so the novel idea of numbering the displays and putting cross ref description in the brochure was key. I can quickly take a photo and read at depth later! My wife and 4 yo daughter loved the grounds, beauty, and waterfall. Feeding the rainbow trout kept the tot busy running for hours. To max tot tiredness, be sure to give only 1 fish pellet at a time and at great distance. History photos of the mine kept my beautiful wife busy ready so I could geek out looking at the steam gear. Unmanned museum had great displays and info. We bought the smallest dirt bucket and stealthily fished out good micro specimens - emeralds and aquamarine included. But no way cutting these booger sized gems. One of the best things of kids filtering dirt is they don't care if the crystal point is an amethyst, quartz or a ruby! Great life lesson! Downer: I feel bad for bad mouthing anyone but watch out for possible free loading biz Emerald Mines nearby enticing you to pull off the road. Might be legit but at glance looked like a ghost town tourist trap and poser. Overall enjoy the journey of little Switzerland, the high views, and have a good map in case your mobiles don't work.