The Pigeon Forge Gem Mine is the easiest way to start prospecting and digging for buried treasure.
This Tennessee Treasure isn't just a fun place to explore, it will also give you an opportunity to find quality minerals, rough gems, and fossils. The possibilities are endless when you buy a bucket of choice—you never know what you're going to find!
frequently asked questions
Buckets have a variety of over 35 different stones and fossils, including rubies, emeralds, sapphires and megalodon teeth. Our gift shop and museum has hundreds of different stones and fossils to add or start your collection.
Buckets start at $35 and go up to $1500
We accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google pay.
Our mine is fun for all ages aged 2- 102.
Our process to build your custom ring takes 3-6 weeks to complete. Most orders are shipped within 3-6 weeks but some may take up to 8 weeks to come in.
Sign up in advance, so that we can make sure to have enough space for everyone!
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