18 September 2013
Hiddenite Gems Emerald Hollow Mine - Hiddenite, NC
We didn't know what to expect when we went but the overall experience was fun. We were not prepared well although I read the information all over the website. Make sure you bring shoes that can get wet if you are doing the creek portion. That was the most fun. The buckets were ok and we didnt find much but our biggest frustration was trying to get someone to help us identify what we had found. We eventually gave up and just decided to take the rocks home and consider it a fun day. Bathrooms were better than expected, although are not anything special. They ran out of toilet paper pretty quickly though so you may want to have some spare tissues on hand. You can easily spend the whole day if you bring food as they have picnic areas.