Sharpes Emerald Prospect
Owner: Hiddenite Gems Investment Group LLC
OPEN YEAR ROUND
NOTICE: Sharpes Emerald Prospect will be closed to collecting from May 22nd through May 29th, 2019. Regular collecting will resume on May 30th, 2019.
The Sharpes Emerald Prospect is located in Hiddenite, NC in the most productive emerald mining district in North America. Located across the street from the historic Adams Farm, we are looking for the emeralds and hiddenite crystals made famous by miner Terry Ledford. Sharpes Emerald prospect is a prospect, we have not found any emeralds yet, what we do find are glass clear tessin and smoky quartz crystals up to 6" in length, many of the crystals have blood red rutile and tourmaline attached to them and inside them. We also find gem grade muscovite mica (rum mica), green, yellow and blue beryl, micro monazite crystals, lots of facet grade medium to dark smoky quartz pieces up to several pounds, matrix specimens with sprays of black tourmaline and more.
Sharpes offers collecting opportunities for individual mineral collectors and rock clubs alike. Come spend the day with family, friends and fellow rockhounds and try your luck at finding the rare gems this site has to offer.
Camping: Primitive camping is available at the site for free. No facilities or hookups. Be sure to pack out all your trash.
Sharpes is a rockhounds collecting site. We do not salt our mine with foreign stones. We do not throw second rate, low value, junk crystals that we do not want on the ground for our paying customers to find, if you find it, know that it is YOUR find, not something we didn't want and left.
We do not rope off areas and tell people they cannot collect in a specific spot, all pits and trenches are open to everyone. If you like dump pile digging and sifting for crystals, there are numerous piles on the property that are created when we do our machine work. There are also numerous pits and trenches that are open for the hard rock digger.
To obtain permission to collect and schedule a date for your field trip, simply contact us at 828-779-4501
After you have contacted us and arranged a date for your trip, you will receive an email with permission to collect at the property on that date. Be sure to keep a copy of this email with you to show to our caretaker if he asks for it. No one will be allowed on the property without permission.
Send a copy of the signed release form(s) along with a check or money order for the appropriate amount to:
Hiddenite Gems Investment Group
Or, email the release form to email@example.com and make payment to paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org