Best Gem Mining

In the Heart of Aska

Not just gem mining  a gem mining experience!

We do not use the word best lightly. The Lilly Pad Village is NOT JUST GEM MINING WE ARE AN EXPERIENCE! We guarantee that your gem mining adventure will be the best ever! We can be imitated but never duplicated! The Lilly Pad gem mining is not only fun and entertaining but is interactive and certainly memorable. We work very hard to offer the most generous, comfortable, and educational gem mining experience in Blue Ridge. Every bucket is totally unique and the gemstones are large and colorful. You may find EmeraldsSapphiresRubiesGarnetsAmethyst, Quartz of all colors, Tigers Eye and Moonstones just to name a few.

The Lilly Pad Village

Best Gem Mining – Happiest Miners!

We DO NOT use sand, so your fun can literally last as long as you wish. (sand washes through in no time). Our gem dirt is loaded and our knowledgeable staff is ALWAYS at hand to explain what you find, offer valuable and educational information on gemstones in general, or give directions and recommendations to hiking, dining, and other Blue Ridge activities. Your kids will have fun with gemstone magic (where a large gemstone or two magically appear out of nowhere in their trays). No one leaves the Lilly Pad Village without a huge stash, without a smile, and without the wish to be back soon. We get hundreds of repeat business, great reviews and lots of kids (and adults) showing up three / four times during the course of their vacation. Repeat miners always get a discount!

The Lilly Pad Gem Mining is located on our beautiful property, away from Aska Road, away from traffic and noise, offering a covered and shaded area with seating for parents, fans to cool the air and to chase bugs away. Most times in the season, we also offer on-site gem-polishing. Jim and Karen are not only very knowledgeable but also fun and entertaining, providing great social interaction.

We simply LOVE making kids smile, see parents happy  and of course, look forward to seeing them the next day (It happens way too often)

Do not forget buying tickets online will always SAVE you money. Gem Mining makes a great gift! Gift certificates are available. Discount for groups of ten or more.

Gem Mining Pricing

Lilly Pad one pond gem cupOur one-pound gem-cup is a great size experience for one person. It
indicates the approximate quantity of gemstones you will find in your
bucket.
$20..00
Lilly Pad Village two pound gem cupOur two-pounds gem-cup is a great size experience for up to two guests.
It indicates the approximate quantity of gemstones you will find in your
bucket. You save $4.00.
$36.00
Lilly Pad Village four pounds gem cupOur four-pounds gem-cup is a great size experience for up to four
guests. It indicates the approximate quantity of gemstones you will find
in your bucket. You save $12.00.
$68.00
Lilly Pad Village 5 pounds gem cupOur five-pounds gem-cup is a great size experience for up to five
guests. It indicates the approximate quantity of gemstones you will find
in your bucket. You save $20.00.
$80.00
Lilly Pad Village seven pounds gem cupOur seven-pounds gem-cup is an excellent size experience for up to seven
guests. It indicates the approximate quantity of gemstones you will find
in your bucket. It comes with an additional bag of polished gems and a
gem id card. You save $35.
$105
Lilly Pad Village Mega gem cups13 Lbs. of gemstones in our famous Mega Bucket. It comes with two
additional bags of gemstones and two gem id cards. This is the best
value per pound. *You save $6.00 per pound, $78.00 total.*
$182.00
Gem ID Card$3.00

Download our Gem Mining ID Card.

You do not need to bring this card with you. We do have them laminated at the gem mining flumes. This is simply for your personla use.


Gem ID Card Lilly Pad Village