Looking to take a trip to North Carolina late October for Emerald/gem mining, to celebrate a 50th birthday. Want to go to an unsalted mine, where we can dig. Read some reviews on line and am wondering which of the following mines are a good choice:
Mason Ruby and Sapphire, Crab Tree Emerald Mine, Ray Mine, Gem Mountain, Cherokee Ruby, Rose Creek Mine, Elijah Mountain Gem and Emerald Hollow.
Also need suggestions for a B&B or lodging that would put us in close proximity to more than one mine. Thanks so much! Want to make this a special memorable occasion!