Gem Mining 

Virginia has a long standing history of Gem Mining, especially around the Shenandoah Valley where the Appalachian Mountain System, which is made up of the Massanutten Mountain, the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains, have both faulted and eroded over time to create semi precious and precious stones. Gem Mining is still a popular activity throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Moosie's Mountain Mercantile has brought Gem Mining with ease to its souvenir shop just for you!

Grab a hard hat and take a turn on our old fashioned Gem Mining Sluice! You never know what semi-precious stones you will find!