Diamond Hill Mine

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We are open for digging!! Camping is not available at this time and we do request guests wear masks in the parking area and observe social distancing!! If a trip during the week will work with your schedule, we are less busy those days!! We have moved a lot of dirt and dug some new areas in the smoky pit. Look for the feldspar crystals and you may find some gorgeous yellow smokies and druzy!! Hope to see you all soon.

About Us

Over millions of years, erosion has occurred to the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains which is one of the oldest mountain chains in the world. This has exposed a small 3 acre spot full of some of the widest variety quartz crystals in the world, known as Diamond Hill! Some of the best Amethyst, Smoky, Skeletal(Elestial), Angle Plated, Iron & Manganese Oxide coated, Aura, and other crystals are found here! Other minerals including Beryl, Garnet and Epidote have also been recovered!

Enjoy our collection of images and videos to learn more about the hidden wonders you can find here.

Calling All Campers

CAMPING IS FREE!!! We have several areas for setting up a tent or you can even bring a pull behind or a motor home. Please call or e-mail if you plan to camp.

Digging at Diamond Hill

Here at the Diamond Hill Mine you will have a rare opportunity to collect your own crystals. We do not “salt” the piles. Its “unsalted”, meaning everything you will find came from this actual mine. Due to the large equipment used while digging veins, many pieces are lost or missed. You will have many dump/spoil piles to search through, about 5-6 acres, or you may search for a veins but this method is much harder style and can or cannot pay off. We have 6+ acres of dirt that is loaded with quartz crystals to surface collect or to dig through.
We cannot guarantee amethyst, as it is harder to find, but many guests leave with some beautiful purple amethyst. Visit our picture page on Facebook to see some of the most recent finds by visitors.

Contact Us

Do you have a question or need to contact us? If so then ask it here!

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Diamond Hill Mine is located in upper part of South Carolina.