Information and Cost

Our Story

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.  We have 6+ acres of dirt that is loaded with quartz crystals to surface collect or to dig through.

What You Need to Know


  • No Night Digging.
  • No Trailers Allowed, Limit on rocks is a car/truck load.
  • No throwing rocks in the Pit
  • Shirts and Shoes are required for digging. (gloves are optional but suggessted)
  • If camping the night before a digging arrival must be after 8:00 PM during the summer hours to avoid daily dig fee.
  • Children must be accompanied by a paid adult in the mining area.

What You’ll Need for Digging:

  • Gloves, a thin yet durable pair. A great type are thin garden type with rubber or poly palms.
  • Tools you might use; A long screwdriver is a must. shovel, rake, rock hammer, sledge hammer, pick.
  • Boxes or flats to carry and store your finds in.
  • Newspaper or similar for stuffing/packing.
  • Drinks, food, snacks
    Sunscreen , first aid kit.
  • A big smile! If you don’t have one, you will soon after finding your crystal treasures!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How long and where can we dig?

A: You can dig from sign in until dusk if you have current signed waivers. Digging is allowed anywhere on property unless marked and no digging in parking area please.

Q: How do I get there?
What are the directions?

A: Address is 50-99  Diamond Mine Road,  Abbeville SC

I would 1st try for getting here.

Important Note

The only facilities we have is an outhouse, Porta-John and Picnic tables,  no running water. There is a mini-mart type gas station about 5 min. away.

Cost for Digging and Making Reservations


5 & under are free


Veteran: $15

Non-Collector is free (non-collectors are not allowed in collecting area, only in camping, vending, or parking area.)


Contacts for Reservations

Please contact the following to make reservations for a day at the mine if after 2pm or are planning to camp.

Gina Clary: (864)934-3744



Adults/Chaperones Group Rate $10 each
College Students Group Rate $10 each
High School Students/Scouts Group Rate $5 each

CAMPING IS FREE!!! We have several areas for setting up a tent or you can even bring a pull behind or a moter home as many have done before. Please call or e-mail if you plan to camp. We do have an area for bonfires and cooking


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