As seen in ROCK & GEM and ROCK & MINERALS magazines

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

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, Smokey, 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!

We are now open daily, 365 days a year! Reservations are not required!! Sign in is from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and guests may dig until dark. If you plan to arrive after 2 or are interested in camping you can make arrangements by calling. Groups, clubs and parties call for special rates. 864.934.3744     We are pet friendly!!!!

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.

If camping the night before a digging arrival must be after 8:00 PM during the summer hours to avoid daily dig fee.


Intro to Collecting @ Diamond Hill This is a video of what to expect for first time visitors.
Smoky Quartz Pocket @ Diamond Hill Mine This is a video of an excellent pocket of smoky quartz crystals being extracted with the help of a machine!
How to dig vein quartz at Diamond Hill This is a video showing the digging of skeletal quartz clusters, showing a method of removal without damaging the points.
Digging for quartz @ Diamond Hill This is a video digging very nice quartz clusters with some amethyst also.
Huge Amethyst Cluster Found Video of a huge amethyst cluster found at Diamond Hill in late 2010.
Summer Machine Dig Short Video of 2011 Machine dig in the hot summer!
 NEW FIND 4/12 BERYL @ Diamond Hill Mine  Found a deposit of beryl, some looking like aquamarine, some more like emeralds!
 South Carolina’s digging Diamond Hill Mine
 A video produced by SCETV containing info and history on this historic treasure during a chat with owner Gina Clary.