Gems Found In Our Pay

You may find these beautiful gems in our paydirt. COMMON MINERALS OF VIRGINIA A wide variety of minerals occur in Virginia. These minerals form the basic building blocks of the rocks that shape the landscape. Minerals exhibit distinctive properties that makes each unique. In Virginia minerals are mined for industrial…

Healing Stones

We now offer pay with healing stones! Below are information sheets on each healing stone and its use.


Our retail and recreation store is now open!!!


2311 Wysor Road Draper, VA 24324

Please come out and sluice some pay or take a walk through our shop and find lots of unique items, jewelry, shirts, and mining items.

Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm


Come see our very own Captain Jack who loves looking for Treasure at Appalachian Gem and Gold Mine

Some of the Gems our customers fine in their buckets of pay dirt!

We have plenty of room at the boxes for you and your family! So, come join the fun!

Thank you for visiting our site.  We are passionate about panning for minerals and want to share the experience with you.

We provide you everything you need to pan at our store location for recreational panning and educational experiences. Looking to take the excitement home? You can purchase bags to take home or order from our online store today!

Please go to our shop to se gear and pay dirt options!