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Environmental Assistance and Customer Service

Gems and Gold Panning

North Carolina has a number of gem and gold mines where people can hunt for rubies, sapphires, garnets, emeralds, aquamarines, gold and more.  For a listing of these mines as well as mineral museums and North Carolina mineral clubs, check the following Web site: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/lr/faq-about-nc-geology#facilities

In North Carolina, you are not allowed to carry off any rocks or minerals from state parks or recreation areas. You cannot hunt, pan or dig for minerals on private property without the permission of the property owner. NOTE: Private property may extend into a river, stream, lake or other body of water.

For regulatory information about resources protection, public use and recreation in National Parks, go to the following Web site: www.nature.nps.gov/geology/permits/index.cfm.

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