Primitive Outback
Kayaking & Gem Mining
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Our Gem Mining


Come and Pan for Gems with US!




Rockhounds and Treasure Hunters are Welcome!!
Come and pan for gems with us.  You pan in our covered flume overlooking the Little Tennessee River.
We offer a lot of different size buckets to choose from.  Prices vary with size of bucket you choose.  You will find in the gem buckets many varities of gems such as rubies, sapphires, topaz, emeralds, smokey quartz, cyrstal quartz, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnets, amethyst, peridot, moonstone, different types of agate, bloodstone and many, many more.




We will provide you everything you need and help you to identify the gems you have found.  When your all finished we will bag them up for you.
Our sizes in buckets range from a Super to a Colossal bucket, there are 4 different sizes.  If you would like one to take home with you we have those also.  We garantee a cut gem stone in every $100.00 Colossal Bucket!
Gem Mining by the river is like going on a treasure hunt.  Search for the ulitmate gem.  You never know you may just find the largest stone in this area.
You can always buy a stone but it is much more precious and dear to the heart when you found it yourself.  It is a keep sake you can keep forever and always remember where, when you found it and how much fun you had finding it.

Gem Mining Pricing:


Super Bucket         $ 15.00 each

Grand Bucket        $ 30.00 each

Mega Bucket          $50.00 each

Colossal Bucket    $100.00 each (we guarantee a cut gemstone in each $100.00 bucket)

You are welcome to share your treasure buckets.



With each bucket (all sizes) we will provide you a screen, basket to put your stones in and when you're finished a baggie to carry your stones home in.
You pan in our covered flume overlooking the beautiful clear Little Tennessee River.



We will help you to identify all your gems and explain how to tell the difference between a gem and a rock.





Primitive Outback Kayak and Gem Mining
155 Robin Lynn Lane
Otto, NC 28763