Morefield Gem Mine

Morefield Gem Mine
13400 Butlers Road
Amelia, VA 23002
Region Central Virginia
Locality Amelia
Home Office: (804) 561-0344
Mine: (804) 561-3399
Phone For Teachers Only: (434) 294-3426
Morefield Gem Mine

The Morefield Gem Mine is an exciting place for the whole family. For more than 80 years the mine has produced many varieties of mineral specimens and is open to the public. You may view the exhibits, visit the gift shop, or mine you own gem stones. The Morefield offers something for both the amateur or advanced rock hunter alike.

Customers love finding amazonite, topaz and garnets especially. The children's favorite would be the purple amethyst. The microcrystals are popular with the collectors of micromounts, also.

The Morefield is world-famous for the Amazonite, and more can be found on the ground here, than anywhere in the U.S.A.

  • Exhibits & Gift Shop
  • Collecting From Mine Dumps (bring your own bucket or container)
  • Sluice Screening - screens and shovels available
  • Picnicing - Bring your own soda - No Machines
  • Restrooms


2012 Fall Schedule

Saturdays open to the public and no reservation needed.  Hours = 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

October 06 + October 13 + October 20 + October 27

November 03, (Closed Nov. 10), Nov. 17, Nov. 24

December 01, December 08 = Last Saturday open)

No Group Discounts.  Individual Fees Only.

Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day and something to carry your finds home with you.  A ziplock bag works well.

Free use of the picnic area.  Free admission to the Museum.

Admission Fee: Adults: $12; Grade 7- HS: $10; Age 4-Grade6: $8; 3 and under - Free

Last Updated: 9/26/2012 1:59 PM
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