Garnet Mine ToursGarnet Mine Tours – Gore Mt. Mineral Shop and Garnet Studio

Garnet Mine Tours – The hardest garnet in the world is only found on Gore Mountain, making the garnet extremely rare. The Barton garnet has an unusual and beautiful ruby red color that flashes in the sun. In 1969, the Governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller, made the Barton garnet the New York State Gem Stone.

The Gore Mountain Gem and Mineral Shop will be opening up on July 1, 2023 with many new surprises.  We are going to have a working rock shop with rock saws and tumblers and demonstrations.  The shop is stocked with some unusual rocks from all over the world.  It is a rock enthusiast dream.  From tumbled stones to high end jewelry.  We aim to please.  Tours of the mine run at 10:30AM, 12:30PM and 3:00PM

We start the tour at the Gore Mountain Mineral Shop. In your own car you follow a tour guide to the site of the Garnet Mines.    
You’ll learn from your tour guide the history and geology of the Garnet Mine and how to find your own Garnet Gemstones. Hunting for your own treasures as you explore around the #1 pit is GREAT FUN!

Open Daily July 1 – Labor Day  |  Weekends Only after Labor Day until Columbus Day.
HOURS: 7 Days a Week – 10am to 5pm  TOUR TIMES: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm
TOUR PRICES: Adults, $18 – Seniors, $15, Children, $10

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Garnet Mine Tours  North River, NY 12856  |  518- 251-2706  Get Directions

Garnet Mine Tours, Gore Mt. Mineral Shop

North River, NY 12856
518- 251-2706