Crystals are all the rage right now. Whether you're looking for rose quartz to attract love into your life or need to decorate your space with pretty stones, the South is the ideal place to go digging for your own. From Georgia, the Carolinas and even Tennessee, there are crystals lurking underneath the Earth's surface, waiting to be uncovered. These are the eight best spots to dig for crystals in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas

Emerald Hollow Mine

Price: $12+

Address: 484 Emerald Hollow Mine Drive, Hiddenite, NC

Why You Need To Go: This is the only public emerald mine in the world, so if you want the chance to uncover the gorgeous green stone, you must go here. Even if you strike out in that department, there are 60 other crystals to find. 

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Outpost Gold & Gem Mining Co. 

Price: $12+

Address: 7901 S Main Street, Helen, GA 30545

Why You Need To Go: This mine has modern-day "Gold Rush" vibes; there's a good chance you'll uncover some gold flakes while you shift through their dirt buckets. 

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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine 

Price: $15+ 

Address: 2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Why You Need To Go: You might uncover a fossil alongside these nifty gems, both of which you can have cut and transformed into jewelry.

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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine 

Price: $13+

Address: 2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Why You Need To Go: You can make an entire adventure out of your day mining, as the gem is right by hundreds of waterfalls. 

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Diamond Hill Mine

Price: $20

Address: 100 Diamond Mine Road, Abbeville, SC 29620

Why You Need To Go: You're tasked with digging through a barren area of land that's abundant with rare gems. Prepare to get down and dirty. 

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Cathedral Caverns

Price: $6-$23

Address: 637 Cave Road, Woodville, AL 35776

Why You Need To Go: This surreal cavern doubles as a mining center, where you can uncover rarities in buckets (all at one low price). 

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Hogg Mine 

Price: $35

Address: 2408 Whitesville Road, LaGrange, GA 30240

Why You Need To Go: This mine is so exclusive that they only offer designated dig days throughout the year. Will you be the one to hit the jackpot here?

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Jackson's Crossroads

Price: $35+

Address: Hollis Norman Road, Tignall, GA 30668

Why You Need To Go: This amethyst mine has the most dazzling purple crystals you've ever laid eyes on. We'll be patiently awaiting 2020 dig dates!

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