Maine Gem Hunting Adventures

We are now offering guided Gem Hunting Adventures in Maine by our rock hounding guru Nate Nielsen. We’ll take you to some hot spots to find some of Maine’s treasures. It’s a 4 hour adventure that will teach you how to find and identify gemstones such as:


  • Tourmaline
  • Almandine (garnet)
  • Beryl (includes Aquamarine)
  • Fluorapatite
  • Lapidolite
  • Schorl (black tourmaline)
  • Topaz

“Maine has an excellent reputation among “rockhounds” for the variety and quality of mineral specimens found within its borders. Hundreds of people explore the state each year in search of crystals, semiprecious gems, gold, and other minerals. The novice is practically assured of finding something of interest at Maine’s collecting sites, while a large assortment of rare minerals await the advanced collector. Mineral collecting is an inexpensive hobby that can be enjoyed by all age groups, and offers the fringe benefits of outdoor recreation and the opportunity to learn about earth science.”  (from:

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