Whether you’re looking for fine examples or rare minerals, pretty rocks for your garden, gem-quality amazonite, rose quartz and aquamarine, or just something different to do with the family this summer, you’ll find it all in Quadeville. That’s right, Quadeville isn’t just the former getaway of notorious gangster, Al Capone (What – you didn’t know that?), it’s also your chance to find real gemstones, right here in the Highlands!
The Beryl Pit is accessible May~October as a self-guided experience; permits may be purchased at Kauffeldt’s General Store (click for directions). The Rose Quartz Pit is accessible by appointment only. Call owners, Dave and Renee at AquaRose Gems & Minerals for details or to arrange a fully-guided experience (and be sure to ask about a visit to their jewelry studio while you’re at it).