#13 Find Crystals at Diamond Hill Mine
Diamond Hill Mine outside of Due West, SC, is a real, unsalted gem mine (meaning everything you find actually comes from this mine.) Their large equipment often lets specimens slip through the cracks, so aspiring excavators can bring their own equipment and dig for as long as they like. Some of the best Amethyst, Smoky, Angle Plated, Aura, and other crystals are found here. Garnet and Epidote have also been recovered.