About Us

Award Art Gems is a North Western West Virginia based gemstone mining operation. We purchase our mine ore from gem mines all over the world by the ton and resell it to the general public by the shovel full. Because of this, we can’t guarantee what you’ll find in the ore. However, we guarantee you will find gems of great value… Read more →


Gem Mining Services Sorting of your stones to let you know what is specimen, facet or cabochon grade. We will cut your gem rough into beautiful facet or cabochon gems. We can mount your beautifully cut stones in pendants, rings, earrings or bracelets. The mounts can be in sterling silver or gold. We offer appraisals on cut stones or fully… Read more →


At Award Art Gems we offer group packages for schools, birthday parties, rock clubs, scouting groups, senior citizen groups, church groups, youth groups, day care centers and any other educational or social groups you can imagine. Travel Agents are welcome to contact us for special arrangements! Troops: Work toward your geology merit badge, belt or achievement awards!! Educational Program includes: Brief history of mining… Read more →


Gem Mining Rates NO ENTRY FEE OR GEM MINING PERMIT FEE Pricing Structure For Gem Mining Gem Bag (for kids) $10.00 Click Here For Group Rates WE HAVE VARIED PRICED AND SIZED BUCKETS. ALSO, ONE THAT HAS A BEAUTIFUL FACETED GEM!!! Buckets start at $20 and go up to $100. Beautiful tumbled stones, $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. PRICES… Read more →