How did Cooper’s Gem Mine begin?

The dream for Cooper’s Gem Mine began on the Cooper’s honeymoon when they ended up at a gem mine in the mountains of North Carolina. Where she paned for gems until her husband refused to sit any longer and they left for a bucket of chicken. Upon there return Amy begged her newly wed husband to build one for her own. For her birthday that September she was presented with the plans for her very own gem and thus the construction on the mine was started. To read more about the history of Coopers Gem Mine please visit our About Us page. Cooper’s Gem Mine still servers the Tri-Cites 25 years later after the young couple was married and the dream was started.