John is a very dedicated and talented rockhound. While John does not work for the company, he does come around on a regular basis and we consider John family. John first began coming to the Emerald Hollow Mine in the 90's, and has been coming ever since. With all that time comes amazing native finds, some of which are included in this photo gallery. You can also now access selected videos on his YouTube channel! Click the button below to view!

GALLERY

Meet John !

PHOTOS

Last Updated: 7/21/17

SEE HOW HE DOES IT:

Look at what he found!

     Follow our dear friend on his quest for the ever elusive and rare Hiddenite, as well as precious emeralds. See the steps along his journey and maybe you'll learn something along the way that can help you in your own quest!

Gorgeous Quartz Crystals found ON SITE!

WOW! JOHN FINALLY FOUND HIS FIRST EMERALD AT THE DIG SITE! NEAT!

Pick up a copy of The Bethlehem Star to read an interview of John beautifully done by Layne Hendrickson!