Come join us for a family fun day of EASY gem mining and river tubing in beautiful Blue Ridge Georgia. Our mine produces all sorts of precious and semi precious gems like: rubies, sapphires, citrine, tiger's eye, amethyst, garnet and emeralds. The Aska Mining Company is easy to find, just a shout from the historic Shallowford Iron Bridge on the Toccoa river.
Looking for things to do near you? Or visiting us from a long way out? It’s hard to beat Blue Ridge gem mining for a family fun adventure that is sure to be remembered a lifetime. Come on over and get away from the noise of the city and the flash of amusement parks. Visit Aska and get your hands in some dirt, then clean ‘em back up while peacefully tubing down the river. If you are lucky - you may even pull out a gem that pays for the trip!
Aska is the newest and best gem mining experience on the Toccoa River in Blue ridge GA. But don’t take my word for it. Come on over and see for yourself.
Don’t worry about hard work. We make gem mining easy for anyone, by doing the heavy lifting for you. Just grab a pre filled bucket of rich Aska dirt, and start sifting on our custom designed for your comfort sifting troughs. Gem mining in Blue Ridge GA is enjoyable for all ages.
All that gem mining in our rich Georgia dirt makes a body powerful hungry. Stop in our famous, on site, Iron Bridge Cafe and fill up on our substantial “Heart Stopper”, a Triple Stack B.L.T. on Texas Toast. Too much for you? Don’t worry, our Iron Bridge Cafe has a full menu with something for everyone. From Kielbasa w/Peppers & Onions to fresh and crisp Grilled Chicken salads - the Iron Bridge Cafe cooks up just about anything you may have a taste for.
Come on in and our down to earth Southern friendly staff will fill your bellies and make you feel right at home.
Want some alone time under our pines in the beautiful outdoors? Or maybe something to chew on while floating down the river? The good folks at our Iron Bridge Cafe can even pack you a picnic lunch.
Never leave empty handed! The Iron Bridge General Store is everything you could want in a country store and mining town gift shop. Rubies to radishes, amethyst to apples, tiger eye to toilet pap… well, you get the idea!
For the ultimate outdoor experience, mining Blue Ridge GA or tubing the Toccoa, visit the Aska Mining Company. Your family will thank you!
Looking for a relaxing, fun, UNPLUGGED, family friendly activity? You’ve found it! Tubing the Toccoa is a family bonding experience like no other. A perfect way to close out or start an amazing day of gem mining, enjoy the natural wonders and mind boggling beauty of Georgia’s Blue Ridge mountains, while leisurely floating down the pristine Toccoa river.
The Toccoa River originates way up in our Georgia mountains, near the town of Suches. It then makes it’s way through the Blue Ridge Mountains some sixty miles or so, to where it crosses the state line into Tennessee at McCaysville in Fannin County. Blue Ridge Lake is located approximately halfway between where the Toccoa River begins and where it leaves Georgia. In Georgia, the river above Blue Ridge Lake is known as the upper Toccoa and below is called the lower Toccoa. When the Toccoa crosses into Tennessee, it is known as the Ocoee River.
While many parts of the Toccoa are known for excellent white water rafting, don’t worry - our tubing adventures are mild and easy.
All Toccoa Wilderness Tubing are led by trained staff and include easy pick up and drop off. An Aska driver will drop your party off at our Sandy Bottom launch area with easy access to the river. From there, just sit back and relax while the gentle current does the rest. They are approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours of family fun.
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For gem mining in Blue Ridge GA, down to earth family fun, tubing down the Toccoa, and great food and shopping, it doesn’t get better than the Aska Mining Company. Aska is not only the best, we are the newest gem mining company in town! Aska Mining Company is located on the beautiful Toccoa River, 8 miles up Aska Road across from the Iron Bridge in Blue Ridge Georgia. We look forward to seeing you!
8436 Aska Rd, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513, United States
Blue Ridge GA Gem Mining
9 am- 6 pm
Iron Bridge Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Open Daily 8 am- 6 pm
Breakfast served until 11:00am
Toccoa River Tubing
Opens 10 am Last Float Begins at 3pm
No reservation required.
Open Memorial Day Weekend
through Labor Day weekend.