Celebrating Earth's Treasures

Apex, North Carolina On Etsy since 2016

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Celebrating Earth's Treasures

Apex, North Carolina | 2,702 Sales

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Angeline McInerny

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Angeline McInerny


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About TreasureQuestMining

Sales 2,702
On Etsy since 2016

Our Treasure Quest

Treasure Quest Mining springs out of our passion for spending time with our son and embarking on a true treasure hunt together. When we're not working, you'll often find us metal detecting, searching for fossils along the coast, or digging for gems in the mountains. We cherish those times spent on family vacations gem-hunting in the North Carolina mountains or searching for shells and sharks teeth at the beach. So much so, that we decided to bring that experience closer to home for kids and their families to enjoy. And so, we opened Treasure Quest Mining, an indoor gem mine and prehistoric gift shop in Apex, North Carolina. We invite Treasure Hunters young and old to mine for gems and minerals, dig for shells and fossils, and crack open geodes to reveal the beautiful crystals within.

We are a family-run, mom-pop-and-son, business in the truest sense. Our son enjoys helping our guests during their Treasure Quest, particularly when it comes to identifying their treasures. But then again, he has always loved playing with rocks and getting his hands dirty! We’ve definitely made this a family-affair and even our two dogs, Brooke and Ruby (yep, you guessed it – she was named after the precious gemstone), join in on the adventure.

We are continuously amazed and find ourselves in awe of the beautiful gems and minerals, seashells, and fossils we discover. It is important to us to honor and celebrate the natural beauty of these creations - they are truly earth's treasures. As such, we do not shape, color or alter in any way the natural stones, shells or fossils. Each piece carries with it the marks of time - both perfections and imperfections. And it is these markings that make the piece beautiful and one of a kind.

In our shop you will find, bulk items for sale for the craft, rare earth treasures and jewelry items. In addition to exploring our Easy shop, we invite you to visit our website to learn more about the gems, minerals, shells, and fossils in our collection. You can learn more about these treasures by visiting our identification pages:

We thank you for spending time exploring our treasures! We appreciate your business and support of our family-run adventure.

Shop members

  • Angeline


    People often ask me, did you study geology or paleontology? Nope! I'm just a mom with a pretty cool kid. His interests have become our passions, something we enjoy learning about and exploring together as a family.

  • Brianna

    Customer Service

    Meet Brianna - one of our Rockstars! She's the wizard behind the curtain with our Etsy shop. She is continually photographing and posting new treasures to our site! Feel free to reach out to us with questions, Brianna will take great care of you!

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Last updated on May 19, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Shipping Information

We ship out our orders via USPS within 1-2 business days. Should you need an order expedited, please contact us and let us know your timeline. We can provide guidance as to whether it is achievable.

Typically, our shipping costs are spot-on, however, if we are able to achieve a cost savings on the shipping charges, we will refund you the difference. We believe in working to keep shipping costs down - every penny counts!

Should the item have sustained damage during transit, please notify me within 3 days so I can begin working to resolve the issue.

Gift wrapping and packaging

In order to keep our costs low and pass the savings onto you, we have skipped the frills of fancy packaging and do not offer gift wrapping. And besides, I am terrible at wrapping packages, so it would look dreadful if I did it! :-)

We package our treasures carefully to ensure a safe trip! Save your digital receipt from Etsy as we do not provide you with a printed invoice, we try to do our part to save resources! And for those of you that receive bubble packaging - we hope you enjoy a throwback to your childhood and pop-away!

Natural stone, shell & fossil material

All of our treasures are authentic and can be broken if not handled properly. You may find inclusions, small chips, fissures or cracks, or any variety of dings on the materials. They are delicate, real specimens and may show their age.

I encourage you to handle them with care as they can be broken. Please notify me within 3 days of receiving the item if it appears damaged or sustained damage during transit.

Returns & Refunds

We want to ensure your satisfaction. Please contact me directly within 3 days following receipt of your item if you have any issues or concerns with your Treasures. We will work urgently to resolve the matter.

Buyer is responsible for shipping costs for the original purchase and the return shipping. Shipping fees are paid to the mail carrier and are therefore non-refundable.

Learn More

If you're interested in learning more about your Treasure, we invite you to explore our Identification Pages on our website. Or follow along on our Treasure Quest using your favorite platform. Thanks!


International Shipping

Buyer is responsible for VAT fees, duties, taxes and processing fees. We are unable to predict these costs for you. International shipping times vary by country. We process our orders within 1-2 business days and typically ship out on the same day as the order is received. We expedite the process on our end so you can receive your treasures quickly. Once the package leaves the US, we are not able to offer assistance with tracking the item. We look to you to be a partner with us in the shipping process and contact your local postal carrier for tracking details once it enters customs. Thank you.