Mining Properties for Sale

1) Operating Dimensional Stone Quarry - Virginia  
2) Operating Underground Gem Mine - Virginia  

1) An Operating High Quality Virginia Dimensional Stone Quarry
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Inventoried building stone saw blocks

Current new production face
part of 5-acres of usable surface exposed rock

• Operating for 39 years (from 1964)
• excellent, beautiful, black stone (diabase/trap rock) for building stone; well-established building and monumental stone market; Stone sells for $25 -$28 / cu. ft ($300-$336/ton),FOB quarry; makes tough crushed stone/aggregate market;
• 60.5 acres; Culpeper County zoned for quarrying
• 20-acres currently pemitted for mining;
(permitted acreage can be increased immediately)
• income-producing from 10-acre lessee
• 10-acre tract presently being mined by Lessee
with5-acres of bare rock exposed on surface
• 40-acres available for other lessee(s) or crushed stone operation; (additional adjoining acreage available for purchase)
• shallow overburden over 40-acre tract
• huge reserves; core-hole proven to 300’ depth
• rural area with very few nearby houses;
• good, natural wooded screening and remoteness
• main railroad line and state highway adjacent to property for spur track, if desired, and for rail shipments
• 90 miles from Washington, D.C. and fast-growing metropolitan area
• property has great potential for additional operation
as an aggregate stone operation for D.C. metropolitan market; Class “A” aggregate stone with L.A. abraision of 28.

Enquiries: Only serious interests and offers, please.
Please contact Aston @ tel. & fax 706-283-1337,
or email

2)    For Sale– An Underground Gem Mine  In Virginia
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Showing gem amazonite
in mine working’s footwall

Mined specimen of amazonite ore


Morefield Gem Mine, presently a 4-man operated underground mine, plus one retail store manager and clerk / lapidarist, located in Amelia County, Virginia.

World-known for (gem) Amazonite; best East Coast location; largest known concentrated reserves in the U.S. 

The Morefield (pegmatite) vein is an extensive deposit, having a  known length of 2,000-feet, and a drilled depth  of 220-feet;770-feet of vein is presently accessible.The mine has    produced not only a great number of specimens, but also    many minerals of commercial importance. Among the latter   are included: mica, feldspar, beryl, phenakite, and minerals of  the tantalum / columbite series.

• operated by present owner since 1996

• two vertical, timbered, 6’x 8’shafts; one to depth of 115-feet; second to 45-feet.

• one operating level at 45-feet with 390-feet of rail for haulage; one inactive level  at 110-foot depth with 90-feet of drift

• mine property  contains 15acres – fee simple title

• current  mine permit  covers 5-acres; can be enlarged

• property  is  County zoned  R –2 “commercial”

• mining equipment included

• gem sales shop, buildings, jewelry, inventory of  mineral and rock materials  included

• established tourist and “dig-your own” business; extremely popular  site for Virginia school tours

• great potential for beautiful and educational underground mine tours in a major  historical-touring area (Richmond, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Norfolk-Hampton Roads, Shenandoah Valley –all within 2.5 hours drive)


For more information, go to

Contact: Sam or Sharon Dunaway
Phone: (804) 561-3399 Fax: (804) 561-4799
Address: 13400 Butlers Road - Amelia, Virginia 23002

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