Eonyang Amethyst Cave - Violet Quartz Cave

Useful Information

Location: 3 km southeast of Eonyang, near the entrance to Jakcheon Pavilion. Gyeongbu Expressway, use Eonyang I.C., towards Eonyang-eup, use National road No.35 towards Tongdosa, after 5 km at Tongdosa Temple turn right.
Open: All year daily 9-18. [2003]
Classification: MineGem Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=2,500 m, Ar=16500 m², T=10-14 °C.
Guided tours:
Address: Jasujeong, Korea Violet Quartz Industry Tourism Co., Ltd., San4, Gacheon-ri, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Tel: +82-52-254-1515, Tel: +82-52-262-5588.
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1910-45 illegal mining in the cave.


The area around Eonyang is famous for its amethyst, a violet variety of quartz crystals. In about 50 mines the semi precious mineral was mined for centuries. One of the mines, Jasujeong, a huge system with two different levels, is now open for the public.