A Look into Moonstone Mines
- Drive inland from Hikkaduwa to reach the small town of Meetiyagoda; roughly 20 minutes from Villa 906.
- Approximately 50-100 rough moonstones of different qualities are mined every day
Most popular for its moonstone mines, Meetiyagoda is a small town roughly 10km from Hikkaduwa. Explore the mines on a guided tour where you’ll learn the process of how these moonstones are excavated and mined in Sri Lanka’s largest moonstone mine. Moonstones in Sri Lanka are renowned for their slight blue tinge, as the rarest and finest moonstones are almost transparent with a strong blue shine.
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