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Great Educational Outing

We just went this spring, was alot of fun...digging in the dirt, making new friends and discovering... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Mouse01Mouse01
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Lynchburg
Morefield Mine

This mine is not open to the public and is limited in group or school visits. I had the privilege... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
tsb19702016
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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2 May 2016
“Great Educational Outing”
15 Apr 2016
“Morefield Mine”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 May 2010

Absolutely wonderful place to spend a day learning and discovering. They are most famous for their amazonite, which is supposed to be some of the best in the world. There are also lots of other gemstones and minerals such as quartz, amethyst, mica and many...More

8  Thank BamaRoy68
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

We called a week ahead and they said our family with two kids could tour the mine as long as we arrived early enough to attend the mine safety briefing. After we got there the owners said that we could not go in the mine...More

16  Thank rockhunter2015
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We just went this spring, was alot of fun...digging in the dirt, making new friends and discovering stones. We had a great time. We brought a change of clothes (you'll need it) we brought a picnic lunch and ate there (no where really around that...More

2  Thank Mouse01Mouse01
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This mine is not open to the public and is limited in group or school visits. I had the privilege to take the kids yesterday. The weather was beautiful and we found about 30+pounds of beautiful stones, gems, minerals. As stated in the previous review,...More

3  Thank tsb19702016
Reviewed 9 December 2015

went there on thanksgiving weekend.we had a good time.theyre only open on select saturdays,so definitely check on the website or call before you drive there.its not like any other mines weve been too.here they mine underground and bring it to the surface.once or twice a...More

3  Thank Conchita P
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We called a week ahead and they said our family with two kids could tour the mine as long as we arrived early enough to attend the mine safety briefing. After we got there the owners said that we could not go in the mine...More

16  Thank rockhunter2015
Reviewed 19 September 2015

im an advanced rockhound and find topaz every trip. have found other things too but topaz is why I go. Sam and Sharon (the owners) are great folks and look foreward seeing them every trip.

2  Thank William S
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We had the sorry disappointment of showing up on a summer Saturday, after driving 2 hours, to find the mine "Closed for the Season." What, pray tell, is the season for sluicing rocks? Winter? At the very least, the website should have included operating dates.

10  Thank deborah c
Reviewed 9 May 2015

This was our first gem mining experience and I must say I was pleasantly surprized. We arrived mid morning and were greeted by a very pleasant and knowledgable lady in the gift shop. She explained the layout and gave us some tips for a more...More

7  Thank TStan91
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Even though it had rained the day of the trip the kids were still give the same attention as if it had been a sunny 85 degree day. The staff as small as it is catered to the needs and questions providing help to any...More

3  Thank sherrya59
Reviewed 28 November 2014

The Dunaways, who own the mine, are great people. The mine exploits a pegmatite which produces a number of minerals, including gem grade amazonite.

1  Thank robert m
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I've had the pleasure of visiting Morefield Mine on several occasions. Tucked away in quiet Amelia County, you begin your adventure by entering a small store that displays various gems, fossils and the like that have been found at the mine. Amazonlite, Beryl, Garnet, Black...More

7  Thank Adventurelover67
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Arunie C
8 June 2015|
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Response from sherrya59 | Reviewed this property |
I did not know it was closed during the summer. We went early in the spring. I suggest trying to call them
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