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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

4416 NC Hwy 105 S., Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-963-4367
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Fun for the Whole Family

My family had so much fun here, and we found quite a few gems in our bucket. My 2-year old enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Fun family activity and great family treasure

We tried this place because the weather was not good at that time to go around outdoors. So we got... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Mackie D
via mobile
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4416 NC Hwy 105 S., Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-963-4367
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

My family had so much fun here, and we found quite a few gems in our bucket. My 2-year old enjoyed it as much as my 11-year old, my husband, and myself.

Thank ShelV711
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We tried this place because the weather was not good at that time to go around outdoors. So we got the small bucket with my 4 and 9 years old along with my husband, spent a good hour sifting through the rocks, cleaning and finding...More

1  Thank Mackie D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I have been to other gem mining places with my children, and this is the first one where we actually got a lot of good stuff. We got the $70 bucket and split. When I first heard the prices on here I was a little...More

Thank mblue134
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We took our two kids (9 and 7 years old) to Foggy Mountain Gem Mine in April. The staff was very helpful. They came by several times as we were mining, and asked with we needed help. I thought they were very accommodating. After we...More

1  Thank Chad V
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It was so much fun. The staff is excellent and very helpful. We were surprised at the amount of gems we found. We had more fun than we expected.

2  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My three old son and I got the $30 bucket and thoroughly enjoyed the shoveling, sifting, and picking experience. It was kind of a yucky day out so not too many tourists out and about so we had the place to ourselves. Michael was very...More

1  Thank captainshark32
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We have mined several times ... In several different places, BUT by far..this was the very very best. The guys are incredible and the buckets were FULL of treasures. If you are in Boone...this is a DON'T MISS! Splurge on the larger buckets..... BIGGER gems!

Thank featherlane
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Update: I did my original review 3 weeks ago. Along with the $120 MotherLode pail, you receive 2 free cut stones. We also got 2 more along with our 2 free. We opted to get 3 cabachon stones(Tiger Eye, Banded Agate, and Peach Moonstone) and...More

1  Thank yokotagrad
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the another gem mining down the road which wasnt half as good as this one.. The guys were super knowledgeable here. They even showed us the type of gems we ended up finding. And they were five bucks cheaper. My son really...More

2  Thank Monica C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Helpful folks guide you every step of the way, and the little ones get to play and make a mess without too much fuss from you or your hosts. The gem store has both rough and finished stones for sale, as well as many settings...More

1  Thank poprox21
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How much is the ticket for adult? How long is the tour? How big is the place? If we find any gem are they included in the ticket?
21 April 2017|
Response from featherlane | Reviewed this property |
You will be purchasing a "bucket" of rocks - there is a bucket size to fit any budget. One or many in your party can sift and find gems. You get to keep ALL of your gems - in fact they actually go through your discarded pile... More
Katrina S
Could we do this on the way to Grandfather's mountain?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Petra M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do this on your way to Grandfather mountain. We spent about 2 hours at the Gem mine and we had a great time! My daughter picked out a ring setting and had one of her stones set into it. Took about 6 weeks to get... More
Julie L
Hello, do you need reservations or do you just show up? Thank you!
28 March 2017|
Response from foggymountaingems | Property representative |
Hi Julie, We do not take reservations. We are on a first come first serve bases and normally no wait. Thank you