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Address: 12121 Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713-9156
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Best gem mine I have been to

This gem mine was different from the rest because of the owner. He owns two real mines above the store. They gather and mine their own gems. He is also a gem cutter and I enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Hosford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large buckets with lot's of large stones making the experience much more fund for the family. The stones found were of a large variety vs. buckets with small planted stones like other mines. Owner very friendly and let's you go at your own pace. Only downside, there is only 1 bucket size so be prepared to pay :)

Thank Linda S
Courtland, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda will be glad to help you at 800-468-7238. You can set up your appointment in the pre-season and buy a 5 gallon bucket of dirt/rocks for $45! They also offer white water rafting. Can't wait to go!

Thank Zbison
Hosford, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This gem mine was different from the rest because of the owner. He owns two real mines above the store. They gather and mine their own gems. He is also a gem cutter and I enjoyed him taking the time to sit with my boys and talking about each gem they "mined". My boys left with their gems wanting to... More 

Thank kalebellis
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is fun for all ages. Worth the stop. Semi-friendly staff. You never know what kind of gems you will uncover.

Thank parker467
Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great fun! Kids children really enjoy it. Everyone was very helpful and they know a lot about gemstones. Educational!

Thank Trg251954
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is just one of those things you have to pull over and do just once in your lifetime. Different prices on buckets you buy to sift out the jewels. we purchased the $40 bucket and brought home several emeralds, crystals, garnets, fools gold and moonstone. They will polish and cut stones for you there. We just really enjoyed spending... More 

2 Thank Carol S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

It was fun, but it was a kind of "serve yourself" experience. Got our own buckets from the shed. My son had a wonderful time. We had some time during the evening and enjoyed the experience.

1 Thank Mindy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My three boys (not to mention my husband and myself) ages 11, 9, and 7 had a really fun time here. You buy a 5-gallon bucket full of dirt and pan for gems. The kids enjoyed it so much we ended up doing two buckets and all three kids had some really nice gemstones and cool rocks. Took us about... More 

2 Thank cassiejane77
Nashville. TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had 4 kids ( ages 5-10) and 3 adults and got one bucket. ($45) It was so fun. We found a great variety of stones. I found a huge amethyst -- and it was so exciting! they also have nice restrooms and a nice breeze to keep you cool. We didn't get dirty at all, and brought towels to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We got a large bucket for everyone in our family and found some fantastic rubies, turquoise, garnets, Jasper, quartz and more. Had do much fun the first day we went back for a 2nd day. Plan for a little over an hour to give yourself time to be thorough.

2 Thank Gianna H

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