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Little River Gem Mine

2189 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876-0503
+1 865-456-2601
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6 year old had fun

We visited on a rainy Saturday in February and had a great time. We went through two buckets worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric J
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Irmo SC, United States
Fun experience with the kids!

We came here one morning while on vacation. We had a great time and the kids loved it! We bought... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chi Chi D
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Miami, Florida, United States
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We are Open 7 days a week from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. We are closed on Christmas and Snow Days if we can't get in. We have a wonderful Gem mine with buckets full of treasures. Also a rock yard and store full of wonderful Rocks, Gems, and Minerals from all over the World.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2189 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876-0503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a rainy Saturday in February and had a great time. We went through two buckets worth of material and got a lot of great stuff. The gentleman who owns the place helped us identify the various rocks and minerals. Lots of neat...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here one morning while on vacation. We had a great time and the kids loved it! We bought one bucket for $20 and split it between my two toddlers. They were in awe and got to take home a lot of beautiful gems....More

Thank Chi Chi D
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us.We look forward to your next visit. We love helping build rock collectors and geologist for the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

explore rocks and crystals galore, pan for gold and gems, Super friendly people with incredible knowledge.

Thank kathylnissen
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice review. We are working hard bringing in new goodies every week. A lot of surprises in store this year!

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This used to be our favourite spot, but unfortunately the quality rapidly decreased. The buckets and their value are no longer as good as they used to be. We bought two for $35. One of them was quite good, the other bucket was extremely disappointing....More

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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so sorry you were not happy with both your buckets. We try hard to make sure everyone has a great bucket, but things happen especially in the winter due to the freezing cold endured by our miner / bucket maker. You should have...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This was a bit spontaneous for us, but I'm very glad we did it. We got 2 plastic bags full of rough gemstones in our bucket. Sapphires, jade, rose quartz,crystal quarts, moonstone, dalmatian stone, amethyst and several others that was ours for the keeping. The...More

Thank Misty D
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you had fun.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

The whole family including our 5 and 10-year-old had a blast and loved it. It was a cold morning and the kids could not stop talking about how much fun they had and continue to ask us to go back. We will be back next...More

Thank steveapdom
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much you made our hearts glad. We look forward to seeing you again too.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

5 stars all the way. We were there on Thanksgiving Day, which I️ admit to feeling a tad guilty about, but the owner was happy as can be to see us. This place is a “gem”. We all found things that we found fascinating, and...More

Thank Jeremy W
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The man is a retired miner who has studied Rocks his whole life. We are so happy you could leave with happy memories and a better rock education. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visited Little River Gem Mine while in town for a class. A week later as I was leaving town, just had to stop again because this place was so wonderful! The owners are seriously nice people and really know their rocks. Walter was great when...More

Thank ambJax
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are doing this because we truly love the rocks and want others to love them too. Thanks for being a fellow rock lover.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for gem mining!! My 8 year old son had a fantastic time!! The gentleman that owns the place is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. You can tell he does what he loves. This will definitely be a place we continue to visit when...More

Thank clrussell
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We keep making changes and cannot wait til you come in again. We love all our future rock hounds to stop in and ask questions.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

My daughter and wife have loved this place for years. The gentleman that runs it is such a nice guy. It's definitely worth a stop to see all the cool rocks and minerals he has. There's also a really fun collection of odd animal statues...More

Thank 4bk1
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Joann S, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Walter is gem himself. He is a retired miner and a true rock hound. We are adding new cool rocks weekly. Can't wait to see you again.

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Nina O
5 August 2017|
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Response from Aimeer985 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was right outside the shop but she may have options for you if raining. I really wouldn't waste my money elsewhere as this place is worth it. Tried 2 other places and they were totally disappointing.
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Justlera
14 May 2016|
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Response from ProspectorsRockshop | Property representative |
Recently folks have been finding amethyst, garnet, several types of Jaspers, calicites and agates,healerite, rose quartz, amazonite, obsidian, quartz, fluorite, soldalite, selenite, and more.
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angeleyes200054
15 September 2015|
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Response from ProspectorsRockshop | Property representative |
We have now only have a $20 bucket or you can get 2 buckets for $35.
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