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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
kalebellis
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Hosford, Florida
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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 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 reviews
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.

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Shalimar, Florida
2 reviews
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!

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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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Thank SVtravelagent
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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.

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2 Thank Gianna H
Palm Harbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the place. Took my family there and had a great time. Definetly will be back next year. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were vacationing early in the year and stopped for heck of it. Just my husband and me and we had the place to ourself - it was actually kind of fun. We got dirty and found a few gems - they were small but we still found them ;0)

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