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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

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Small but friendly gem mining with play area

This is a friendly gem mining place with a store and a small play area for children including a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katy P
Great Time

My husband and I have been to the Brevard many times but this time my sister was with us and wanted... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HypersonicFitNess
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Gem mining just minutes from downtown Brevard and Sliding Rock. Just a short drive from Asheville. We have the perfect bucket waiting for you. You can find Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, Geodes, and many, many more minerals and gemstones. Bring the...more
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3338 Asheville Hi way, Pisgah Forest, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9796
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+1 828-367-8330
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a friendly gem mining place with a store and a small play area for children including a pond with turtles and fish.

Thank Katy P
Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Did you get to feed the turtles? Thank you for mining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to the Brevard many times but this time my sister was with us and wanted to try out 5he gem mine. We had a blast and we will definitely be back!!

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us a try. We are glad you had a good time! See you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My two teens and I stopped here Thursday morning early August while visiting area, we had arrived 20 min before they opened but the staff called us over and said they were ready if we wanted to start. We purchased the $60 bucket and shared...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for mining with us! That $60 bucket (The Super) is a real "gem!" I have seen some great stuff come out of them. We hope to see you again soon and I will tell Al to go get you a towel next time...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

A fun way to spend an our or two. We visited on a rainy morning and spent some time "panning" for gems. The various size buckets of sand have been seeded with gems of various types to find as you wash the sand away. The...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good time. Kids and adults both love mining. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Been to a number of gem mining places before but this was the first one I feel was very well executed and you get your money's worth. We got a super bucket and our two kids were really excited to find a moderate assortment of...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for mining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

So I don’t normally go to places like this because they are tourist traps but my son who is 8 just loves rocks. I knew he’d love doing this and wow was I right! This place was great we got more than our monies worth...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thanks for giving us a try! We are glad you guys had fun. I will pass your kind words on to our staff. They are some of the best in the business!

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Traveling with our grandkids and looking for something to do in the rain. We found Pisgah Forest and it was perfect for them. The little girl at the counter was friendly and helpful. We set up on the benches and she brought our buckets to...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Mining is a great way to pass those rainy days. We are glad you came mining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We took the kids to this Gem of a place. We have done this type of thing in the past and figured it would be much the same. Wow were we wrong! The items that you get here are far better than any of the...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Sounds like you guys had a blast! We love to see what comes out of those buckets. See you again soon!

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

I've visited this place several times. It is my ABSOLUTE favorite place to mine. The prices are fair, the treasures are amazing, tge staff is stellar!! A much recommended place.

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Thank you for mining with us! We will see you again soon!

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Bought a $60 bucket for the three of us and found lots of wonderful gemstones, shark teeth, fossils, and a geode that they gladly cut open for free. These people could not have been nicer or more helpful! This is a fun activity for all...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you for the review! Glad you had a fun time with that Super Bucket. It is our most popular bucket. Have a great summer! Hope to see you again soon.

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Roel V
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Daryl W | Property representative |
We have been in Pisgah Forest for 2 years. We do have a stream that kids can play in but we do not mine in the stream for eco reasons. We do have group discounts and can accommodate groups up to 120. We are also minutes... More
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JSanseverino
August 22, 2016|
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Response from DARYL W | Property representative |
We are! We even allow them in the store unless they have been in the river- that includes 2-legged visitors haha!
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Granddbabies
August 3, 2015|
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Response from DARYL W | Property representative |
Prices start at $10 for a 1 gallon bucket. Our most popular buckets are the $30 Big Bonanza, $40 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald bucket, and the $60 Super bucket. Complete pricing can be found online. Just google Pisgah Forest Gem... More
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