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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 4416 NC Hwy 105 S., Boone, NC 28607
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+1 828-963-4367
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Neat activity for the family

We had been to other gem mines, but this one was the best so far. Staff were very informed and helpful. Had good selections of gems in the buckets and easy charts around to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
BenjyCapps
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been to other gem mines, but this one was the best so far. Staff were very informed and helpful. Had good selections of gems in the buckets and easy charts around to compare to. After we had mined our stones, they walked us through what we had mined and even have cutting services that you could use then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a "gem" of a place. We took 4 kids and had a blast. The best part is that afterwards the staff sorts out what you found and teaches you about the stones. They also let you get them cut into wearable stones. Ask for Caleb and Daniel.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought the $70 bucket, gave us a good 30 minutes of digging and sifting. Staff was helpful afterwards to identify the stones, and includes one being cut and polished, which is sent home in about a month. A fun few hours for kids to get their hands dirty and find some treasures.

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Loxahatchee, Florida
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went inside because of the rain. Staff was very helpful. This is a place that offer buckets of rocks with stones from all over, not just local. We had a good time digging through our bucket and the specimens we found were large.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family had a great time sifting through the rocks for our gems and found three bags full. The employees were great and very knowledgable about the gems. After we collected our gems, the staff sorted them on the counter and showed us what each type would look like when cut and polished. They have sterling silver and gold... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot go wrong with the Foggy Mountain Gem Mine. We visited them on Christmas Eve and had such a great time we returned 5 days later for more! We got the motherlode both times and boy did it not disappoint. Not only did we get some really great gems (large sizes and quantities too), but the staff is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is always helpful and we have a great time. Knowledgeable, and courtious...Will always visit here.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will was great at showing us the gems. Mining was a blast. Lots of great gems including rubies and emeralds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I love doing this when I'm in this area. This was my first time at Foggy mountain gem mine. The staff was great and helpful. We found some great stone. I got an aquamarine cut and can't wait to receive it in a few weeks.

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place has a beautiful display of crystals for sale as well as "mining" for your own. We got the largest tub and came home with 5 quart bags of nice stones. The manager and staff were really knowledgeable about the rocks and it is not at all "cheesy" like I expected. They are cutting and setting a couple of... More 

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