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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-963-4367
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Family fun

We had a great time today! We are 3 generations ages ranging from 21-79. I wanted to go for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura W
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
via mobile
They Know there stuff!

My husband and I have visited here on several occasions. This time we needed some gems identified... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randysgal
,
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
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“stones cut”(22 reviews)
“gallon bucket”(17 reviews)
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About
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We are the choice Gem Mine in our area because of the experience...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607
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+1 828-963-4367
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time today! We are 3 generations ages ranging from 21-79. I wanted to go for Mother’s Day and dragged everyone along. We all had a great time, especially my 79 year old Mother in law. We had a lot of good...More

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited here on several occasions. This time we needed some gems identified, and we knew this was the perfect place. They took there time, and sorted the gems we brought in, and identified them for us. While we were there...More

Thank Randysgal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great and they explained the rocks we found. Daniel was very helpful aaaannndddd had a great time.

Thank kelly d
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Everyone had a great time! The teen did not want to go but got into it and had a great time! Staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Beltz12
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We came in on a rainy day, and we opted for a big bucket. The staff members were very helpful and let us know about the possibilities for cutting the rocks. We came back the next day and were impressed with the results.

Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My son and I came up for a day trip to the mountains. He wanted to go gem mining and Foggy Mountain happened to be the closest to us at the time. I am so thankful that it was because we will most definitely be...More

Thank shannonp832
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The operation here was smooth and we got our bucket of rocks quickly and were able to find a sifting spot easily (though parking and getting in and out is a bit tricky). My main criticism of this place compared to others we've tried is...More

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We went on a misty afternoon and had a blast. The price per bucket is a bit more than I expected but we had some great finds ,particularly amethysts and garnets, even a ruby. The grandkids loved it. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely...More

1  Thank Bobby L
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We got the mother load and were so happy with all of the stones we found! Rubies, sapphire, emerald, garnet, tigers eye, aquamarine.I could go on and on. For the price of the mother load we got to choose two of our gems to be...More

1  Thank Jessica K
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We went to Foggy Mountain Gem Mine for the gem mining. We enjoyed sluicing for gems and spent a couple of hours "mining". We were not rushed the entire time. Staff was readily available to help us identify gems throughout our mining. We selected two...More

Thank Joseph A
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Carl S
7 January 2018|
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Response from foggymountaingems | Property representative |
Hello Carl, to answer your question No there is no daily admittance fee. We do however charge based on the size bucket you choose to go through. Our bucket sizes and prices are as follows: Rock-hound (2 gallons) $30, Big... More
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taheraisl
22 April 2017|
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Response from featherlane | Reviewed this property |
You will be purchasing a "bucket" of rocks - there is a bucket size to fit any budget. One or many in your party can sift and find gems. You get to keep ALL of your gems - in fact they actually go through your discarded pile... More
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Katrina S
14 April 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Obviously planning is important and taking that hour or more to really enjoy the experience is important. I go in the mornings..best time and not so busy.
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