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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 4416 NC Hwy 105 S., Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number:
+1 828-963-4367
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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My daughter in law had never been. My sons and I had done this before. By far the best one we've done and everyone had a great time. Staff really knowledgeable which added to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter in law had never been. My sons and I had done this before. By far the best one we've done and everyone had a great time. Staff really knowledgeable which added to the trip

Thank findingmypeace
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had so much fun here, and we found quite a few gems in our bucket. My 2-year old enjoyed it as much as my 11-year old, my husband, and myself.

Thank ShelV711
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place because the weather was not good at that time to go around outdoors. So we got the small bucket with my 4 and 9 years old along with my husband, spent a good hour sifting through the rocks, cleaning and finding treasure gems! My boys enjoyed the whole experience. We were so thrilled for all the... More 

Thank Mackie D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to other gem mining places with my children, and this is the first one where we actually got a lot of good stuff. We got the $70 bucket and split. When I first heard the prices on here I was a little shocked. After going there and doing it, the $70 bucket is actually worth it. The... More 

Thank mblue134
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took our two kids (9 and 7 years old) to Foggy Mountain Gem Mine in April. The staff was very helpful. They came by several times as we were mining, and asked with we needed help. I thought they were very accommodating. After we completed our bucket, the staff went through our discoveries and explained what we found, how... More 

1 Thank Chad V
1 review
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was so much fun. The staff is excellent and very helpful. We were surprised at the amount of gems we found. We had more fun than we expected.

1 Thank Ellen C
Saint Ignace, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My three old son and I got the $30 bucket and thoroughly enjoyed the shoveling, sifting, and picking experience. It was kind of a yucky day out so not too many tourists out and about so we had the place to ourselves. Michael was very patient and showed great excitement in explaining to a three year old the treasures we... More 

1 Thank captainshark32
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We have mined several times ... In several different places, BUT by far..this was the very very best. The guys are incredible and the buckets were FULL of treasures. If you are in Boone...this is a DON'T MISS! Splurge on the larger buckets..... BIGGER gems!

Thank featherlane
Lugoff, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Update: I did my original review 3 weeks ago. Along with the $120 MotherLode pail, you receive 2 free cut stones. We also got 2 more along with our 2 free. We opted to get 3 cabachon stones(Tiger Eye, Banded Agate, and Peach Moonstone) and a Mystic oval. They came in today and were amazed at the quality. I've included... More 

Thank yokotagrad
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the another gem mining down the road which wasnt half as good as this one.. The guys were super knowledgeable here. They even showed us the type of gems we ended up finding. And they were five bucks cheaper. My son really enjoyed himself. Thanks for the time!

1 Thank Monica C

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