Sugar Creek Gem Mine, Banner Elk

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  • Took our boys ages 10 and 12. We all had fun sifting through our bucket. The staff was very friendly and helpful.  more »
  • We stopped at the gem mine after grandfather mountain. Not sure what I expected but I didn't think I'd get a bucket of rocks and sand and then sifted them in water but that's what we did. It was prett...  more »
  • Took the kiddos and had a wonderful, fun time!! We all enjoyed our Gem Finds and the staff was great! Staff was friendly and very helpful and could not have been more pleased with our experience!!  more »
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  • I've had better mining experiences in NC. This place is really rustic. The staff was nice and helpful. We paid for large buckets and got nothing but tiny rocks. I prefer Dan Nicholas.
  • This place is incredible and a MUST go for the whole family. Our fingers wanted to fall off but it was so much fun, so exciting, that we duked it out and went home with three bags filled with beautiful gem stones. A special memory you and your family will not forget!
  • Great experience for kids! Buckets seem expensive but you get alot of gemstones. Our kida loved it. Great old heated train cart to mine inside very cool.
  • Friendly knowledgeable staff. Found a decent amount of gems out of the 5 gallon bucket we bought. For the size of bucket it was one of the best prices around. The kids had a wonderful time.
  • We had fun "mining". We actually got some really nice size stuff! I will have a few of them cut for jewelry. The young woman that helped us was very knowledgeable and helpful, she even identfird crystals I had with me.

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