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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Boone

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  • There are A LOT of gem mines in this area. We only went to this one, so I can't tell you how it compares. We went late afternoon/early evening on a weekday during the late summer, and the last half of...  more »
  • Had a lot of fun sitting on the bench looking for gems. To me it is very relaxing. The people that work there are so nice.  more »
  • Smaller than expected, and we purchased a $30 bucket of already sifted-through gems. I was surprised that there were so many granite stones and so few gems of any type, and many of those we had in our...  more »
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  • Had a great time today! Got the big bucket and split it with my best friend. We each found plenty of garnets, topaz, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts and more. Chris, who is a geologist, was incredibly helpful out at the sluice and Daniel did a great job helping us with what to do with our treasures. Thanks for a great time, we will be back! Good luck in Utah Chris!
  • Caleb "rocks" very friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful place! Found lots of great gemstones even a star sapphire. Will definitely go back!
  • I went here with my girlfriend on vacation. Awesome staff! They were just as excited about helping us as we were about being there. Afterwards they sorted and identified ever gem that we had found. My girlfriend and I then selected two of the gems to have cut and they were sent to us in the mail with a thank you card!
  • A fun adventure for the family. My 4 year old and 6 year old said this was the best part of the trip. They can't wait to go back.
  • Wow, that was way more fun than I expected! My 6 yo daughter really enjoyed sifting through the gravel to find gems and we found quite a bit in our bucket!

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