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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Boone
Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine is located in Boone. Our Boone vacation planner makes visiting Foggy Mountain Gem Mine and other Boone attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Took our grandson for an outing. He had a ball. Found some nice stones. Going to make one a necklace for his mom. Prices were reasonable. Staff was helpful and friendly.
came to foggy mountain after reading reviews of gem mines in the area. This was a great choice, knowledgeable and friendly staff and we found a lot of good gems, and are having some jewelry made from ... read more »
Beth Salley T
We got a 75 dollar bucket.The 3 of us my 86 year old dad, my son and myself. Cant wait to see what our gems will liike when we get them back
We found a bunch of great gems and had a good time joking with the very knowledgeable staff, clearly made of genuine rock hounds. We ordered a necklace made of some labradorite that we found and can't wait to see it finished. Definitely a fun family activity, and even a bit educational!
Had a great experience with our kids, we split a $30 bucket, and that was plenty for an hour or so of fun. We found a lot of great raw gems however, note that this is a "seeded" mine where global gems are added to the local granite, sand, dirt. This was what we were looking for, we wanted our kids to "find" something. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. After we finished they reviewed with us what we had found. We were afraid that the "sales pitch" would start that we should get them cut... for an extra fee, however they did not. They only said we could mail any of the gems back if we decided we wanted to get them cut. Overall fantastic experience and I recommend the Foggy Mountain Gem Mine to anyone considering a trip to the high country!
We had the best time! All the employees were super nice, so patient with the kids and the adults :)! We spent two hours sorting through treasures and the staff checked on us all the time! Very knowledgeable about the stones and I feel reasonably priced! Thanks so much for the great day!!!
We went in with our three girls a few days ago. The gentlemen working there were all very friendly and helped them if they ever looked like they didn't know what they were holding. We had Trevor help us with sorting what the girls found and he was amazing with them. Called them by their names every time he spoke to them and explained each stone and what they stood for. My oldest liked that part the best. We came back in today to get their cousins something to take back home with us to NE. All in all a great visit. Thanks guys!
Got the $70 bucket. Took 1.3 hours for 2 to sift thru. Got some good stones that I'm turning into gems. Daniel the manager is very knowledgeable and overall great experience.
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