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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine, Cherokee

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • My husband wasnt to keen on going It was something i really wanted to do. He ended up having a blast. We had alot of fun. You can even buy bags to bring home and sort through.. great souvinier ideas. 
  • We wanted to pan for gold but were told that there had not been a replacement shopment of seeded goold sand brought in after the Labor Day Holiday! POOH!! LOL! 
  • This place has been around for a long time and offers a lot of bang for the buck. My wife actually got a huge midnight sapphire that will make several earrings and necklaces. 
  • Mining for gems is SOOO relaxing. Very helpful, knowledgeable staff
  • Great time got 2carat emerald and 3carat Ruby both made into rings wife loved it also many other jems and was reasonable prices for minig and cutting
  • Nothing at all they go threw the pay dirt then sprinkle gold dust in it. You want find but just a few flakes. If I had not scooped up some sand out of the box I would have got only three flakes but because I did I got 7 flakes. It's not worth the money. I do not recommend this place to anyone. Plus it took me 2 hours to sift threw a pint bucket to get what I did.
  • Great, found a 210 carat emerald. Boy was the geologists Surprised.
  • Fun for the kids
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