Great Smokey Gem Mine, Gatlinburg

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  • My husband is a big kid and really wanted to do this activity which I honestly thought would be a waste but it was pretty fun. We "mined" a bucket then the employee separated out all of our gems and s...  more »
  • Our family has been gem mining in many Mountain cities in recent years. We were not looking to do this activity on our recent vacation but found ourselves at the Smoky Mountain gem mine on a recent ev...  more »
  • Our group ranged in age from 2 to 70, and we wanted a break from walking the G'burg Parkway. So we stopped here and bought a bucket of dirt for the baby, and all of us enjoyed watching him "discover" ...  more »
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  • I did this when I was younger and just took my son today. AMAZING! It is so fun and they tell you what all the rocks/gems are afterwards. We ordered a ring from a giant piece we mined ourselves. So excited!
  • Great time with my son and daughter! They had an amazing time mining there. The owner James is very knowledgeable and great with my kids. Ordered two rings and a set of earrings and they look amazing! Definitely would recommend this to others! Great for kids and the wife. Thanks again and will see you guys next year for sure!
  • Went with my mother and 2 daughters (4&6) we all had a blast. Should have went for the bigger bucket first, we went back for a second bucket bc it was so fun and my mother and I wanted to have a chance. We are thinking of going back tomorrow before we head home.
  • Our family has tried a few gem mining places in the Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge area while on vacation. This is the only one we have returned to. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and you get good usable gemstones. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good time with the family. We'll be back next year! 1 year later and the experience was just as great!
  • Best time mining ever!! Thanks to James and Matt for doing a fantastic job on my garnet pendant!! I can't wait to visit again for the stories and get more jewelry made!! And Matt thanks for the tip on line dancing we went and had a blast!!

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