Garnet Mine Tours, North River

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  • We took the grandchildren ages 8,8 and 5 and arrives just after it opened. We timed it so we could partake in the tour which runs every hour on the hour. U pay inside at the gift shop. Right after we ...  more »
  • The visit to the quarry was not what you expected from a "tour". We purchased the tickets (quite pricey for the service provided) and when the right time arrived, we followed the tour guides (teenager...  more »
  • We had a great time at the garnet mine! We brought back some great pieces and really enjoyed spending time picking our own pieces.  more »
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  • Much to do about nothing. Guides were a bunch of young men with zero interest in guiding or helping. Disinterested bunch. This place is in the middle of nowhere and not worth the trip.
  • We were expecting an underground mine instead of a strip mining quarry. One area is blocked off. The garnet you "mine" is very small. The guide said they never replenish the areas where you mine. I can't really see any way to get a big stone if you're sifting through the same stuff again and again. You can stay as long as you like but you must go back to the mineral shop after 45 mins then follow the next group down. It would be easier to let people stay down at the quarry. The place was a little disappointing but would still be worth a trip. Also they provide no tools so all you get is a shifter and a bucket for water.
  • We weren't sure what to do but Liam the tour guide gave us the history of Gore MTN and the garnet mine. We went about our venture and scoured the grounds for garnet stones wether it be itsy bitsy or a bit bigger. We came away with our small but treasured stones. We did manage to pick up some bigger stones that had bigger garnets in them. Would I go back again ? Most likely. We would be a bit more knowledgeable of what to do. After all where else can you go mining for garnets?
  • can't wait to go back - laid back - nothing fancy....but great experience - left with garnets we mined ourselves in one hour
  • Had a great time with the family here! Highly recommended for all ages.

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