Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine

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  • We stopped with a family group of nine people and bought the $500 barrel. It took us a couple of hours to get through it and recovered a variety of gems and minerals. All of us had a great time, and s...  more »
  • We have gone here for many years. Dozens of visits. It’s fun to take family and friends. Panning for gems and then checking your haul for quality gems. You can spend a few bucks if you get excited. I ...  more »
  • This place made it's presence known (it is right on the highway after all) and we enjoyed it. There was a pleasant area to sluice your minerals from your dirt, and you could actually buy different typ...  more »
  • Great finds in the gem buckets here, true native specimens with great variety. A rockhound dream. I was able to add minerals to my collection that were on my life list. Can't wait to go back and see what else I can "discover".
  • Great place to bring kids to do gem mining. Employees are very helpful. Will go back again
  • Very nice and helpful both the guys selling buckets and the lady identifying the gems inside! We got the 4 gallon mix bucket with lots of bigger stones! Kids enjoyed!
  • This is one place just just have to go there are all kinds of gem mining places in NC but this one is by far the best.
  • Staff made it fun by going through all the rocks with us to tell us what we found.

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