Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine

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  • 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 »
  • We have been regulars at Gem Mountain the past two years and would stop by every time we went to the mountains. This time I brought my parents, who were visiting me all the way from Singapore. Hours s...  more »
  • Loved this place and the experience we had “mining” our rocks. Would recommend it for anyone looking for entertainment and something g different to do. Staff very helpful and friendly.  more »
  • I had such a great time, we bought the 80$ bucket of gems and had a Garnet cut, I just received it back in the mail and the stone is so beautiful. Thank you all for making it such a fun experience! I really enjoyed myself!
  • Although sifting through dirty doesn't sound like's actually was. The kids loved it!
  • We bought a $85 bucket & came home with 2 bags of cut wothy gems, rubies, amethyst and more. We had a lot of fun & this was our 4th time.
  • My late wife and I visited Gem Mountain several times back in 2003/2004 and were never disappointed. We usually got the larger buckets and had several of the stones we found cut (smoky quartz, blue topaz which is not indigenous to the mountains of WNC, and amethyst). We always had fun but a word of advice. Go there when it is warm. Otherwise you will freeze your fingers off in the sluice water.
  • Spectular place to stop and spend anywhere from an hour to all day. Owners and staff are the friendliest around. Such a fun place! Great finds and beautiful jewelry. We actually went back a second day. Have been coming here for almost 20 years from Florida and IL. Rocks gettin cut into stores arrive in a timely fashion. They make great recommendations for cuts and setting. Nice gift shop too. See you again!

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