Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine, Spruce Pine

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  • Wow. It exceeded all expectations. Kids (5&6) are really into reality mining shows so we planned a trip here. We did the day at the off site mine, mining our own treasures. We found much more then....  more
    Wow. It exceeded all expectations. Kids (5&6) are really into reality mining shows so we planned a trip here. We did the day at the off site mine, mining our own treasures. We found much more then....  more »
  • Did the family mixed bucket for $115 and got a bunch of gems (and got one free cut, valued $60). I had assumed that it would be cut right then. Takes 6 weeks, pay $12 for shipping and handling... 
    Did the family mixed bucket for $115 and got a bunch of gems (and got one free cut, valued $60). I had assumed that it would be cut right then. Takes 6 weeks, pay $12 for shipping and handling...  more »
  • very good place nice people nice jerlrey and every thing im going back after covid clear up it was clean and spaceisah 
    very good place nice people nice jerlrey and every thing im going back after covid clear up it was clean and spaceisah  more »
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  • Had a blast flume mining! The staff are all friendly and helpful through the whole process, and the finds were excellent! If you find something you want cut for jewelry they walk you through the processes with no pressure to buy, and they mail you the jewelry when it is finished. They also have pieces ready for purchase as well as a cute gift shop and snack bar. Bring a cushion if you plan on mining for awhile as the benches are made of wood.
  • First time for this activity for us. My lady and I thoroughly enjoyed our “mining” experience. Friendly, helpful staff, especially my Masonic brother when it came time to sort our findings. Gift shop had nice offering of goods at reasonable prices.
  • Lot’s of fun here! People were very kind. No wait. A little expensive - $45 for a two gallon bucket with maybe 20 decent gems and a bunch of tiny gem shards in it. Takes about 20 mins to get through. The kiddos loved it though.
  • I dug at 2 different mines. Cost $100. A guide and a van take you to the mines. I found aquamarine, emerald, black tourmaline and yellow beryl. If you want to experience mining and finding gemstones this is an excellent deal.
  • I had the best time today. everyone was very friendly and informative. I found a large amount of aquamarine, tourmaline and garnet. thank you for an awesome day.

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