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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-963-4367
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My son is very interested in gems. He had been to another gem mining place a few years ago and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
junebug2780
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Great bucket of Gems and Very Friendly. Prices were great. Can't wait to go back! Had a pair of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
morgancjt
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Freeport, Florida
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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We are the choice Gem Mine in our area because of the experience that is offered our guests by our knowledgeable staff, and because we offer buckets of the finest gem ore from the best gem mines in the world. You are invited to come and satisfy your craving for a gem mine adventure and experience the thrill of discovery as you pan for gems. Just like miners from the old days, you will sift through dirt and rock using water flumes to find your treasures in the safety and comfort of our year round location on Hwy 105 in Boone. Regardless of the weather, you can search for gems since we have both outside and inside flumes. Each bucket of our gem stone mix contains genuine rough gems. We guarantee a gem find every time.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stones cut” (23 reviews)
“big daddy” (17 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son is very interested in gems. He had been to another gem mining place a few years ago and found nothing, so he was a bit sceptical. But this place was a pleasant surprise! We purchased the $70 bucket and he found around 40...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bucket of Gems and Very Friendly. Prices were great. Can't wait to go back! Had a pair of Earrings made. Came in about 3 weeks and they sent me an E-Mail to let me know they had sent them.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

MiMi’s birthday weekend celebration included a great fun day for the granddaughters at Foggy Mountain Gem mine. The staff makes every effort to make visitors, young and old, have a fun and educational experience. Each staff member was high energy, very helpful, and made every...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Boone for 2 days and with 2 girls ages 4&6 this was on the list to do. I'm so glad we chose this place, the staff was extremely helpful and welcoming! We got the "big daddy" bucket for the 4 of us...More

Thank Brooke R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great time today! We are 3 generations ages ranging from 21-79. I wanted to go for Mother’s Day and dragged everyone along. We all had a great time, especially my 79 year old Mother in law. We had a lot of good...More

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

My husband and I have visited here on several occasions. This time we needed some gems identified, and we knew this was the perfect place. They took there time, and sorted the gems we brought in, and identified them for us. While we were there...More

Thank Randysgal
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This place was great and they explained the rocks we found. Daniel was very helpful aaaannndddd had a great time.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Everyone had a great time! The teen did not want to go but got into it and had a great time! Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We came in on a rainy day, and we opted for a big bucket. The staff members were very helpful and let us know about the possibilities for cutting the rocks. We came back the next day and were impressed with the results.

Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My son and I came up for a day trip to the mountains. He wanted to go gem mining and Foggy Mountain happened to be the closest to us at the time. I am so thankful that it was because we will most definitely be...More

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Carl S
7 January 2018|
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Response from foggymountaingems | Property representative |
Hello Carl, to answer your question No there is no daily admittance fee. We do however charge based on the size bucket you choose to go through. Our bucket sizes and prices are as follows: Rock-hound (2 gallons) $30, Big... More
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taheraisl
22 April 2017|
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Response from featherlane | Reviewed this property |
You will be purchasing a "bucket" of rocks - there is a bucket size to fit any budget. One or many in your party can sift and find gems. You get to keep ALL of your gems - in fact they actually go through your discarded pile... More
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Katrina S
14 April 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Obviously planning is important and taking that hour or more to really enjoy the experience is important. I go in the mornings..best time and not so busy.
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