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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607-7319
+1 828-963-4367
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Grate fun for your kids,

What a fun way to spend an hour or two. the employees are very knowledgeable. There is an outdoor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PonyMan132
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Denver, North Carolina
Unexpected great time!

Weather forced us to do something inside. Wife coerced me to try this with our 6 and 4 year old. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
racerx1059
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Miami, 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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607-7319
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun way to spend an hour or two. the employees are very knowledgeable. There is an outdoor and an indoor sluice for cold or rainy weather. after you mine your gems, they will educate you on what you have found. our grand kids...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather forced us to do something inside. Wife coerced me to try this with our 6 and 4 year old. We all had a blast. Less than a month later we received our jewelry made from the gems my daughters mined and they are amazing....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable. The weather forced us to find alternative entertainment for an 11 year old.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Did not know what to expect, but we were really happy with our experience here. Friendly staff. They have the indoor set up to find your gems (this was a plus for the winter weather). Cant wait to get the jewels that we ordered in...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My boyfriend and I chose to visit Foggy Mountain Gem Mine because of the great reviews we saw. When only got the smallest bucket they offer, but we found enough gems to fill up a large ziploc bag. It was such a fun time and...More

Thank Madalyn M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We went by on a spur of the moment and it was awesome! It was the first time my children experienced mining and they had a blast. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Two thumbs up for my family. We will be back!

Thank Heather V
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Gem Mining was amazing! We fun alot of Gems with the $70 bucket and Daniel was super helpful and even helped us customize a gift for our granmothers back home. Great place to visit and make memories.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

It was a fun experience if you have small kids I highly recommend this gem mine staff was great and we all had a good time

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great place for young children. I have a 7 year old and he was in heaven looking for gems. We went on a rainy day, which was perfect as they have an area indoors to gem mine. He left with 2 bags full and was...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Just spent time there with the grandkids. They had a lot of fun searching for the gems and we helped sort out some. The staff was super friendly and helpful! 💎 You get a good amount of stones and they’ll identify them and cut one...More

Thank Lourdes M
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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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