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Fun and as good as expected

Treated very nicely. Just don't go expecting Disney world or the Star of India. This is a back in... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very educational. Had a great time exploring for gems. Quiet place off the beaten path. Clean... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible33%
24 Apr 2018
“Magnetism26 ”
15 Aug 2017
“Closed to the Public”
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240 Pressley Mine Rd, Canton, NC 28716-8164
+1 828-648-6320
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Very educational. Had a great time exploring for gems. Quiet place off the beaten path. Clean facilities. Fun for the whole family.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Magnetism26
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews we decided to check this out on our way cross country. No way to know before we arrived that it was a wasted trip. They are no longer open to the public. Total bummer, whole family was looking forward to digging around...More

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank Jojabohe
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is a genuine mine to visit! No enhanced stones shipped in to fill this real deal. The owner, George, and his wife, Brenda, are the nicest people and full of information to help you out. My 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter were in heaven...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Had a great time found some good sapphires well worth the money and the memories well last a lifetime.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Al J
Reviewed 2 July 2016

so here's the deal-- this is an all day adventure. Wear your old clothes and boots, bring an ice chest, and a lunch.( and gloves)( and a towel) $25 pp and you actually walk to a site and dig--- you only bring down the larger...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank SVtravelagent
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We were allowed to dig unlimited buckets from the mine tailings pile for one admission fee. We enjoyed visiting with George (owner) and learning about the sapphire mining and the areas history. Flumes were shaded. Water water was clean. It was a fun day! This...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nboswell
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Read all of the other negative reviews (a majority of all reviews are either "terrible" or "poor" ) if you are considering going to the Old Pressley Sapphire Mine. IF you decide to go despite these warnings, DO NOT PAY for their "jeweler" to cut,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank PAW622
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Treated very nicely. Just don't go expecting Disney world or the Star of India. This is a back in the woods place that mines rocks. Some are sapphires and some aren't. Fun for kids. We had two stones polished and they arrived just as described,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank getgone
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Drove out into the hills, bad roads and all. When we finally arrived, there was nobody around! What a waste of time!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Bobbi B
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I traveled to NC to camp out with a group of fellow rockhounds, with my sister and niece in tow. We followed a group to Old Pressley Mine to dig for sapphires. We had so much fun there with the group and with the owner,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Lenore C
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8 June 2015|
Response from LaurieV398 | Reviewed this property |
I actually got my necklace with the stone in November. My sister who lives in Connecticut only got her stone not the chain. I agree the place is great to visit and "mine" for stones just don't get your jewelry made there.
Wendy M
3 January 2015|
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Response from LaurieV398 | Reviewed this property |
Actually we finally did get them Nov 22 after several calls, however my sister did not get the chain with the necklace. My stone was. It polished. I do. It recommend using the jeweler they have. I would recommend taking your... More