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Someplace Special Gem Mine

323 Rakes Rd, Shady Spring, WV
+1 304-575-9732
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Wonderful time for kiddos

We had a great time sifting through the dirt in search of gems! The kids loved it so much! There... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Camby, Indiana

We drove back excited to mine for gemstones and Noone eas there but a doggie in a building and a... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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323 Rakes Rd, Shady Spring, WV
+1 304-575-9732
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had a great time sifting through the dirt in search of gems! The kids loved it so much! There was a little shop that was able to place your finds in products, but they were closed when we went, I totally would have brought...More

Thank photojunkie101
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We drove back excited to mine for gemstones and Noone eas there but a doggie in a building and a few feral cats..called the # man said that we had to call ahead this time of year if we wanted access. .total bummer!! I hope...More

Thank aubpgh
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed our treasure hunt. Call ahead and Be sure to follow the directions to location. I would love to go again.

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Called as sign on gate instructed. Saw nothing but 2 dogs and spavined horse. Turned around and left. ? Knows what was going on there. Stay away Reminded friends of breaking bad

1  Thank mountainwilliam
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first experience gem mining and we'd definitely do it again. Farmer Joe was very friendly and knowledgeable. He also made a pendant for my daughter and I out of one of the gems we found, see pictures. The mine is 6 miles...More

Thank laurier6109
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a real gem mine where many artisans and craft people spend hours searching through buckets of sand for gem quality or maybe I should say stones of sufficient quality to make pendants and other delights for sale at fairs and festivals. Unlike those...More

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Got to collect all kinds of stones, to make things out of, Very nice place and all workers are very helpful in helping you get what you want.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Brought our two kids 7 and 9, we all enjoyed our time. It was exactly what I expected, yes totally a pile of sand, but who really thinks your going mining in a cave anyhow!? We didn't end up with that many gems though, but...More

Thank ShellySchmalz
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The people running the mine are wonderful and so nice. They didn't rush and went out of there way for our trip. Thank you and we will be back.

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Starving animals made this a very unfortunate stop! Never again. Poor road, a pile of sand, not a mine. Pictures on the website and Facebook page very misleading

3  Thank Mgawva
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