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“Worth every penny! GREAT family fun!!!”

Old Pressley Sapphire Mine
Ranked #5 of 5 things to do in Canton
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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 digging for stones and rinsing them off! We stayed for over 5 hours and found MANY stones. My kids were thrilled with the whole process. Will go back many times in the future!

Thank Robin T
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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.

Thank Al J
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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 rocks you think might be something to wash. The children loved it. The water is shaded, there's a picnic table and a portable toilet. I drove a Lexus to this place and did not drag the bottom out of it, although if it had been raining I might have had a problem. We came out with a lot of sapphires, 3 large ones.(probably not gem quality) More importantly, we learned a LOT and had a ball.

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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 would be a good place to take young children or go as a family.

Thank nboswell
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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, polish, and mount your found "sapphires"; take your "treasures" home and polish them yourself in a rock tumbler. My wife and daughter are still waiting (since October 2013) to receive their "jewelry" which they paid for.

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