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Ruggles Mine

Route 4, Grafton, NH
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Grafton
Type: Mines
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great place to explore; however if you have young kids or kids uninterested they might get bored quickly. Slightly pricey: Adults $25 Children (4-11) $13 Children under 4 are Free with a paid adult. Note: they stop selling tickets and hour before close Tips: *Bring your own bucket, rock hammer and goggles (they rent some things but then you will... More

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New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was something we have been meaning to do for years. Glad we went, but once was enough. A LONG, somewhat scenic drive from route 93 on route 4. Gorgeous views from parking lot, would be spectacular in the fall. Admission, as mentioned by previous reviewers, is steep. Certainly for the price they are charging, there should be detailed and... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The mine was an ok experience but way too expensive for what is there. Not what we expected at all and to pay $25 pp just to walk around rocks seemed a bit of a stretch. $10 a person is more like it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Great views, but a real clip joint! Just way too much to spend. You can find better rocks on the side of the road. And save yourself a hundred bucks. Their price is way too high, for what they offer. Not real safe either. While I was there a kid had a stone chip fly up from another person and... More

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Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great fun looking for preacious stones, mining the rocks. Be sure to bring your hammer, chisel and a bag or bucket to carry your finds home. If you forget them no worries they will provide you with some equipment for a small charge. Bring some bandaids the rocks are sharp and you might cut yourself. Recommend this adventure for all... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great morning adventure,beautiful sights but bring Band-Aids .also pails glove's hammers and chisels. These are needed as you walk through huge caves with rocks strewn take your pick to find some treasure. Need to be steady on feet as you are walking on loose rocks and store but great fun

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

OMG....There is sooooo much I can say. #1 Bring a camera. The views are really out of this world. I found some beryl and some quartz. I found some quartz points just on the ground waiting for me to pick them up. If you are a rock hound you will be in your glory. There were raw quartz rocks everywhere.... More

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Palm Beach Gardens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

If your kids loves rocks, go here!! We were there for about 4 hours and we still had to pry him out of there! You don't really find " amazing gems " but we left with a five gallon bucket full of treasures. I think we left with some smoky quartz, rose quartz, mica, pyrite, uranium and beryl. And a... More

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Short of it is there is nothing to mine at Ruggles Mine. The only thing you will find is lots of feldspar and quartz that are on the ground. Mini caves that the kids will like but only a few of them and all mined out. Bring a hammer and pail if you want but truth of it is you... More

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plantsville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

a bit pricey, but I sort of expected that. Gift shop, snack bar is dirty, and rest rooms are 1 notch above a port-o-let. After you pay $25 per kid to get in, (we brought our own tools, goggles, and lites to avoid $13 to rent a hammer) Once you enter, you are totally on your own. IF you are... More

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