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So glad we stopped in!!!

My husband and I stopped here because I wanted to “mine for gemstones”. The owner was the nicest... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Wendy B
via mobile
Girl Scout Trip

After a great tube ride we walked right across the street to this great mining establishment. The... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
St. Augustine, Florida
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Come join us for a fun filled day. Easy to find location across from Shallowford Iron Bridge, 8 miles up Aska road. Newest gem mining experience on the Toccoa River. Newest gem mining site. Look for hidden treasures as you sift through our mining...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
8436 Aska Rd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-5514
+1 706-258-4854
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here because I wanted to “mine for gemstones”. The owner was the nicest guy!!! He hung out with us and pretty much helped me pan and sort all the gemstones I found - he and my husband just chatted like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

After a great tube ride we walked right across the street to this great mining establishment. The owner was very friendly in helping us get the best bargain and also helped us to make sure we didn't miss any diamonds or rubies. We were a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We took our 3 granddaughters and they are loving sorting their rocks and fossils! Don’t miss this fun time!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kdurand2017
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Every time we are near the blue ridge area we have to stop by! It's so much fun for for the whole family. The staff is extremely nice and so willing to help and answer any questions. We are definitely repeat customers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Our second trip to this place. The people there are friendly and helpful. They make sure our son's experience is exciting and it only fuels his love for rock collecting! I appreciate that! My son leaves with lots of nice rocks and the sifting experience...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lindsaystongelmhc
Reviewed June 22, 2018

A nice place to relax and have some fun. You buy a bucket of sand which is loaded with jems and such, then use the strainer in the moving water trough. The owner and his helpers are very helpful. A must do if you have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sgafixer
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This place is a gem! Way better than we expected. Friendly people, fun atmosphere, more gems than competitors right down the road (and more fun), great cafe next door. Try it out! They answer all the questions you have and it’s covered so you aren’t...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RunnerJen10
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Today was so much more fun than expected. Great hospitality, so many fossils and gemstones in the “Mother Load” bucket!! Highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kate M
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and myself enjoyed our afternoon mining for gems. I got 2 cool arrow heads and a cool purple crystal geoid!found a cool Georgia Coin Ring for my wife.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon W
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We went with kids ranging from 2.5-11 years old. Every single one of them loved this activity. We bought the large bucket and split it between all the kids. The two men working were very helpful. A great activity that took about an hour.

Date of experience: April 2018
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