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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 4416 NC Hwy 105 S., Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: +1 828-963-4367
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Always a good experience

The employees are great and very good at explaining about the gems to children. There is no pressure to have the gems cut, polished or made into jewelry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The employees are great and very good at explaining about the gems to children. There is no pressure to have the gems cut, polished or made into jewelry.

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Thank swpjrp
Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 4th time here. We go each summer. The staff is always wonderful. The kids always find a lot of gems. A must do for the kids, they love it.

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Mountain View, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff was spot on in taking care of us - great service, engaging conversation about geography and gemstones. One daughter was upset because my son kept cherry-picking stones from the bucket - staff "found" a couple of handfulls of really great "ore" for her to sift. Meltdown and disappointment avoided - priceless!!!!

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Thank TheGoneWife
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a blast! Brought my 5 and 8 year old and we shared the $70 bucket. The employees are super helpful and attentive. Each of us took home a big bag of gems. Very fun morning!

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Thank Lisa M
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Foggy Mountain Gem Mine several times, and we live within 45 minutes of it. We visited today after about a year or so, and one of the gentlemen remembered us. That made my husband and I feel like they really do care about there customers. We found a bunch of great stones, and had fun doing it.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had a great time sifting for gems. The kids (10/7/4) could not have had a better experience. They all found a bag full of gems. We got the $70 bucket and it lasted about 1.5-2hrs with my husband and I doing minimal hunting ourselves. After you go through your bucket you take your bag of finds inside and... More 

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Key West, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a morning or searching for gems. The staff was more than helpful. It was interesting and educational. We have some gems that are being set and some we are taking home. With two teens it was a good day

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Raeford, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a blast!!! My husband and I has a great time. Friend and knowledgable staff. Definitely a must do!!! Great fun for the whole family.

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Thank luvinlifagain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Holy cow! That was so much fun. I went with my aunt and 2 younger cousins and had such a great time. Wonderful set up in the shop. The staff was so helpful and kind (and pretty cute 😉). I was expecting the 11 and 8 yos in our group to have all of the fun, but my aunt and... More 

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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the deal at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine is it will cut or polish some of the precious stones you find. I waited until we got back the gems we chose before writing this review in case something went awry. Glad to report the entire experience was top notch. This is the first gem mine I ever visited, so... More 

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