Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Boone: Hours, Address, Foggy Mountain Gem Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We are the choice Gem Mine in our area because of the experience that is offered our guests by our knowledgeable staff, and because we offer buckets of the finest gem ore from the best gem mines in the world. You are invited to come and satisfy your craving for a gem mine adventure and experience the thrill of discovery as you pan for gems. Just like miners from the old days, you will sift through dirt and rock using water flumes to find your treasures in the safety and comfort of our year round location on Hwy 105 in Boone. Regardless of the weather, you can search for gems since we have both outside and inside flumes. Each bucket of our gem stone mix contains genuine rough gems. We guarantee a gem find every time.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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william s
31 contributions
Gave it a try!
Jul 2021
Stopped in there, and great young staff! Found some good stones, and having a couple cut and polished and when we receive them will check out with a local jewel dealer and just make sure real deal! But had a good time!
Written July 17, 2021
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Randysgal
West Jefferson, NC14 contributions
Nice day out!
Jun 2021
A good time was had by me and my husband. We both like to do things like this...and its always fun for us to see what we can find. We did get some very nice pieces. We decided to have a black onyx cut. I can't wait to see it when it gets finished.
Written June 28, 2021
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Norma L
Fort Mill, SC4 contributions
Awesome Fun
Jun 2021
This is the first time for my son and I gem mining and we will be back. It was so much fun and the staff was so helpful.
Written June 3, 2021
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bogie0006
Virginia Beach, VA127 contributions
Great time
May 2021 • Couples
What a blast. Glad we stopped. The staff was friendly and very helpful. They knew there stuff. If in the area you need to stop.
Written May 28, 2021
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OwlBJalapeno
Virginia22 contributions
Spring Break Outing
Apr 2021 • Family
Stayed nearby on New River for spring break and this was the closest gem mine open for the season during our trip I was expecting typical tourist dive type place but was actually way more impressed the staff was eager to assist and acknowledge customers even on a busy day and we were mining within minutes of arriving & deciding on the big daddy bucket my boys are 8 & 18 and my parents also came along we all really enjoyed sifting for the gems and found a large variety of stones we took advantage of the staff inside afterwards helping to identify our stones and also had a Dalmatian jasper polished and cut which was included with our big daddy bucket Anderson is who helped us with the id of stones and arranging for the polish/cut and shipping of the Dalmatian jasper he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Parking is tricky but doable we missed it by mistake turned around and parked without an issue. Will absolutely go again when in Boone and shoutout to staff keep it up service is definately superior here!
Written April 18, 2021
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acedaughter
Beverly Hills, MI960 contributions
Fun Rainy Day Activity
Apr 2021
My family (adult children) thought they would humor me by going to the gem mine with me. Turns out, they had just as much fun as I did, and we came away with a good haul of raw gems -- much more than we expected.
Written April 13, 2021
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emsmedic79
Wilmington, NC45 contributions
Great little bit of fun
Apr 2021 • Family
The staff were super friendly and the kids got a kick out of being able to find their own gems. Perfect for small children. Parking is really tough as there are limited spots and the shop is located on a busy highway.
Written April 9, 2021
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KDP90205
Alva, FL13 contributions
Awesome Acitivty
Jan 2021 • Family
We took my 6 year old son who is obsessed with rocks and gems. The young crows working there were very sweet and patient. They took their time and explained what each stone was and provided answers to the questions we had. We also got quiet a few nice size keepsakes. Thank you all for a wonderful experience.
Written January 5, 2021
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O1624BUcraigw
Winston Salem, NC840 contributions
Great Family Fun
Oct 2020 • Family
We took our 2 years old grandson and his parents to Foggy Mountain Gem mine. It was raining, so indoor fun was perfect. There are several separate buildings, including an indoor space for ax throwing. There is a room that is slightly askew. One feels off balance and objects seem to defy the laws of physics. There was a museum with Native American artifacts, including a large collection of arrowheads. There is a place to get a snack or have a sandwich. Great family fun.
Written October 23, 2020
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Ashley P
Raleigh, NC11 contributions
Awesome experience!
Oct 2020 • Family
Awesome place! We purchased the Big Daddy bucket for our 2 kids to share and it was worth every penny! They each found some really great gems and stones. Everything from emeralds, rubies and rose quartz. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful! My kids loved it and we will definitely be back again! Highly recommend!!
Written October 9, 2020
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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM