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Bryson City Gem Mine

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12121 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9156
+1 800-468-7238
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Great Time! 👍

We weren’t sure what to expect! But for $50 for a whole bucket, we were pleasantly surprised! We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Krys R
via mobile
Fun to D0

Never went gem mining before. The gentleman got us set up, showed us what to do and before long... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Bchcomber49
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Hawthorne, Florida, United States
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“gallon bucket” (4 reviews)
“gems” (14 reviews)
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12121 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect! But for $50 for a whole bucket, we were pleasantly surprised! We had a blast and got a ton of gems! So exciting and fun!

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Never went gem mining before. The gentleman got us set up, showed us what to do and before long, we had two bags of rocks. Once you're done, you take them inside and they tell you what type of "gems" you've recovered. It was a...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

I heard a lot of stories of house this is fake, fake, fake, but I didnt care it was something I wanted to do and am very happy I did. I found quite a few gems and proudly to them home to polish to find...More

3  Thank Rebecca D
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Nothing fancy but pretty fun. I don't think others out there think that just because it has the word Gem Mine in the name that they are visiting an actual "mine" but, I did have to explain this to the younger kids we were travelling...More

3  Thank Nawlins4LIFE
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Large buckets with lot's of large stones making the experience much more fund for the family. The stones found were of a large variety vs. buckets with small planted stones like other mines. Owner very friendly and let's you go at your own pace. Only...More

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Brenda will be glad to help you at 800-468-7238. You can set up your appointment in the pre-season and buy a 5 gallon bucket of dirt/rocks for $45! They also offer white water rafting. Can't wait to go!

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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This gem mine was different from the rest because of the owner. He owns two real mines above the store. They gather and mine their own gems. He is also a gem cutter and I enjoyed him taking the time to sit with my boys...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is fun for all ages. Worth the stop. Semi-friendly staff. You never know what kind of gems you will uncover.

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Reviewed August 1, 2016

Great fun! Kids children really enjoy it. Everyone was very helpful and they know a lot about gemstones. Educational!

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is just one of those things you have to pull over and do just once in your lifetime. Different prices on buckets you buy to sift out the jewels. we purchased the $40 bucket and brought home several emeralds, crystals, garnets, fools gold and...More

2  Thank Carol S
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RickJanice S
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Rebecca D | Reviewed this property |
its free to get it an yes you can share as many buckets as you want to buy, it really is a lot of fun, may or may not find a few gems, but like I said it is a lot of fun to sift through for your (possible) treasure
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lilacstranger
April 17, 2017|
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Response from kalebellis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, he has an extensive collection of gems. He is also a gem cutter, so you will see lots of nice gems there.
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