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Beautiful countryside and great people

Fun place to take the grandkids and or the entire family for a day out. They can find all kinds of... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Kimberly J
Wow!!!!!! What fun with a Licensed Mine!!! Reputable folks!

We loved every minute of this! Loads of fun and found lots of gemstones, rubies and sapphires... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
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Vidalia, Georgia
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All reviews gem mining the owner salted buckets rock shop family owned business nice family limited snacks picnic area great fun staff were helpful a lot of fun native dirt gift shop entire family gem mine north carolina for sale
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fun place to take the grandkids and or the entire family for a day out. They can find all kinds of native gems and enjoy nature.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We loved every minute of this! Loads of fun and found lots of gemstones, rubies and sapphires! The weather was beautiful, the proprietors were very gracious. Will go again next year!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beadattitudesinc
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Various options to choose. You can choose salted buckets or you can shovel buckets that aren’t salted. We found some gems but not much. It was a great family fun thing to do. The people were very nice. Would go back again!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank snashpicot
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

family friendly atmosphere, salted buckets are worth your time but chances are the storage stall dirt will not net much at all but "pretty rocks" as they call them

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tyra H
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We loved this little gem of a mine! Our family camped in the adjacent Rose Creek Campground, and we loved walking right next door to hunt for gems. We tried a few other places, but found Rose Creek to be the nicest, cleanest, most helpful,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ElleCosimano
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best mines in the area. They have native dirt that you can fill your own buckets better price than most of the others. (I did the native unsalted dirt) This dirt is coming from the creek on the site. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JohnF5468
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

You get to do all of the same activities that have been the staple of jewel mining for centuries; grab your bucket and head to the mine, dig for the "gold", sift through your findings at the river bed (water trough), shine up the finds,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harlen A
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We had a fun time. Sorted through 6 buckets and pulled out all kinds of different gems and even some Cherokee pottery shards. Didn't get very dirty. They identify your finds and put them in labeled bags. If we come back this way we'll return!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EDF1958
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed Tom and his very active cat! Just a relaxing way to spend a lovely afternoon! Tom knows his gems and has good advise for local stops!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank getzmeyer
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family with younger children, and everyone ended up enjoying the experience. The owners are super nice and accommodating.

Date of experience: August 2018
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purritt2b
May 22, 2018|
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Response from LindaS9230 | Property representative |
We sell bottled waters for .50 and there is a bathroom on the premises. Hope this information helps.
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August 24, 2017|
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Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that would be a problem, depending on the dog of course!
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Is it pet friendly??
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