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A gem of a gem mine!

I stopped in here with my family and had a great time. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this gem mine... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Jon H
Great place to visit

We all loved it...it was a lot of fun. The owners were great..they have a store that has a little... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Pamela H
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Jul 11, 2018
“A gem of a gem mine!”
Nov 16, 2017
“Great place to visit”
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Located in the beautiful mountains of NC, Gem Valley is a family "own and run" public gem-mining and gold panning attraction. We are located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and beside the New River State Park.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2489 Little Peak Creek Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640-9075
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+1 336-982-5177
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

I stopped in here with my family and had a great time. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this gem mine. It is a nice family owned place with some great folks. It is tucked a bit out of the way but the best places usually are....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Debbi F, Owner at Gem Valley LLC, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! They made my day! We think the best GEMS that you can find at Gem-Valley is definitely our customers! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 16, 2017

We all loved it...it was a lot of fun. The owners were great..they have a store that has a little of everything

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Pamela H
Debbi F, Owner at Gem Valley LLC, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful words! We are so thrilled that you got to spend some time with us! Happy Rock-Hunting!

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

My mom and I took my two daughters ages 11 and 13 and my 13 year old nephew. They loved it! They got to sift through a bucket and enjoyed finding gems and minerals. The man working there was very knowledgeable and helped them identify...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Debbi F, Owner at Gem Valley LLC, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We were thrilled to have you visit us and hope to see you all again in the future!

Reviewed May 31, 2017

Every time I go here I end up with tons of rocks. I've even had the shop owner cut some of the gems for me at a great cost. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

The staff was super friendly & we learned a lot. It was a fun process sifting through & we found quite a few gems! The only thing I didn't like was that the staff members smoked nearby & we have young children. It was a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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