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Patpar wrote a review Aug 2020
Statesboro, Georgia6 contributions1 helpful vote
First at Emerald village my family and i panned for gold. We purchased the $25 bag of gold ore and found about 8 pieces of gold. We were a little disappointed, but one piece was a nice size. Our second adventure was a $35 gem bucket. We were terrible disappointed by the number of rocks/gems we found in the sand. We found one big tiger eye, a few medium size stones, but the majority were small and the variety was limited. The staff was friendly and helpful. As experienced rock/gem hounds Emerald Village was very disappointing in what we found and experienced.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Amy H wrote a review Jul 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina10 contributions3 helpful votes
We were only able to do the gem mining and visit the store and entrance to the cave, but still loved it. It is about 1 hour out of Boone. The gem mining had a lot of finds we have never gotten before at other locations and they will cut anything into a stone for you, even petrified wood! All other locations only want to cut the fine gemstones :( We loved it and was worth the ride. Will visit again when the mine tours open up as these seem to be a big highlight of the location.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jim T wrote a review Jul 2020
Middletown, Connecticut120 contributions51 helpful votes
We decided to try the mining. It was fun and we found some cool stones. It’s a one and done but fun thing to try.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Lori wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a great day !! We visited the Emerald Village building and were shocked that they allowed our pet to enter and were so polite! We went through the self guided displays representing shops and wildlife education from the past. We also panned for gemstones and had a blast! I would recommend that any one visiting the area to please add this to your stops.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from 181alan, Owner at Emerald Village
Responded Jan 16, 2020
We think it is a very cool place! Thanks so much for your comments and we hope you can come back!
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Mark Bonaparte wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to buy rocks and crystals, great place to learn the history of mining and you can dig for crystals at the site of a real mine or sluice "salted" soil in a sheltered location. Great people. We spent two days there
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from 181alan, Owner at Emerald Village
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Thank you so much! We hope you can come back! Happy Holidays!
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