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Black light room was awesome!

I love gem mining and the black light room seemed so unique I had to check it out. Al was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ars1127
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First Time Gem Miner

We enjoyed our first visit to Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. As a first timer of mining I found the... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
NancyWatta
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Gem mining just minutes from downtown Brevard and Sliding Rock. Just a short drive from Asheville. We have the perfect bucket waiting for you. You can find Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, Geodes, and many, many more minerals and gemstones. Bring the...more
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3338 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9796
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love gem mining and the black light room seemed so unique I had to check it out. Al was very helpful and even wrote down a list of the rocks for me (I have an awful memory so I was very grateful for this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit to Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. As a first timer of mining I found the experience to be fascinating. My favorite find was a large amethyst. It was raining day, but still worth the stop, because the mining was set up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NancyWatta
Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Indoor mining is great on those rainy or cold days. We have indoor mining at both of our locations. Thanks for mining with us!

Reviewed January 30, 2019

In looking for "Gem mines" in North Carolina, we found this "gem" of a shop! They had a great example of different gems with very fair prices!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you for dropping by to see us! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you put this on your bucket list. Spent 4 hours mining a 7.5 gallon bucket. So many stunning pieces and a great variety. Christopher was a "real gem" very knowledgable identifying the piece. The owners welcomed you and enriched the experience.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

We are so glad you came mining with us! There are a lot of things to do here in the mountains and we appreciate you making us one of those. I am glad you had a great time. I am sure that Christopher had just...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after a hike in DuPont State Park and the kids loved it!! The Super Bucket provided about an hour of entertainment for 3 kids and they each got a lot of beautiful stones and also some neat fossils. It was definitely the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Sounds like the kids had a blast. Thanks for making Pisgah Forest Gem Mine part of your trip! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was so much better than we expected! We got the super bucket and it was well worth the money - we found large geodes, rubies, fossils, and tons of other things. Kaylee was extremely attentive and excited for the things we found, and was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Kaylee is a great mine employee. Those super buckets have some of the best gems and mineral I have seen! Thank you for the kind words and great review!

Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were staying in Asheville and took a trip over to Sliding Rock Falls National Park. On the way back from the falls we passed by the Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, it was right at closing time which we did not know when we pulled...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

We are glad you stopped by to visit with us. How did the grand kids like the mining? If they split a Super Bucket I bet they found some fantastic gems! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a friendly gem mining place with a store and a small play area for children including a pond with turtles and fish.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Did you get to feed the turtles? Thank you for mining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been to the Brevard many times but this time my sister was with us and wanted to try out 5he gem mine. We had a blast and we will definitely be back!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for giving us a try. We are glad you had a good time! See you again soon.

Reviewed August 17, 2018

My two teens and I stopped here Thursday morning early August while visiting area, we had arrived 20 min before they opened but the staff called us over and said they were ready if we wanted to start. We purchased the $60 bucket and shared...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for mining with us! That $60 bucket (The Super) is a real "gem!" I have seen some great stuff come out of them. We hope to see you again soon and I will tell Al to go get you a towel next time...More

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Roel V
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Daryl W | Property representative |
We have been in Pisgah Forest for 2 years. We do have a stream that kids can play in but we do not mine in the stream for eco reasons. We do have group discounts and can accommodate groups up to 120. We are also minutes... More
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JSanseverino
August 22, 2016|
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Response from DARYL W | Property representative |
We are! We even allow them in the store unless they have been in the river- that includes 2-legged visitors haha!
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Granddbabies
August 3, 2015|
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Response from DARYL W | Property representative |
Prices start at $10 for a 1 gallon bucket. Our most popular buckets are the $30 Big Bonanza, $40 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald bucket, and the $60 Super bucket. Complete pricing can be found online. Just google Pisgah Forest Gem... More
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