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High quality gem/jewelry!

A family friendly store with museum quality presentation of all types if gems, crystals, jewelry... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary S
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Fun and Educational

This is a great place to take the kids to do a little mining. You are offered up a 5-gallon bucket... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
York, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family friendly store with museum quality presentation of all types if gems, crystals, jewelry and artifacts. Something for everyone interested in gems and geology.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gary S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Been twice over several years and always have a blast. Kids had fun and we learned a lot about the gems that are present in the moutains where we live.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank stiofion1
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids to do a little mining. You are offered up a 5-gallon bucket with salted minerals in gravel that you sift through in a trough of running water. It is a nice shaded setting next to a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank 781walteri
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Jewelry items from around the world, unusual beautiful pieces . Gems from nearby places. As senior citizens we were impressed with the range of merchandise. We had grandchildren visit the gem mining sluice later in the same year(they had a great time )

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

My daughters have been wanting to experience the gem mining adventure so we chose Broad River Gems and Mining Company. This place was perfect. Their store was amazing and the experience was perfect for my girls. I️ would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Amy R
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We took the grand kids and used the outside area to look for gems. We were not disappointed and found a bunch of really neat gems. The showed how the gems could be made into hundreds of jewelry items. The bear display in one room...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank GolfRMA
Reviewed July 28, 2017

By far the BEST gem mining option in the Lake Lure area. The gentlemen who runs this truly wants the kids to learn about geology. He takes extra time to go over almost every rock they find. Large buckets are much better priced than what...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Greg Z
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We went to Broad River Gems and Mining Company to let our four grandchildren gem mine. They are four rock hounds, ages 4 to 8. They loved every minute, sifting through two seeded buckets each. The owner took time to educate them about their finds,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank clshea2014
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Great place to bring the kids and the host is a wealth of information on gems and the local area... Not too expensive and the kids loved it...

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank rgchambers
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

The owner of this little location is what makes local. Well, local! He is a life long rockhound and has so many items for sale, but he also has museum quality pieces to view and appreciate. Kids did the gem mining. Yes, it is buckets...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Brian S
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