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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
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 )
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.
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
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
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
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