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Address: Hwy 226, Spruce Pine, NC
Phone Number: 828-765-6130
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Canadian kids birthday wish come true!!

My little guy turned six and his American aunt said she would take him Gem mining. One of his favourite things to do! We hadn't tried this mine yet. THIS IS THE BEST MINE. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My little guy turned six and his American aunt said she would take him Gem mining. One of his favourite things to do! We hadn't tried this mine yet. THIS IS THE BEST MINE. Don't try the others. We are regular visitors to the gem mines... Yearly we do this. Go here first. Best service. Best gems and most helpful... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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238 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The general store is a gift shop with a great assortment of giftsetc.One of the nicest and most interestin gift shops in the mountains. Snacks fudge and icecream also.Ther is also a jewelry store with a vast array of gemstones. staff is very helpful while slucing for gemstone going back over the flume and picking out gemstones that people didnt... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We landed here after a vacation for gem mining. A gal in our Franklin motel had spent 2 weeks gem mining - she told us to make the two hour ride to hit this mine as a day trip. It was on our drive home so we stopped. We didn't have time to go out to the mine (must call... More 

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate your business and can't wait to see you again! More 

Spruce Pine, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went out for afternoon of fun floated local river in tubes then took grandchildren to gem mountain they had a ball one was 7 year old , two were 4 year old each hunting for the big one my granddaughter spilled her bucket the young man quietly gave her another bucket before she had time to cry about it,... More 

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope you come back soon! More 

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144 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Our family shared a $130 five gallon bucket which included two free cuts. It will take about 4 weeks for the gems to be cut & cost $12 for shipping & handling. It was fun sifting through the gravel to find the gems. There was a nice variety of gems in our bucket. The kids especially enjoyed finding the more... More 

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Thank reise3
fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please let us know what we can do to make it a 5 star review on your next visit. You can email us at: info@gemmountain.com. Hope to see you soon! More 

Central Florida
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We finally stopped in after many years passing by. Our grandson loved the experience of finding gem stones in a bucket of rocks by using a sifter in the running water flume. Surprising number of gems. They grade them for you and offer to cut and shape them into jewelry items. We elected to take home the rough gem stones... More 

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We made reservations to go to a real mine. This was our first mining experience. I emailed ahead to see age restrictions and what to bring. We had two adults and two kids 2 years old and 7 years old. There were about four other adults and 4 other children around 7 years old on the trip. Both our kids... More 

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your input. We do take them in to consideration. We do have information on your waiver about the area and what to expect. There are finds in the rocks there if you are willing to use the equipment provided to get them out. There will be loose rocks due to blasting which is great for kids.... More 

Derry, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We have been here a couple of times now and love it. It is dog friendly and it a wonderful activity to do with your family from young to old. You purchase a bucket then go to the bench and pick a spot and wash your gems to find the right ones. It is so much fun.

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to go to Gem Mountain for years, since a co-teach for Earth Science bought a few buckets for the kids to have the experience of mining. I went for the $130 bucket. This included 2 cuts (45 each). I got quit of few of gem quality minerals. I had to chose for emerald to be a... More 

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The people here are great. The prices are reasonable. The cut of the gems are awesome. The bathrooms are clean. The country store is nice to browse around in. I love their hot dogs.

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this review

Love it! Thank you so much for the great review. See you soon! More 

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