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Spruce Pine Gem Mine

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15090 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-6392
+1 828-765-7981
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Excellent summary of North Carolina's gem mining industry

I've been to this small museum probably over 20 times over the years, and have seen it grow in size... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
carpenterjohn483
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Irmo, South Carolina
A bucket of rocks

That's what you get. A bucket of rocks. And had we known that only the big rocks are any good, we... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2016
roadtoretirement
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Penn
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Sep 14, 2016
“Excellent summary of North Carolina's gem mining industry”
Apr 25, 2016
“A bucket of rocks”
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15090 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-6392
+1 828-765-7981
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

I've been to this small museum probably over 20 times over the years, and have seen it grow in size and respectability to where it is now. A valuable learning experience for all ages

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

That's what you get. A bucket of rocks. And had we known that only the big rocks are any good, we could have saved an hour of picking through chips, granular dirt and pieces so small you need A magnifying glass.

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Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was a very fun place to visit...what a great activity for the kids to look through the bucket of rocks looking for gems. After sorting through the rocks and picking out the colorful ones, we still were not sure just what we had found,...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2015

On a side trip while visiting Ashville, NC. We went to Spruce Pine to try our luck at some gemstone sluicing. of you finds, you can have one cut from the rough and mounted in a piece of jewelry. Very nice low impact activity as...More

3  Thank Gwendolyn B
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

This business is family-owned, and I was delighted to talk to the owner and his two high school-aged daughters. There is an extensive collection of minerals and fossils for purchase, and the owner has an encyclopedic knowledge of everything he has to offer. For $20...More

6  Thank scirls
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