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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
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You can mine for your own gemstones!

Lots of cool rocks, and you can mine for your own gemstones. You purchase a bucket (there are different price points) and you use the "river" and sifter to sift through your sand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jenny G
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of cool rocks, and you can mine for your own gemstones. You purchase a bucket (there are different price points) and you use the "river" and sifter to sift through your sand to find gemstones. It's a fun activity for children.

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Thank Jenny G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place. My 8 yr old son and I bought a small Fossil bucket and found all sorts of cool fossils, an arrow head, shark teeth and shells including a great Desert Rose gypsum. My 10 yr old son and husband mined a small gem bucket and had just as much fun. I've held on to gems from 4... More 

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Thank Tina M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed "panning" for fossils and gems. However, the items placed in the pans should not be pre-drilled for making jewerly or like they came off jewerly. The inside staff looked bored as they "identified" what we recovered, please have a little more enthusiasm for your job.

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Whiting, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a 65.00 bucket of sand to go through and found some really nice stones and minerals. The staff is really friendly.

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1 Thank Tammy C
Pilot, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time mining for gems. We found a lot of gems, and the staff I'd. all the gems for me. 😁

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1 Thank LMiller65
Herrin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place for my grandson. He 'panned' for gems, and we went inside to identify what he had found. We also shopped in their store. They have a great selection of jewelry.

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1 Thank Lynne975
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are local and my grandson loves to come here and have a day out. He is an avid gem collector and so this always makes his day.

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1 Thank Lynn R
Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the $ 65 gem bucket. Got a lot of gems and minerals and had a good time panning for the gems. Just couldn't help feeling like we were getting ripped off in some way. The staff was ok. The girl assisting us was patient but looked bored and didn't really engage my husband who needed nudging ( if... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids had a blast panning for gems and fossils. The buckets run from sand bucket size to 55 gallon oil drum (no joke). The kids were amazed with each find.

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Plymouth, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time looking for Gems and browsing the shop! This would be the perfect place to spend an afternoon with kids. Also, very close to other attractions.

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