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It's a nice place to spend about an hour in. There wasn't any mining activity happening while we were there as it was lunch hour, but a lady there took us through the entire process and explained it very well. It was nice to see...More
Hire a scooter from Hikaduwa a visit these small open mines. Set just off the road in natural pools and lush surroundings. Interesting to see where these semi-precious stones originate from. Reasonable inexpensive to pick up Cabershome cut quality for latter use in placing rings...More
Full of scam, making a big show! There was a bin with sand in it, the guide told us oh lets see if there is something inside, doh ofc it is! After a very quick tour to the mine we were guided to the juwelery,...More
We were nearing the end of a two week holiday with my family celebrating my 60th Birthday in Sri Lanka when our driver suggested we visit the Mitiyagoda moonstone mines. My son was quite interested in purchasing a nice bracelet as a gift for me...More
We enjoyed seeing this working mine and the cinnamon workers also .There is a bit of a sell at the end & we hope that we got a reasonable deal after bargaining but who knows? In any case our guide was helpful and cheerful as...More
The mine pit leaves to no gallery at all ! Hopefully for the "miners" who go up and down the pit for tourists.
Because I was skeptical, my wife and I were allowed to go in the pit by ourselves. Guess what ? There is...More
Okay, some will regard this as a scam. It was interesting to see the mining process from times gone by. We are not daft enough to think that each time they pan for stones, they come up with a whole tray of them. We were...More